Recently, Mark Zuckerberg shared Facebook’s plans to turn its social media business into a metaverse. And other companies are already developing metaverse-like products, such as Christian Louboutin and Fortnite. What is the metaverse? And how can blockchain technology help shape this? More on that in my newest blog.

Wi-Fi, smartphones…

Having a driver’s license or identity in your wallet is something normal in our Western society. It’s something everyone has as standard, so we hardly think about it. Whether you are rich or poor, young or old. From the moment the parents register a child with the Municipality, the official…

Gucci shoes, chicken nuggets, chips and beer. They could be ingredients for an evening in a bar of how we still know it before corona. They are also all products of which a Non Fungible Token (NFT) is made. …

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? …

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…

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…

By Jan Scheele on The Capital

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…

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…

By Jan Scheele on The Capital

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…

By Jan Scheele on The Capital

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…

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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