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Distributed Power
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/distributed-power/
Oct 18, 2018 - Energy expert and innovator Lawrence Orsini shares his research and work on blockchain applications that will transform global energy grids at local, national, and international levels. He provides a snapshot of today’s energy markets, consumers’ willingness to generate their own energy through green technology, and blockchain’s ability to create peer-to-peer markets for excess energy. Pointing to experiments in Australia and German, Orsini shows how blockchain will support the next generation of energy infrastructure. He discusses the roles of stakeholders -- policymakers, energy producers, and corporate intermediaries -- and he sugges...
Governance Of Blockchain Systems
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/governance-of-blockchain-systems/
Jun 27, 2018 - Decentralization, hashing functions, public key cryptography, and smart contracts are advantageous design features of blockchain systems. These require the coordination of multiple and diverse actors with differing incentives—cryptoeconomics—to solve any problems that arise. This research examines the impact of governance on these systems. Specifically, it explores governance needs at three levels of the blockchain stack: the Internet layer, the blockchain layer, and the application layer, including the deployment of decentralized applications (Dapps). De Filippi and McMullen explain the difference between governance by the infrastructure...
Utility Settlement Coin
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/utility-settlement-coin/
May 25, 2018 - The utility settlement coin (USC) consortium plans to develop what we believe banks will welcome. This case study describes how the USC, launched by UBS and Clearmatics, will use decentralized blockchain technology to confirm financial agreements that are verifiable without the wastefulness of proof of work. Financial institutions could conduct business more safely because of real-time settlement, smart contracts, and enhanced risk management procedures using this new digital version of fiat currencies.
Blockchain Revolution in Higher Education
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/blockchain-revolution-in-higher-education/
May 25, 2018 - This project explores how blockchain is transforming education with a focus on higher ed—vocational schools, community colleges, universities, and corporate training and development—from establishing student identity, protecting their privacy, financing their coursework, measuring their progress, and recording their credentials of achievement through open data exchange protocols. The development of microcredentialing capabilities, pay-as-you-learn funding models, and massively open online courses, plus the co-creation of open educational resources, are making the meta-university and lifelong learning affordable and accessible for more stu...
Belt and Road Blockchain Consortium
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/belt-and-road-blockchain-consortium/
May 24, 2018 - This case zeroes in on the work of the Belt and Road Blockchain Consortium, founded to support China’s One Belt One Road Initiative connecting more than 70 countries across Asia, Africa, and Europe. The consortium is applying blockchain technology to verify the identities of parties in a transaction, advance safety and security protocols, expedite customs settlement, manage intellectual property, and facilitate border controls. This initiative is a mammoth undertaking, one that will define standards for world trade for generations to come.
Webinar #9: Managing Blockchain Transparency
File Type: Video
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/webinar-9-managing-blockchain-transparency/
Apr 30, 2018 - Hosted by BRI Managing Director Hilary Carter and featuring BRI faculty member and research contributor Andreas Park, Associate Professor of Finance at University of Toronto. The webinar explores the implementation, application, and possible regulation of distributed ledgers, and how it will critically affect information disclosure and economic interactions.
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