Blockchainhub Brussels is a think-tank and information platform connecting people around Blockchain in Belgium.
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).
The quality of our team and the information we spread are our first concern. We are non-profit.
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Meet the Team
Aymerick is managing the daily activities of the BlockchainHub Brussels.
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.
Jean-Luc is the founder of BlockchainHub Brussels and is involved in the daily management of the hub.
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.
Alexander founded multiple Blockchain startups since 2011 such as MyCelium, Grid Singularity and Cashila and has a deep technical expertise.
His latest venture, Sofitto, is a Fintech startup focusing on bringing blockchain technology to bank cards.
Meet-up's in Ghent
Joris is organizing the meet-ups in Ghent for BlockchainHub Brussels. He graduated in Moral Sciences at Ghent University and wrote his master thesis on anarchism. His main interests are blockchain (d)applications for the cultural sector, the film industry, and alternative economic systems.
New names will be announced soon.
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.
We are not actively recruiting. However, we are interested in a large set of profiles who can contribute in thinking about a decentralized world. Examples include but are not limited to IT developers, economists, cryptographers, sociologists, start-ups, regulators, etc.
If you are interested in a decentralized experience, do not hesitate to contact us
If you have questions, input or are interested in working together…