24 September 2019, IoT Academy, Rotterdam

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Come to our fourth meetup and learn how powerful blockchain is when combined with APIs. Also discover what role blockchain has in the decentralization of future platforms. We will show a real-life example of how implementing blockchain technology successfully solves current technical and business challenges.

Date and time

24 September 2019

17:30 - 21:30 CET


IoT Academy

Scheepsbouwweg 8

3089 JW  Rotterdam

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Following the phases of hype and disgrace blockchain technologies underwent, let’s take a dive into the possibilities and strengths of combining blockchain with APIs. Meet like-minded expert developers and architects to talk about the chances that blockchain brings for the further decentralization of future platforms!


Doors open at 17:00, talks start at 17:30.

  1. Douwe van de Ruit - Product Owner Blockchain at KPN. 
    Will explain why KPN believes in blockchain, what blockchain initiatives KPN is working on and what learnings his team has extracted so far.
  2. Jan Brücher - Blockchain consultant at KPN. 
    Will demonstrate how blockchain and APIs enable Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) and why this is important for decentralized platforms. He will demo how access control works with an existing identity platform.
  3. Pieter-Jan Snijders - Data Innovation Lab KPN ICT Consulting.
    Will explain why Blockchain matters for KPN clients, which applications are made and how we innovate with blockchain.
  4. Pizza and drinks.