Adel ▲ Seminar ▲ How to Build a Community Blockchain Incubator

Blockchain is fast moving industry, transforming banking and every industry it touches. This video offers a great overview of Adel’s ICO crowdfunding initiative, while providing a long-term view of obstacles and opportunities for blockchain innovation.

Please share, retweet and up-vote with your network, as it offers the technical basics of blockchain while also providing a long term view of the obstacles and opportunities facing the industry.  Your social support makes a big difference.

Gabriel Dusil, co-founder & board member, Adel

Abstract

▲ This is the second presentation from our Dutch banking seminar. In this session we introduce Adel, and the Initial Coin Offering held in May 2017. Adel co-Founder Gabriel Dusil discusses the challenges of the ICO and the resulting vote that activated the Adel ecosystem. The vision of Adel is presented, as well as the unique aspects to Adel’s community incubator.

Presentation

▲ Here is a video of our presentation:

▲ Here is the presentation on SlideShare:

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17.Jun.22 – Dutch Banking Seminar (v1.4, Adel Presentation) {Incubator}.pptx

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▲ Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference, Prague

▲ How to Build a Community Blockchain Incubator

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Adel ▲ Seminar ▲ Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference, Prague

“We will focus on Czech and foreign projects implementing Blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Experts will share their experience of implementing Blockchain in governmental institutions (GovTech), banking system, trading, media, healthcare and other spheres. We will discuss all the aspects of creating innovative IT products – from the emergence of idea to entering the market.”
– Smile Expo

In May 2017, I spoke to blockchain and bitcoin enthusiasts at Smile Expo’s Smile Expo (https://www.smileexpo.ru/en/), on the impact of blockchain in the finance industry, in Prague. This was Smile Expo’s 3rd annual Bitcoin And Blockchain Conference in the Czech Republic, https://prague.blockchainconf.world/en, and was a resounding success, with over 700 in attendance.

Gabriel Dusil, co-founder & board member, Adel

Abstract

▲ This presentation explores the creation of community-based ecosystems that fuel blockchain innovation. Adel is the first legally compliant ICO’s to meet Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF), Know Your Customer (KYC) regulation, in the world. This is achieved through adhering to a core philosophy, structured operational processes, and leadership. To achieve this goal, we will outline the structure needed, to establish an ideal environment that fuels ideas and develops them into solid business plans. Every member has a voice, and the community decides on which projects to implement. Members are not just stakeholders – they can also participate in creating the project from inception to execution, as well as actively participate as an employee.

Presentation

▲ Here is the video of our presentation:

▲ Here is the presentation on SlideShare:

▲ Here are the native powerpoint slides:

Adel – Corporate Overview (v1.9).pptx

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Check out our other Adel Ecosystem presentations:

▲ Innovation in Banking

▲ Paralelni Polis

▲ Setting the Stage for a Community Blockchain Incubator

▲ Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference, Prague

▲ How to Build a Community Blockchain Incubator

Adel ▲ Seminar ▲ Setting the Stage for a Community Blockchain Incubator

One of the cornerstones of our community is to produce quality content.  We delivered a presentation to a group of Dutch bankers, split into two 20 minute videos.

In the last five minutes, I share my previous experiences, selling technology to decision makers who innovate themselves out of a job: “Blockchain will be seen as a threat to a departmental empire, or an opportunity to expand one.”

Please share, retweet and up-vote with your network, as it offers the technical basics of blockchain while also providing a long term view of the obstacles and opportunities facing the industry.  Your social support makes a big difference.

Gabriel Dusil, co-founder & board member, Adel

Abstract

▲ This is a two-part presentation, discussing how the crypto market created an ideal foundation for a community-based blockchain incubator. Adel co-Founder Gabriel Dusil explores the bitcoin and blockchain market landscape from the perspective of finance and banking. Topics discussed include blockchain’s hype, opportunities and challenges, Roger’s adoption curve, and Gartner’s hype cycle for new technologies.

