Blockchainhub Brussels is an independent non profit node of the global Blockchainhub network. Our mission articulates around 4 axis:
Spread the idea of decentralised technologies like blockchain and other technologies that build on top and around blockchain. Empower a more efficient & transparent p2p-economy and p2p-society.
Centralize and advertise events related to Blockchain on the Belgian territory.
Funnel and spread quality information linked to people or corporations based in Belgium.
Increase the understanding of distributed ledger technologies by informing, clarifying and raising awareness. Make it accessible to the general public.
Be an interdisciplinary think-tank and foster a breeding ground for game changing startups.
Traditional command & control top down management styles do not work well in a decentralized world. We therefore research & apply decentralized governance structures & tools in our Network of Hubs (i.e. Holacracy).
What is Blockchain?
If the internet we use today is the internet of information, blockchain is the internet of value that has the potential to fundamentally transform business, economy & society as we know it. Blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin, is considered by many to be the next big thing. A game changer that allows us to decentralise trust, creating the basis for a peer-to-peer economy, powered by auto enforceable smart contracts.
Transactions on the blockchain through these smart contracts are in many cases faster & cheaper and more secure than transactions that classically run through neural central authorities. These Smart Contracts are an integral part of well as dApps (Decentralized Applications) and DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations).
The Decentralized Web
Together with other decentralized protocols like IPFS & SWARM (decentralized file storage), Whisper (Decentralized Messaging), Social Linked Data and many more, Blockchain is contributing to the next generation of the internet, the decentralized web, or web 3.0.
On the 10th of July the first BlockchainHub Meet-Up in Ghent took place at KIP in NEST. Some fifty people attended for the presentations and about fifteen stayed for discussions afterwards. The reactions were overall very positive and many hoped there will be...
On Monday, July 10, we will hold our 3rd Meetup in Ghent. The Meetup in Dutch will be a combination of speeches exploring blockchain for the sharing economy and the music industry. It will be followed by discussion roundtables and a short plenary summarizing the group...
On June 19, BlockchainHub Brussels held a second Meetup. This time in Leuven (Special thanks to Cronos for their hospitality!) The meet-up was organized around two streams: The first stream explained to newcomers what Bitcoin is all about, how they can buy their first...
Meet the Team
He graduated from the Louvain School of Management where he wrote his Master thesis on Blockchain. He was an intern at SWIFT where he worked on Blockchain.
He holds a degree in IT-Management and in Business. His master thesis on Bitcoin was awarded best financial thesis of 2014 by ING Belgium. Jean-Luc now works as a strategy and blockchain consultant. He will publish a book on Bitcoin in 2017.
His latest venture, Sofitto, is a Fintech startup focusing on bringing blockchain technology to bank cards.
If you have an interest and would like to play an active role in shaping the Blockchain community in Belgium, do not hesitate to reach out.
If you are interested in a decentralized experience, do not hesitate to contact us
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