Full piggy banks, negative interest rates, mistrust of governments and banks, but also enthusiasm for new startups, new possibilities and new technology. The hype surrounding cryptocurrency is getting bigger and crazier by the day. What can we expect in the coming months? In my latest article, I share the 6 key developments that will impact the cryptocurrency industry this coming summer.

If you are only used to euros in your wallet, the names of the more than 9,600 different cryptocurrencies probably sound crazy to you. Dogs, hamburgers, Dracula and sperm… You can think of it as crazy as a digital…


While the world is still fighting hard every day to get the coronavirus under control, another “cold war” is happening the background, the future of our money; the so-called Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC). Digital bank money is nothing new; worldwide only 8% of the money used is cash, the rest digital and in some European countries this is even less than 1%. The big difference with CBDCs is that the money is managed by a government and not a commercial bank. The revolution around cryptocurrencies and the underlying blockchain technology has sparked this discussion but has been accelerated over…


The best year ever and a catalyst for many more beautiful things to come next year. The Bitcoin price soared to an “all time high” and in its wake, the many “altcoins”, many big and established ones got in and several big projects, such as Ethereum, are about to launch big breakthroughs. Next year also promises to be a year like never before. In this blog the 5 most important developments that I am looking forward to.

Let’s look back first

Even though it is often said that a day in the crypto world is a year in a human…


Not a day goes by without you coming across a message in the news about Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency. What are the important developments for cryptocurrency in the coming months? In this article I will discuss the 4 most important.

A few examples of those messages: Microsoft working on a cryptocurrency based on brain waves and body heat. Millions of clocks in Europe that have slowed down due to cryptocurrency ‘mining’. But also large companies such as Paypal, VISA and Mastercard, which, after previous negative statements, are now suddenly proactively working with it. …


It would overthrow governments and make banks obsolete. Libertines and anarchists saw blockchain technology as the means to strip both institutions of their power. It is therefore very interesting to see that banks and governments in 2020 are so proactive in experimenting and implementing the technology within their ranks. On the one hand, we are currently seeing how blockchain technology is beautifully used in the corona crisis, on the other hand, we are seeing beautiful blockchain companies falling over due to the same crisis. What can we expect in the near future? In this blog the 5 most important developments.


We’ve probably never been as dependent on technology as we are now. Working from home, learning, communicating, shopping; think about the problem you have if your phone or laptop breaks down or the internet connection gets lost. According to Vodafone, data traffic has increased by as much as 50% in some areas, the top 4 social media channels by 20% and Netflix has lowered the quality of its streams by a quarter because it could not meet the demand. Although experts are already warning of the even faster-growing power of the already very powerful tech companies, such as Amazon and…


Becoming a co-owner of a Ferrari, a Picasso, or a special stock of bourbon; who doesn’t want this? So-called “tokenizing” assets using blockchain technology is currently revolutionizing the investment world, and my World Economic Forum colleagues even expect 10% of global GDP to be stored on the blockchain in seven years from now. Why are assets so massively placed on the blockchain, and what does this “tokenize” entail?

If you “tokenize” something, it means converting something physical into digital tokens, which are then added to the blockchain. The latter guarantees secure transfer and transparency. If you want to buy or…


Over 80 times, the text was practiced and sharpened. Voting exercises, body exercises, meditation; everything was pulled out all the stops for the big day. The hormones rushed through the body like a Japanese bullet train, the throat was as dry as a lake in the Sahara and the 400 eyes and 10 warm lights didn’t make it any easier for the speaker. Heavy dyslexia had already caused major bumps in the entire preparation process, but passion and perseverance prevailed and ultimately led to a virtually fluent story, given by heart. …


Counterfeit eggs and shrimps, sand sold as pepper and colored sugar water as apple juice. The scandals surrounding food fraud are becoming increasingly bizarre, sometimes concerning complete products, sometimes partial. Research has shown that 43% of American salmon is incorrectly labeled, 70% of the “Italian Extra Virgin” olive oil that is not at all, and that the chicken on the Subway consists of only 50% chicken meat. In China alone, more than half a million security breaches were discovered and died worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 500,000 people died last year.

In the Netherlands, too, our…


Last week I dust off my winter coat, with the persistent cold. In the crypto scene, however, it was one big “winter” all year round, after the Bitcoin’s price dropped to $ 3,000 in December 2018, after having peaked at $ 20,000 in December 2017. In the months that followed, the price rose again until nearly $ 14,000 in July, but in the meantime, only half of that has been left by a pike dive off the course. Unfortunately, the predictions by self-proclaimed experts that the price would rise again to the old record or even higher to $ 50,000…

Jan Scheele

CEO @ Blockchain Industry / Serial Entrepreneur / Digital Leader & Global Shaper @ World Economic Forum / Organiser 50 TEDx events globally / Author ‘ExciTED’

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