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[The Hague, Netherlands] – Blockchain Ecosystem Network (BECON) Launch Event

December 7, 2016


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Blockchain The Hague 2016

Blockchain – the most important driver of technological change for government, industry and society since the Internet.

Blockchain technology has the ability to  not only increase secure data exchange for governmental bodies, various industries and the private sector – it also makes that data transfer simpler, more transparent and easier between entities. But Blockchain is more than that – it has the potential to reorganise society as a whole – from voting to governance, supply chain to finance, insurance to health, music and video distribution to identity and more. 

‘Oh my god, this is it. This is the big breakthrough,’” said Marc Andreessen, the co-creator of the first commercial Web browser, Netscape, and a big investor in technology ventures as founder of Andreessen Horowitz in Silicon Valley. “This is the distributed trust network that the Internet always needed and never had.”

Blockchain The Hague 2016 is about the power of new technologies to transform ledgers as tools to record, enable and secure an enormous range of transactions, incorporating rules, smart contracts, digital signatures and an array of other new tools. We want to look at and help you understand some of the pressing questions. 

  • What are and where should the technology be applied?
  • My competitors are looking at Blockchain Technology do I need a Blockchain? 
  • For what purpose?
  • Applied in what way?
  • And with what safeguards?

Communicating the opportunities

This event is here to inform, educate and inspire potential stakeholders about the opportunities these new efficiencies and business models provide. But it does come with a few challenges. In fact, one of the important purposes of this conference is to clearly communicate the significance to policymakers, industries, government and to the public.

The first difficulty in communication is the strong association of Blockchain technology with Bitcoin. The second difficulty in communication is the bewildering array of terminology.
Therefore, cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin will not play a feature role at Blockchain – The Hague 2016. BECON’s mission is to demystify Blockchain technology and provide crucial insight on how Blockchain technology disrupts existing businesses models.  We look forward to welcoming you to our launch event on December 7!


December 7, 2016
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World Trade Center – The Hague
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