Blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin, is going to be the next big thing after the internet. You may have heard this saying many times. Is this just another hype? Or it is something to be taken (very) seriously? And what does it mean for agrifood?
In this lunch lecture you will hear why the technology is called the ‘trust machine’, how it is being developed, and what it takes to implement the technology. The lecture will be interactive with plenty of opportunities for questions and discussion.
Come and get inspired!
Lan Ge, Senior Scientist on Risk and Resilience at Wageningen Economic Research, currently organising a pilot on using blockchain technology to enhance transparency in agrifood chains, will give an introduction to the technology and the pilot.
Ad Kroft, coordinator of the Dutch Blockchain Core Competence Center, will show you the latest developments on the technology in the Netherlands.
Martijn Blot, Blockchain implementation specialist, one of the top Blockchain experts in the Netherlands, will comment on the pilot and discuss with you the promises and pitfalls.