Tom De Block

CEO, DataBroker DAO

Matthew Van Niekerk, an Canadian Economist and MBA by education, has had an international career with 7 years in Tokyo, 11 years in Belgium and now balances his time between Europe and the Middle East. After several years in financial services, where Matthew was an internal specialist in blockchain technology applications, he cofounded SettleMint in 2016. SettleMint is a leading European Blockchain company having won several awards for their work with enterprise and has grown to be a recognized name in the Middle East. In January 2017, Matthew cofounded DataBroker DAO, a global market for local data. This platform is combining IoT and blockchain technologies to democratize access to data and to create an economically sustainable model for peer-to-peer IoT data monetisation.



DataBroker DAO, a global market for local data

As a decentralized marketplace for IoT sensor data using Blockchain technology, Databroker DAO enables sensor owners to turn generated data into revenue streams. This will open up a wealth of opportunities for various industries. Data will be used and become more effective. DataBroker DAO drives the evolution towards truly ‘smart living’ by making this data easily accessible to cities, organizations and entrepreneurs at an affordable price.



Darwin Room 16:30