Rik is a thought-leader in Blockchain and New Value (Meta-Asset) applications over a wide range of use cases.
Rik is a digital media pioneer and thought leader focused on the emerging "Internet of Value", where the convergence of payments, security and the Internet of Things will greatly influence critical aspects of global business and the defionition of "value" in the near- and long-term. Just as money drives business today, new forms of value will begin to take shape based on the digital currency movement and significantly alter our definitions of value to better suit our interconnected world.
He is one of AlleyWatch magazine's "14 NYC People in Bitcoin You Must Know". As a Digital Professional and StartUp Facilitator with 20+ years of experience in advanced digital B2B and B2C in the Media, Luxury and Finance sectors, his executive and strategic strengths include identifying, managing, incubating, productizing, and funding, early-stage digital concepts.
Rik is a featured speaker for live appearances and television -- from the Harvard Business School Club and Kaufmann Institute to CNN, CNBC, Inside Bitcoins, the All Payments Expo, and Wall Street's Cheddar TV -- concerning entrepreneurship, digital matters and digital currencies. He is the Founder of Agentic Group, a membership-driven series that explores the crossroads of social interconnectedness, entrepreneurship and finance within the Blockchain ecosystem.
In the new recently was the rapid decline of cash in the Swedish economy and the reduction in bank robberies that they attribute to this change. The banks have slowly closed branches and reduced the number of ATM. This is a precursor to what might happen in other advanced economies and if so what does the blockchain have to do with it?