What’s the hottest hub right now for anything crypto or blockchain? If you’re thinking Amsterdam, then….no. But it does have the potential, say both CryptoCanals Eléonore Blanc and BCNL’s Rudolf Van Ee. At the start of Dutch Blockchain Week, organised by Van Ee, they talk about the current state of the Amsterdam blockchain ecosystem.
Down the rabbit hole
“It’s happening here!” That’s what Eléonore Blanc thought to herself in 2017. After joining a meetup in which she was introduced to cryptocurrencies, she went ‘down the rabbit hole’. With her background in political science and public management, she could ‘only fall in love with bitcoin’s disruptive narrative of financial empowerment and economic freedom’, she describes.