BlockBack Tuesday #070

Weekly we propose videos from Blockchain Zoo youtube archive!
This week video is: Blockchain in Modern Educational Systems | Maarten de Borst | BBH#13

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Martin de Borst is a blockchain expert and a co-founder of fintech startup Younder. On this episode of Blockchain Beyond Hype, we sat down with him to discuss a range of issues – from blockchain in the education space, to fintech and early adoption, to the act of educating oneself on a technology – like Blockchain – that is still emerging and being developed.

Martin, like many Blockchain experts, is largely self-taught. He read voraciously, watched countless videos, took online courses, and more, to teach himself the ins and outs of Blockchain and how it works – and can work – to solve problems in the business world and society more generally.

One of Martin’s most important lessons shared is the importance of practical knowledge. There are limits to classroom education – especially in fields that are just a few years old. There are no formal courses, few professors with proficiency, and just a general lack of institutional knowledge. The answer? Get out there and just do it.

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Blockchain Beyond Hype is a series of interviews with blockchain experts and technology professionals from all across the globe about blockchain projects, challenges, innovations and the future of blockchain within the blockchain jungle!

BBH Guest

  • Maarten de Borst, Research Consultant & Co-founder of Younder
    Maarten is currently writing a book about hands-on experience of tech experts in the blockchain. He spent the first five years of his career working in banking and financial industries and the next five years on advising companies on FinTech. One group of his clients in the EU are Educational institutions that would like to get more agile and adjust to exponentially growing changes in technologies. The book he is writing will be used as a handbook for students in the Netherlands.

BBH Host

  • Laksmini Wiyantini, BBH Host at Blockchain Zoo
    Laksmini has been interested in the blockchain technology since she moved from the US back to Indonesia. Her curiosity and vast knowledge of the disruptive technology brought her to Blockchain Zoo where she became the host of our interview series.

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