We design and build blockchain based software solutions, kickstart the ecosystem with the largest blockchain hackathon in Europe, and share our knowledge through our magazine and the conferences we organize.
Blockchain technology can play a vital role in making the world a better place for everyone. We want to play our part in that, by sharing our collective knowledge, leveling the playing field and connecting trail blazers and creatives with innovators, shakers and movers.
That’s why DutchChain not only develops software solutions, but actively shares them by publishing articles and organizing conventions and hackathons. We believe that through unified development, open and equal collaboration and building an ecosystem where we can share and accelerate our collective knowledge, we can improve society as a whole.
Taking the lead, innovate and improve society, as a collective, from local to global. Creating the flexibility that ensures trust, mobility and active involvement for everyone in our society. We want to create freedom of movement and freedom of policy, not bound by bureaucracy, increasing regulatory pressure or susceptibility to fraud, but paving the way towards trust and efficiency, with blockchain technology as the catalyzer for democracy, transparency and participation. Together and for everyone.
Blockchain technology offers a great opportunity for the Netherlands to be among the worldwide leaders and create new Dutch online multinationals in the process. We want to take the next step towards innovation and building a better world. By working together, we can really show the rest of the world what we’re able to do here and even turn our blockchain applications into a successful national export product.
The World Economic Forum has called blockchain one of the seven potentially most world changing technologies, with possible uses ranging from healthcare, the food industry, energy, smart industry, all the way to logistics and government.
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Blockchain can be a solution for governments to create freedom of policy, while drastically reducing the need for bureaucracy and susceptibility to fraud. – by Rutger van Zuidam
DutchChain is not a one-stop shop for software products. We’ve chosen a new approach; not reinventing the wheel every single time, but an annual testing ground approach with uniform development, so we can learn while doing, and create scalable solutions to tackle bigger problems every year.
No separate projects, but an annual cycle with bigger and broader applications. The people we work with are no longer our customers, but instead become ambassadors of of blockchain innovation, paving the way and armed with tangible solutions and measurable results.
The smart voucher system developed by DutchChain, was co-created with the Dutch city of Groningen. The system allows issuers to create programmable, conditional money (flows). It is currently used by thousands of citizens and service providers in the “city-card program” of Groningen. This additional allowance for citizens with a minimum income is paid in smart vouchers instead of Euros. Settlement with service providers is fully automated and compliant when the voucher is used. It increases auditability and accountability, while decreasing bureaucracy.
Rutger van Zuidam (1983, Groningen, The Netherlands) is an entrepreneur and owner of DutchChain, one of the leading blockchain businesses in the Netherlands on a mission: improving society through blockchain based solutions. Its acitivities include developing software solutions, organizing ecosystem events and publishing an online magazine.
Prior to founding DutchChain, Rutger has been active in the area of Blockchain and Bitcoin technology since 2010 and created online magazine IntoBitcoin.com early 2013.