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About Sam Wouters

Sam is a speaker on Bitcoin & Blockchain and helps people understand these complex topics in simple terms.

How blockchains can be used in Insurance

This is probably not the first post you’re reading on blockchains, is it? If it is your first post or you could use a simple explanation about blockchains, check out my free E-book: ‘Can a blockchain add value to my business?’ to catch up. Now I don’t need to go over the basics of what [...]

By | 2017-06-10T11:23:19+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Blockchain|Comments Off on How blockchains can be used in Insurance

Entrepreneurship & Blockchains

On the 22nd of February, I introduced ~600 young entrepreneurs to blockchains at SINC Antwerp's Future Entrepreneurship event. I only had 20 mins, but I heard a lot of positive feedback and "aha" moments. Thanks for the great evening. If you have any questions, make sure to reach out! Follow @SDWouters If you're interested, check [...]

By | 2017-02-22T00:36:54+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Blockchain, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Entrepreneurship & Blockchains

Airbnb, blockchains & transferrable reputation

Last month, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky took to Twitter to ask people what Airbnb should launch in 2017. One of the top suggestions was for Airbnb to start accepting payments in bitcoin. @bchesky Payment via bitcoin. Would fit nicely with the @Airbnb mission, IMO. "Belong anywhere"... via the currency of anywhere. — Stephen Cole (@sthenc) [...]

By | 2017-01-18T11:56:46+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Blockchain, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Airbnb, blockchains & transferrable reputation

My 2017 Bitcoin & Blockchain prediction

2017 is almost here, and with it a horde of predictions and promises about what will happen to Bitcoin & Blockchain next year. Speculation about the bitcoin price, on whether we will see private blockchains move into production and on what other industries may start to use blockchains to their advantage. I only have one [...]

By | 2016-12-21T21:39:02+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Bitcoin, Blockchain, Uncategorized|Comments Off on My 2017 Bitcoin & Blockchain prediction

Bitcoin & Blockchain for Friends

On the 15th of November I gave a Bitcoin & Blockchain presentation for my favourite audience in the world: friends and family! Ever since I became a speaker on Bitcoin and the Blockchain, some of them have asked me when they could attend a presentation to see and hear what my enthusiasm around these topics [...]

By | 2016-11-15T21:22:49+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Bitcoin, Blockchain, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bitcoin & Blockchain for Friends

Open & Private Blockchains at CSCMP Benelux Supply Chain Event

On the 4th of November I gave the introduction presentation on Open & Private Blockchains at CSCMP Benelux Supply Chain Event. As usual, I expected people to be very much in favour of private blockchains. My goal was to give people an open mind about the open blockchain and not immediately write it off. To [...]

By | 2016-11-04T09:23:08+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Bitcoin, Blockchain, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Open & Private Blockchains at CSCMP Benelux Supply Chain Event

The future of Bitcoin and 9 ways to improve it

Over the past 7 years there have been many people and businesses that said Bitcoin would die soon. And yet, years later it is still here. While it has its fair share of challenges, there's no denying Bitcoin has grown into far more than just an experiment. Last I checked, experiments don't get $105B in [...]

By | 2017-07-07T22:06:36+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Bitcoin, Blockchain|Comments Off on The future of Bitcoin and 9 ways to improve it

Introduction to Bitcoin & Blockchain @ darefest16

On the 22nd of June I gave a presentation at Darefest16. I talked about why Bitcoin and the Blockchain exist, how they work and what we can do with them. Thanks everyone for showing up despite the heat! 🔥 Thanks for the kind words! 👊 Follow @SDWouters Bitcoin has been declared dead by media a [...]

By | 2016-08-24T16:20:44+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Bitcoin, Blockchain, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Introduction to Bitcoin & Blockchain @ darefest16

7 Things Banks should do with Blockchain

Most banks are currently investigating or “leveraging blockchain”. Some of them are even testing “use cases” to go beyond the talk and hype. “We have 13 use cases!” “We have 25 use cases!” “All our business lines are involved” “We traded our first share using blockchain!” “We are conducting our biggest blockchain experiment yet!” Save [...]

By | 2016-07-25T07:12:01+00:00 July 25th, 2016|Blockchain, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 7 Things Banks should do with Blockchain

Why How What – The Blockchain @ Blockchain Vlaanderen

On the 22nd of June I gave a presentation at Blockchain Vlaanderen. I talked about why the Blockchain exists, how it works and briefly touched on what we can do with it. I rounded up the talk discussing the elements that differentiate open and private blockchains. If you're interested, you can see my slides below. [...]

By | 2016-06-24T10:16:16+00:00 June 24th, 2016|Blockchain, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why How What – The Blockchain @ Blockchain Vlaanderen