Presentation

▲ Here is a video of our presentation:

▲ Here is the presentation on SlideShare:

▲ Here are the native powerpoint slides:

17.Jun.22 – Dutch Banking Seminar (v1.4, Adel Presentation) {Blockchain}.pptx

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Check out our other Adel Ecosystem presentations:

▲ Innovation in Banking

▲ Paralelni Polis

▲ Setting the Stage for a Community Blockchain Incubator

▲ Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference, Prague

▲ How to Build a Community Blockchain Incubator

Adel ▲ Seminar ▲ Paralelni Polis

We have recently released several web seminars. The purpose of these presentations is to educate the market on the market landscape of blockchain, its potential, and where the industry will take society. We also want to communicate our strategic goals and vision for our Incubator for Blockchain Innovation. We hope you enjoy watching this content. If you would like to see more, please leave a comment below. Thanks.

Gabriel Dusil, co-founder & board member, Adel

Abstract

▲ This presentation explores the creation of a community-based ecosystem, to fuel blockchain innovation. Adel is one of the first legally compliant ICO’s to meet Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF), Know Your Customer (KYC) legal compliance, in the world. This is achieved through adhering to a core philosophy, structured operational processes, and leadership. To achieve this goal, we will outline the corporate structure needed, to establish an ideal environment which fuels ideas and develops them into solid business plans. Every member has a voice, and the community decides on which projects to implement. Members are not just investor’s – they can also participate in creating the project from the beginning till its success, as well as actively participate as an employee.

Presentation

▲ This presentation was delivered at Paralelni Polis in May 2017

▲ Here is the presentation on SlideShare:

▲ Here are the native powerpoint slides:

Adel – Corporate Overview (v1.9).pptx

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Check out our other Adel Ecosystem presentations:

▲ Innovation in Banking

▲ Paralelni Polis

▲ Setting the Stage for a Community Blockchain Incubator

▲ Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference, Prague

▲ How to Build a Community Blockchain Incubator

Adel ▲ Seminar ▲ Innovation in Banking

In October 2016 we delivered this presentations to banking executives – educating the finance community on the potential of blockchain in their sector, and beyond.

We hope you enjoy watching this content. If you would like to see more, please leave a comment below. Thanks.

Gabriel Dusil, co-founder & board member, Adel

Abstract

▲ This presentation discusses how blockchain technologies will influence the banking industry. Co-founder of Adel, Gabriel Dusil will also explore wider opportunities in blockchain innovation, that will change the world.

Presentation

▲ This presentation was delivered at Paralelni Polis in May 2017

▲ Here is the presentation on SlideShare:

▲ Here are the native powerpoint slides:

16.Oct.13 – Prague · Innovations in Banking, CE Conference.pptx

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▲ Innovation in Banking

▲ Paralelni Polis

▲ Setting the Stage for a Community Blockchain Incubator

▲ Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference, Prague

▲ How to Build a Community Blockchain Incubator

Adel ▲ Opinion ▲ From Blockchain Innovation to Ownership

▲ Incubator Series

By:  Gabriel Dusil, Co-founder & Board Member, Adel
Jessica Allen, Blockchain Enthusiast & Social Media Expert

From Blockchain Innovation to Ownership

Blockchain is arguably the most transformative technology since the invention of the Internet. Initially, the cryptocurrency use case with Bitcoin was fuelled by talented developers who were passionate about its stateless ideology. In the Blockchain Adoption Curve (Figure #1), these innovators represented talented technical minds who believed that blockchain could revolutionize the financial world with Bitcoin as its first use case. Although it took some time to gain momentum, this application established confidence that a currency born from code could be viable, powerful and profitable. It took several years for a new group of early adopters to realize its potential beyond a monetary system.Figure #1: Blockchain Adoption Curve

Since the introduction of Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper in 2008, several other blockchain platforms attempted to establish themselves. However, some of these shut down due to devastating hacking attacks such as the one on the DAO[1], scams such as Coin.mx[2], or due to legal reasons[3]. Meanwhile, governments continue to play catch-up by implementing new regulations to address the growing popularity of cryptocurrencies, and mitigating the security risks of anonymity.

By 2013, a wider audience from many industries began to take notice. These new supporters began to investigate how blockchain could improve society, science, medicine, government and many others.

Despite all this attention, a powerful blockchain startup incubator had yet to be established to help drive innovation in this industry. Even with over 10,000 projects on GitHub[4], blockchain innovation needed a structured environment – not for development, but for all other aspects of launching a successful business.

