Why we are NEXT and the Bitcoin revoluton - NEXT Update #18

This issue is all about Bitcoin. We included an introduction by the Khan Academy and two articles by
Why we are NEXT and the Bitcoin revoluton - NEXT Update #18
By NEXT Amsterdam • Issue #18
This issue is all about Bitcoin. We included an introduction by the Khan Academy and two articles by Brian Armstrong about the current struggles and fights within the Bitcoin community about the future of Bitcoin.
We also like to share with you why we started NEXT and how you can help us.
All the best wishes for 2016!
Esther and Timan.

6 years ago we where part of a small group of entrepreneurs in the Netherlands that was working on something new. We introduced the Lean Startup methodology in the Netherlands and together we shared our knowledge and passion to make it work. Over 5 years we coached startups on a voluntary basis. With our own expertise and business knowledge; Timan in tech and strategy and Esther in UX and strategy, as well as the new Lean Startup methods which we helped evolv over time. Five years and over a 100 startups later we have decided to combine all of our knowledge, experience and passion and start investing in (Dutch) startups.
Articles
The Khan Academy has a great series of videos exactly explaining what Bitcoin and the Blockchain behind it is and does. Highly recommended if you are still not sure what the hype is all about.
Bitcoin has been growing fast, but it is reaching its current limits. Bitcoin can scale, but to do that it will affect the current decentralisation model. This articles dives into the why and the how of scaling Bitcoin.
How is Bitcoin governed? There is no central authority. Luckily Bitcoin has a built-in system for voting. It ensures that Bitcoin can evolve over time and that it can’t be controlled or encumbered by any one group. Brian Armstrong explains how this works.
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