HODLing. While I think everybody is entitled to his or her own investment strategy, I do not provide such advice in the first place. But looking at the past conferences, a lot of focus has gone to FinTech, Cryptocurrencies or ICO’s and investment strategies. There are some good, more tech focussed ones out there, sharing talks on the tech and also the practical applications in various imdustries, to make the world actually better.

To a lot of the others I’d ask:

”Do you TAKL, or do you BUIDL?”

Over the past year I have seen more and more projects focussing on solving an actual problem instead of copying just another money-grab.

PWC Global Blockchain Survey

What stood out to me on this PWC Global Blockchain Survey was the graph showing how far along companies are with Blockchain:

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With 'only' 14% of the companies not involved with Blockchain in some form at all, there is a lot of time and money spend here. Last year most of the Blockchain projects out there and being announced were more done for PR's sake with little or no business case behind it. This year there is a noticeable shift to requests from business for Blockchain projects which do have an actual business case. This shift is also visible with 25% of the companies now having a pilot or actually being live.

Read more on the PWC report on their site.