A Brand that Fuels Innovation

Adel launched in December 2016 to offer such a platform; a home where innovators, investors, and experts can actively participate in a community environment to build viable blockchain solutions. Adel recognized that to build such an ecosystem, necessary legal steps had to be taken to secure their platform. This includes launching a Know Your Customer (KYC), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorism Financing (CTF) compliant ICO which began on May 1st, 2017 and continues until May 31st. Their crowdfunding initiative is to sell their Adelphoi (ADL) coin as a cryptocurrency to transact within an exclusive community of like-minded participants.

Some may argue their vision is in opposition to blockchain liberalists who value anonymity, complete freedom, and a stateless society. But Adel believes that a platform that follows regulatory compliance is necessary to legitimize blockchain and move this technology into the mainstream. Adel is poised to create a powerful blockchain ecosystem by establishing six main pillars:

  • A Philosophy for Blockchain Integrity ▲ This is a commitment to their community to uphold the ethical, moral and legal requirements of every member and project in the ecosystem.
  • A Collaborative Blockchain Incubator ▲ Their intention is to serve as the curators of the community. Their goal is to maximize participation and capitalize on the expertise of its members, while providing the freedom and liquidity to exit at any time.
  • Blockchain Diversity and Passion ▲ This ensures that the democratic voting process and project approvals have the depth and range of cultural, political, regional, and economic perspectives.
  • Blockchain Startup Expertise ▲ This is essential to creating business plans that turn ideas into projects and projects into sustainable and successful businesses.
  • Blockchain Portfolio Diversification ▲ The intention is to build a diverse portfolio that spans a variety of industries, creating investments sustained in a strong risk management strategy. Projects that cross several vertical markets ensure stability and sustainability.
  • Blockchain Incubation to Employment ▲ This is Adel’s unsung asset to their powerful ecosystem. Members play an active role in developing projects until they are executed. A member’s role can continue as an expert advisor or employee within the project management team and by demonstrating skills that the project requires.

Adel co-founder and General Manager, Gabriel Dusil, stated, “No technology since the Internet has garnered so much attention. Blockchain is viewed with high potential in helping society to streamline processes; but it’s not a silver bullet, and some proof of concepts will not survive. The proof of concepts that emerge will change computing forever. We want Adel to be a central resource to accelerate ideas to projects. We want to be the leading global brand for blockchain incubation.”

About the Authors

Gabriel Dusil

Gabriel is a seasoned sales and marketing expert with over twenty years of experience in senior level positions at companies such as Motorola, VeriSign (part of Symantec), and SecureWorks (part of Dell). His strengths lie in international business development and strategic partnerships, as well as the unique ability to translate complex ideas and technologies into language that decision makers can easily understand. Gabriel has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from McMaster University in Canada and possesses expert knowledge in cloud computing, IT security, and video streaming technologies (Over the Top Content, OTT). Gabriel also runs his own company, Euro Tech Startups s.r.o., and manages two blogs: https://dusil.com/ and https://gabrieldusil.com/.

Jessica Allen

Jessica is a blockchain enthusiast and social media community expert with over 25 years of technology and 15 years of digital marketing experience.  As a mother of two, Jess is passionate about blockchain’s potential to innovate industries, unite communities and create a sustainable global economy.  She brings the ability to create conversations with anyone, at any level, about blockchain use cases and potential.  Jess is active on social media @TheJessAllen and volunteers her time with the Isha Foundation to help share the benefits of yoga and meditation as fundamental tools for human transformation.

References

[1] http://www.coindesk.com/understanding-dao-hack-journalists/

[2] https://bitconnect.co/bitcoin-news/404/coin-mx-bitcoin-exchange-fraud-mastermind-pleads-guilty-faces-lengthy-prison-sentence

[3] https://bravenewcoin.com/news/36-bitcoin-exchanges-that-are-no-longer-with-us/

[4] https://news.bitcoin.com/bitcoin-projects-github-surpass-10000/

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Adel ▲ Opinion ▲ Blockchain Diversity & Passion

▲ Incubator Series

By:  Gabriel Dusil, Co-founder & Board Member, Adel
Jessica Allen, Blockchain Enthusiast & Social Media Expert

Blockchain Diversity & Passion

A strong blockchain should look beyond finance and computing to reach the mainstream. To get there, the platform needs a diverse talent pool that is passionate about ideas. A decentralized collaboration tool has its challenges, but one aspect is certain: individuals from all walks of life can participate in the development and implementation of blockchain technologies in industries where they have the desire and experience.

