Since Q4 2019, DBC has been securing graduates’ diplomas from their online blockchain courses with V-ID. Today, we are tightening our bonds with DBC by becoming an official DBC Partner.
This means that V-ID will be an active participant and collaborator on projects, together with organisations and people from the DBC network, as well as providing input for DBC’s higher level goals for blockchain innovation in Dutch industries, technology and legislation.
From DBC’s website:
“The Dutch Blockchain Coalition (DBC) is a joint venture between partners from the government, knowledge institutions and industry. DBC’s mission is to advance reliable, robust and socially accepted blockchain applications, create the best possible conditions to allow blockchain applications to arise, and utilise blockchain as a source of trust, welfare, prosperity and security for citizens, companies, institutions and government bodies. For this mission, the DBC is mainly a catalyst and facilitator that activates and connects within a broad public-private network.”
The Dutch Blockchain Coalition’s network includes partners from the Dutch government, financial and IT sector, research institutes, plus several colleges and universities.
The DBC works with an Action Agenda that focuses on developing blockchain building blocks, realising the conditions for utilising blockchain and developing and realising the Human Capital Agenda.
In the international arena, the DBC makes agreements about standardisation, norms and governance. It does this with parties like ISO and the European Commission.
While research and PoC development continues, the DBC has also started with a selection of use cases to be built out in the coming years.
DBC: ”These large societal use cases are blockchain applications for which we expect good results can be achieved in The Netherlands with an impact on the private and public sectors as equally a distinctive international profile.”
Blockchains for Good
Finally, there is DBC’s initiative called Blockchains for Good. Under this name, DBC stimulates a collaborative, decentralised ecosytem of blockchains. For this ecosystem to flourish and bring benefits to The Netherlands, proper regulation, legislation, investments and clear communication are needed. These obstacles must be overcome and the outcome of that must be used for good, in other words, for a better society.
We envision a major role for V-ID in this as well, in light of this final quote from DBC’s website:
“The Blockchains for Good that the Dutch Blockchain Coalition will develop in the coming years will ultimately contribute to a digital ecosystem of trust in which security, freedom and equality are safeguarded.”