Consensus, Trust-Machine, Internet of Value, Proof of Stake, Proof of Work, Ethereum, Solidity, Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), Smart Contract, Delegated Proof of Stake (DPOS), Graphene, Altcoins, ASIC miner, Block reward, SHA265, Decentralization, DAO, dApp, Distributed Web, Gas, Double Spend, Hardfork, Multisig, Transaction fees, and – how can we forget – Cryptokitties. That’s quite a mouthful. If you are an industry leader you will find asking yourself: what is the significance of the blockchain beyond hype?
What does all that mean for your business or industry?
Is your business or industry threatened by blockchain and distributed ledger technologies? Most likely, are there game-changing business opportunities that you can leverage now if you join early. This blog will help you to discover true value creating opportunities for your business along different industries and functions: logistics, payment systems, future of mobility, internet of things, insurance, pure digital assets, and many more.
Insights based on independent research
My insights come from a year-long field research where I was travelling around the world to chase leaders in the blockchain and distributed ledger community to learn from them and understand their vision. Along this journey I met with serious seasoned entrepreneurs that are betting their career on this new field and young founders that are true believers that they can build the next computing platform after the centralist platform model of today. At the same time, I also met people and teams whose actions were primarily motivated by financial greed. I realized quickly the importance independent research. In my work on blockchain beyond hype I focus on long-term value creation opportunities for businesses and corporations and try to stay away from short term speculative gains. More than ever, seeing is better than believing!
About me – A technologist at heart with a business mindset
- Computer scientist (PhD) by training. Authored 25 peer-reviewed papers.
- Worked as a management consultant at McKinsey and Company on various technology and strategic projects.
- Lived 3 years in China (NanJing, HangZhou, BeiJing), fluent in Mandarin.
- I am an independent adviser and freelance consultant in Germany and China. Reach out to me if you want to work with me.