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Entrepreneurship & Blockchains

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On the 22nd of February, I introduced ~600 young entrepreneurs to blockchains at SINC Antwerp's Future Entrepreneurship event.

Interested in learning more? Check out my website or book me as a speaker: http://samwouters.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SDWouters
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samwouters

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Entrepreneurship & Blockchains

  1. 1. @SDWOUTERS Blockchains Entrepreneurship &
  2. 2. I explain to people why Bitcoin & Blockchain matter, how they work and what you can do with them Sam Wouters @SDWOUTERS
  3. 3. ‣ We are a digital consulting company. ‣ Founded in 2009. ‣ We work for large European clients. ‣ We have a strong vision on the impact of digital and act accordingly. ‣ We are advisors, writers, coaches and entrepreneurs. ?
  4. 4. @SDWOUTERS One of many DISRUPTORS
  5. 5. @SDWOUTERS “bitcoin is digital money” Who has heard of Bitcoin before today?
  6. 6. @SDWOUTERS The first thing bought with 10.000 Bitcoins in 2010
  7. 7. @SDWOUTERS Is worth over 
 €10 Million today at €1000 per BTC @SDWOUTERS
  8. 8. @SDWOUTERS Invented in 2008 bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf
  9. 9. @SDWOUTERS Peer-to-peer transfers before Bitcoin Give a digital copy, not the original Doesn’t work for money We needed middlemen to do transactions Now we can do them directly
  10. 10. @SDWOUTERS “bitcoin is digital money” Who has heard of Bitcoin before today? Positive image? Negative image? Who fundamentally understands Bitcoin? No idea?
  11. 11. @SDWOUTERS Media that predicted The Death of Bitcoin Deaths by publication: DailyPaulCNNCity A.M.ChronBroken Librarian BTC Feed Business Insider BloombergAbout.com Acton BizNews.comArduino TronicapenwarrAOL Financial TimesFester’s DenDavid Seaman FortuneForbesFool.com Fusion Gizmodo Australia IEX International Business Times Javamazon Moneygeek MyBroadBandMother Jones News.com.au NewStatesman NY Mag OUI Share The New York TimesThe KernelThe Calculating InvestorStreet Insider Sputnik NewsPYMNTS.com Reuters Robert Nielsen Salon Seeking Alpha The Underground EconomistThe Telegraph The Washington Post The Weekly Standard USA Today Valley News VICE News Wired YahooWall Street Daily
  12. 12. @SDWOUTERS Bitcoin’s best days must be over! Bitcoin is dead! @SDWOUTERS
  13. 13. Banks: Bitcoin can’t work, it’s all about the Blockchain
  14. 14. @SDWOUTERS Bitcoin transfer digital ownership 
 without a middleman The blockchain a database that records ownership throughout time What’s the difference? 1/4 components
  15. 15. @SDWOUTERS Corporations want to use blockchains 
 to work together a bit more efficiently
  16. 16. @SDWOUTERS Corporations want to use blockchains 
 to work together a bit more efficiently
  17. 17. @SDWOUTERS A blockchain by itself is BORING Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Fingerprint of block 0 Fingerprint of block 1 Fingerprint of block 2 Transactions Transactions TransactionsTransactions Fingerprint of block 2
  18. 18. @SDWOUTERS But what if it is open to everyone? @SDWOUTERS
  19. 19. @SDWOUTERS and you can earn money for protecting it? Digital Gold We are here 16/21M BTC
  20. 20. @SDWOUTERS and only you own your money?
  21. 21. You get a network 47.000x stronger than 
 the top 500 supercomputers in the world @SDWOUTERS
  22. 22. A global, censorship resistant 
 financial network @SDWOUTERS
  23. 23. @SDWOUTERS 8+ years of non-stop growth 193M 451K $260M $132B Transactions Blocks in the blockchain in transactions per day currently Transferred over the blockchain 484M 16M $16B 160K bitcoins transferred over the blockchain Amount of Bitcoins that currently exist Value of all bitcoins companies (indirectly) accept bitcoins
  24. 24. @SDWOUTERS internetlivestats.com/internet-users/ Driven by the same force as the Internet: Open innovation
  25. 25. @SDWOUTERS Creates huge value for consumers, economic growth, jobs
  26. 26. @SDWOUTERS Innovation drops the cost of almost everything $0 $25.000 $50.000 $75.000 $100.000 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Drones 3D Printer Sensors
  27. 27. @SDWOUTERS Except transactions… 0,0% 2,5% 5,0% 7,5% 10,0% 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Global avg cost to send $200 remittanceprices.worldbank.org/sites/default/files/rpw_report_december_2016.pdf
  28. 28. @SDWOUTERS Yet we can do THIS? @SDWOUTERS
  29. 29. @SDWOUTERS Bitcoin brings a 3-100x cost reduction 0,0% 2,5% 5,0% 7,5% 10,0% 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Global avg cost to send $200 Bitcoin Bitcoin + currency conversion remittanceprices.worldbank.org/sites/default/files/rpw_report_december_2016.pdf
  30. 30. @SDWOUTERS The next step: Livestreaming Money
  31. 31. If Bitcoin is so great, 
 why isn’t everyone using it? @SDWOUTERS
  32. 32. @SDWOUTERS ‣ Bitcoin is only 8 years old, it still needs a lot of development.
 ‣ We have never tried THIS before and it is about MONEY, not info.
 ‣ It’s like the Internet in the 90s: 
 ‣ People don't get it. ‣ It looks ugly. ‣ We have few use cases. ‣ People don’t see how it will change the world. ‣ Those who are disrupted by it will do everything to stop it. ‣ Mainstream 10 years later ‣ Mass adoption 20 years later
  33. 33. @SDWOUTERS Logical Evolution INTERNET Transfer information BLOCKCHAIN Transfer ownership TEXT PROGRAMS VIDEOS MONEY CONTRACTS PATENTS ASSETS IMAGES
  34. 34. Money is the 
 tip of the iceberg
  35. 35. @SDWOUTERS What other opportunities are out there? Finance Internet of Things? Energy? Supply chain? Identity? Property? Legal?
  36. 36. @SDWOUTERS Private blockchains may have 
 “use cases” like intranets do Intranets “Private” Blockchains The Internet The Blockchain
  37. 37. @SDWOUTERS The open Blockchain 
 will create the most value The Internet The Blockchain > Intranets “Private” Blockchains
  38. 38. @SDWOUTERS@SDWOUTERS What are you waiting for?
  39. 39. Thanks! 
 Want to learn more? @sdwouters WWW samwouters.com sam.wouters@duvalunion.com

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