Blockchain is the foundation for the second era of the internet – an internet of value, where anything of value, including money, our identities, cultural assets like music, and even a vote can be stored, managed, transacted, and moved in a secure, private way. Blockchain is poised to transform every industry and managerial function —redefining the way we make transactions, share ideas, and manage workflow.
The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) is an independent, global think-tank, co-founded by Don and Alex Tapscott. We bring together the world’s top global researchers to undertake ground-breaking research on blockchain technology.
Funded by a membership consisting of international corporations and government agencies, our research program is founded on 100+ projects documenting the strategic implications of blockchain on business, government and society. Our new program, BRI 2020, introduces new deliverables in addition to our research, designed to help our members not just navigate the blockchain revolution, but lead it.
Join our global community of more than 60 Member organizations. The BRI program will help you navigate, accelerate, and lead the blockchain revolution.
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Our ground-breaking multi-million-dollar research program is funded by our members, which include leading corporations and governmental agencies around the world. We’re proud to have partners that are committed to driving innovation and entrepreneurship in the blockchain space.
“Gowling WLG is honoured to be the first international law firm to support BRI’s landmark initiative and be among an innovative group of partners who are investigating the strategic application of blockchain technology. With this commitment to blockchain research and implementation, our message is simple: we’re with our clients, step by step, as they explore distributed ledger technology. We look forward to providing the advanced legal guidance clients will need as they navigate this largely uncharted territory and uncover new and more effective ways to do business.”Peter Lukasiewicz
“Accenture and The Tapscott Group have a long history of successful collaboration. Being a founding member of the BRI underscores Accenture’s commitment to making blockchain real for clients, and we are pleased to be part of this important initiative.”Simon Whitehouse
“Blockchain is a great example of an emerging technology that Canadians are playing a lead role in developing. This research partnership with the Blockchain Research Institute will give Canada a globally competitive advantage in the development of this transformative technology.”Navdeep Bains
“This landmark partnership reinforces Toronto and Canada’s rising status as a platform for innovation and new technologies in North America. The City of Toronto is pleased to participate in this program as it clearly and definitively demonstrates Toronto’s leadership in global commerce – which will help strengthen our region’s overall economy and further extend our reach globally.”Rob Meikle
“Blockchain has the potential to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges — from streamlining trade, to establishing trust in transactions, to tracing provenance for food safety. By working with top experts from around the world, we’ll be able to take full advantage of blockchain’s inherent strengths — an openly-governed, collaborative approach – to make global business more efficient and transparent for consumers.”Ross Mauri
“Blockchain technology has the potential to help Ontario build an innovation powerhouse and create economic opportunity. The new Institute, based in Ontario, will bring together the leading thinkers, researchers and entrepreneurs in the blockchain space – and we’re proud and enthusiastic to support it.”Charles Sousa