With over 250 participants and Blockchain experts from the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, England, Australia and the United States, the conference 'Blockchain in Education' (BCINED2017) was held at the University of Groningen on Tuesday the 5th of September, 2017. At this conference, the initiative of a first 'Fieldlab Blockchain in Education' was launched by a cooperative association of organizations from the north of the Netherlands organizations; an ICT laboratory for inventing, creating and trying out blockchain applications in (higher) education.
A lot of knowledge in Groningen Deputy Patrick Brouns, initiator for the Groningen blockchain competition, is proud of the quality of the entries. “This proves once again that there is a lot of enthusiasm and knowledge about the new blockchain technology available in Groningen. The benefits are twofold. As a government, we face a number of societal challenges and we would like to see what blockchain solutions can mean for us. For IT entrepreneurs, this is a unique opportunity to further develop their ideas.”