Potential blockchain applications in retail in the Netherlands 2017

This statistic shows the answers to a survey question on the potential applications for blockchain in retail, according to retailers in the Netherlands as of 2017. Blockchain is the main technology behind cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin. In essence, the blockchain data protocol works like a distributed ledger with the potential to the remove the need for (financial) intermediaries. Therefore, expectancies in Europe for the effect of this technology on payment solutions are high. The leading application for blockchain within the retail chain in the Netherlands, according to this survey, would be to increase the speed of payment transactions without having to use banks as an intermediary.

Which problem could the use of blockchain potentially solve for you within the retail chain?*

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Release date

December 2017



Survey time period

September 2017

Number of respondents

148 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Q&A, 63 of 148 respondents were retailers

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Welk probleem zou het gebruiken van Blockchain voor u in de keten (kunnen) oplossen?" (English: Which problem could the use of blockchain potentially solve for you within the retail chain?).

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