A diverse community allows members to interact with a variety of ideas and combine them into something greater than the sum of its parts. Individually, those ideas may not be viable, but combined they may turn into a competitive value proposition. Projects developed in isolation don’t have such a luxury. An idea may originate from diametrically opposed industries, with conflicting cultural dynamics, corporate bureaucracy, and political agendas. Bringing people together from completely different disciplines can result in new approaches to solving problems and help to overcome obstacles that would not have been tackled otherwise. Furthermore, a decentralized community flattens the traditional corporate structure. For example, a brick and mortar environment has several layers of hierarchy – “a chain of command” as they say in the military. Many managers would not interface with levels of management much lower than themselves due to ego, power, or personal agenda. In a decentralized community, everyone is essentially treated equally.

A decentralized platform that incubates ideas also has the benefit of streamlining people, processes, and technology. A 10,000-meter view of ideas, business plans, and projects allow for efficiencies that is unprecedented in normal startup initiatives. Those responsible for the idea funnel can combine features from a different idea to make it a better idea. The business team can streamline their process from months to weeks. Likewise, project teams can collaborate on best practices, operational efficiencies, and market intelligence. The ecosystem strengthens as the project portfolio grows and diversifies.

The Internet may have removed international borders of communication, but for startup incubation these barriers still exist. Those in the crypto community are still in relative isolation to the rest of the world in terms of business collaboration. Bringing people together, with a common purpose and investment interests, is a good formula for sustainability and profitability.

 

Figure #1: Success from Diversity

Diversity comes from regional, cultural, vertical, horizontal, and occupational backgrounds (Figure #1). Adel co-founder, Gabriel Dusil says: “We want a diverse community to maintain a spectrum of talent that loves to create and complete projects. The ecosystem benefits when we have hundreds of members representing a diverse talent pool. We realize that not all will actively participate. As with most forums, you have those that observe and those that participate. Our goal is to build a sizable membership pool and incentivize participation. Adel is about bringing the best practices of investment strategies and venture capital expertise to the crypto community.”

About the Authors

Gabriel Dusil

Gabriel is a seasoned sales and marketing expert with over twenty years of experience in senior level positions at companies such as Motorola, VeriSign (part of Symantec), and SecureWorks (part of Dell). His strengths lie in international business development and strategic partnerships, as well as the unique ability to translate complex ideas and technologies into language that decision makers can easily understand. Gabriel has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from McMaster University in Canada and possesses expert knowledge in cloud computing, IT security, and video streaming technologies (Over the Top Content, OTT). Gabriel also runs his own company, Euro Tech Startups s.r.o., and manages two blogs: https://dusil.com/ and https://gabrieldusil.com/.

Jessica Allen

Jessica is a blockchain enthusiast and social media community expert with over 25 years of technology and 15 years of digital marketing experience.  As a mother of two, Jess is passionate about blockchain’s potential to innovate industries, unite communities and create a sustainable global economy.  She brings the ability to create conversations with anyone, at any level, about blockchain use cases and potential.  Jess is active on social media @TheJessAllen and volunteers her time with the Isha Foundation to help share the benefits of yoga and meditation as fundamental tools for human transformation.

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Adel ▲ Opinion ▲ A Philosophy for Blockchain Integrity

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By:  Gabriel Dusil, Co-founder & Board Member, Adel
Jessica Allen, Blockchain Enthusiast & Social Media Expert

A Philosophy for Blockchain Integrity

Given Bitcoin’s meteoric rise, some claim that its underlying technology, blockchain, is ushering in an Internet 2.0. Don Tapscott[1], bestselling author and winner of the 2017 Digital Pioneer Award, remarked, “The first generation brought us the internet of information. The second generation, powered by blockchain, is bringing us the internet of value, a new, distributed platform that can help us reshape the world of business and transform the old order of human affairs for the better.”

