Jean-Luc Verhelst

Strategy Consultant

Monitor Deloitte

Bio

Jean-Luc wrote one of the first master theses on Bitcoin and received ING’s award for best financial thesis of Belgium in 2014. Later that year, he joined Monitor Deloitte as a strategy consultant and slowly became recognized as a blockchain expert within Deloitte’s global network. In 2016, he integrated Deloitte’s EMEA Blockchain Lab in Dublin and won the world’s largest blockchain hackathon.

Besides delivering blockchain proof-of-concepts, Jean-Luc gives training sessions in both Europe and the USA. In 2017, he will release a book about Bitcoin and the Blockchain.

Talk introduction

Blockchain has a new technological gold rush. If we’re to believe the hype, there’s no problem that can’t be solved by putting it ‘on the blockchain’. Proposals are flooding the market: from blockchain-enabled payments, through to identity management solutions, and Amazon and Uber killers – all powered by blockchain. It all sounds too good to be true, much like internet or cloud computing did in their early days.

During this presentation we will explain how blockchain operates and provide an overview of its potential.