Egbert-Jan Sol, CTO of TNO Industry, a leading research institution in The Netherlands, explained Blockchain technology in a Dutch context in this presentation given during Bitcoin Wednesday on 7 June, 2017.
Dr. Sol is also an initiator of The National Blockchain Coalition. His profile can be found here.
Some of the topics he covered in this talk are:
Where blockchain technology fits in the evolution of software development;
Byzantine Fault Tolerance explained;
Why it helps that the Dutch are consensus minded;
An example of how blockchain technology can be used in a logistical network in Rotterdam harbor;
The importance of secure digital identity;
The challenge of adapting legacy systems to blockchain technology; and
Transparency, accountability, trust.
During the Q&A following the presentation he explains:
How companies can make money with Blockchain technology;
Some societal implications, including preparing and retraining society for these changes;
Permissioned vs. Permissionless Blockchains; and
Why we (still) need banks and the kinds of services they might delivery in the future.