Even with blockchain’s potential to improve society, not everyone has its best interest in mind. With many deregulated technologies, including the internet, both the corrupt and complaint manage to find a way to profit within the same sandbox. It is for this reason that regulators have needed to play catch-up to blockchain initiatives and cryptocurrencies[2]. The intention is to close gaping holes where criminals are passing with impunity. Once laws are in full force, blockchain service providers will need to seriously consider compliance tactics. This may alienate blockchain liberalists who stubbornly oppose centralized control. But alignment to legislation will also attract mainstream investors who want the confidence and assurance that their investments will be kept safe.

Blockchain’s first application, Bitcoin, was occasionally tainted by nefarious actors who harmed its reputation. Unfortunately, the media perceived Bitcoin as harmful to communities. Now that the blockchain technology has been researched by many financial institutions, there is a common interest to redefine the blockchain brand in a positive light. Integrity in the development, release, and use of new blockchain-based software is of the utmost importance. And both the media and the public should be educated on its benefits.

To create integrity, there are three regulatory considerations for cryptocurrency services in 2017:

  1. Know Your Customer (KYC)
  2. Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
  3. Counter Terrorism Financing (CTF)

Blockchain projects till now had not been subject to such strict requirements. Nor did governments have the regulations in place to enforce these policies. As a result, projects were shut down and investors left empty handed[3] , the most notable being BitInstant[4] and Mt. Gox[5], both of whom contributed to tarnishing the blockchain brand.


Figure #1: Adel Ecosystem Limited’s Commitment to AML4 compliance

Crypto investors are quickly learning acronyms like KYC, AML and CTF. 2017 is the year of significant regulatory change. This is namely due to Directive (EU) 2015/849, informally known as the 4th Anti-Money Laundering directive (Figure #1), or AML4[6] which will be implemented on June 26, 2017[7]. To meet compliance requirements, crypto services must follow detailed auditing and compliance procedures, or risk closure due to regulatory violations.

Adel co-founder Gabriel Dusil says: “Our responsibility is to protect the blockchain brand. We think this is just as important as protecting our own. The foundation from which we built Adel is regulatory compliance and the desire to incubate long-term sustainable businesses. This legitimacy opens our doors to mainstream investors. It’s not just about legitimizing the crypto community as an investment vehicle. It’s about creating innovative projects that will change the world. This alone has the potential to solidify the integrity of the blockchain brand.”

About the Authors

Gabriel Dusil

Gabriel is a seasoned sales and marketing expert with over twenty years of experience in senior level positions at companies such as Motorola, VeriSign (part of Symantec), and SecureWorks (part of Dell). His strengths lie in international business development and strategic partnerships, as well as the unique ability to translate complex ideas and technologies into language that decision makers can easily understand. Gabriel has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from McMaster University in Canada and possesses expert knowledge in cloud computing, IT security, and video streaming technologies (Over the Top Content, OTT). Gabriel also runs his own company, Euro Tech Startups s.r.o., and manages two blogs: https://dusil.com/ and https://gabrieldusil.com/.

Jessica Allen

Jessica is a blockchain enthusiast and social media community expert with over 25 years of technology and 15 years of digital marketing experience.  As a mother of two, Jess is passionate about blockchain’s potential to innovate industries, unite communities and create a sustainable global economy.  She brings the ability to create conversations with anyone, at any level, about blockchain use cases and potential.  Jess is active on social media @TheJessAllen and volunteers her time with the Isha Foundation to help share the benefits of yoga and meditation as fundamental tools for human transformation.

References

[1] http://dontapscott.com/

[2] http://www.bvdinfo.com/en-gb/blog/compliance-and-due-diligence/what-you-need-to-know-about-aml4, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/04/16/regulating-bitcoin-new-frameworks-could-catalyst-cryptocurrencies/ https://coinlexit.wordpress.com/2016/07/06/bitcoin-aml-proposal-of-the-european-commission/

[3] http://www.coindesk.com/70-bitcoin-scams-shut-new-york-law-enforcement/

[4] http://www.businessinsider.com/report-ceo-of-major-bitcoin-exchange-arrested-2014-1?international=true&r=US&IR=T

[5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mt._Gox

[6] https://www.bvdinfo.com/en-gb/blog/compliance-and-due-diligence/what-you-need-to-know-about-aml4

[7] http://www.bvdinfo.com/en-gb/blog/compliance-and-due-diligence/what-you-need-to-know-about-aml4

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