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A Taxonomy of Digital Assets
File Type: Document
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/a-taxonomy-of-digital-assets/
Jul 11, 2022 - This research brief lays out a taxonomy of nine digital asset categories, including tokens for exchanges, natural assets, platform governance, and smart contracting protocols. For each category, it provides a definition with examples of the asset’s creation and usage. It also explains the asset category’s disruptive effects on financial services and the global economy. The brief is ideal for leaders who want a quick overview of these important financial innovations.
The Metaverse Goes Mainstream
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/the-metaverse-goes-mainstream/
Mar 31, 2022 - Today we’re witnessing a Cambrian explosion of metaverses driven by technological advances in software, hardware, and bandwidth and bursts of creativity in gaming, social experiences, and enterprise use cases. In these virtual-reality environments, blockchains protect individual rights, identities, and assets in a decentralized manner, and support token-driven incentive systems. This research presents the latest developments in the marketplace, the tenets of successful metaverses (e.g., openness, transparency of rewards, enforceable rules of engagement), and the role of blockchain innovation. Businesses and governments as well as healthcare...
Digital Asset Revolution
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/digital-asset-revolution/
Dec 01, 2021 - In this white paper, “Digital Asset Revolution: The Rise of DeFi and the Reinvention of Financial Services,” Alex Tapscott explores the disruptive effects of decentralized finance (DeFi) applications on the nine functions that Wall Street currently performs. He also examines the creation and use of nine cryptoassets such as non-fungible tokens, stablecoins, DeFi index funds, synthetic securities, and central bank digital currencies. Finally, Alex discusses Web 3 innovations with Layer 1 and Layer 2 solutions to such implementation challenges as scalability, interoperability, and ease of use. If bitcoin was the spark for the financial serv...
Blockchain and the CMO
File Type: Document, Infographic, Video
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/blockchain-and-the-cmo/
Sep 28, 2017 - With blockchain technology, chief marketing officers will be able to demonstrate a clearer return on marketing investment than current alternatives. This project explains how CMOs can lead blockchain initiatives and unlock new areas of value creation while engaging customers, earning their loyalty, and protecting brand reputation globally.
Trust(less): How Blockchain Will Help Us Navigate the Post-Trust World
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/trustless-how-blockchain-will-help-us-navigate-the-post-trust-world/
Oct 31, 2019 - This is the second half of Trust(less): How Blockchain Will Help Us Navigate the Post-Trust World. It explores the broken promises of prominent players in the first ten years of blockchain technology and examines their behavior in terms of their benevolence, competence, and integrity. It also addresses the negative associations that orbit blockchain in the mind of the average, semi-informed observer and outlines a four-step process for rebuilding trust in the blockchain ecosystem.
State of Enterprise Blockchain: A Mid-Year Review
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/state-of-enterprise-blockchain/
Jun 28, 2021 - This project reports on the state of the enterprise blockchain space. It begins with commentary on the state of the world writ large—from the pandemic’s effects on the economy and the global need for vaccinations to the K-shaped recovery and the consequences of helicopter money (e.g., inflation). It covers a series of developments relevant to enterprise users: the price volatility of cryptocurrencies, the shortcomings of consensus mechanisms for enterprise needs, the growth of stablecoins, the status of tokenless blockchains and blockchain-as-a-service offerings, and the latest on central bank digital currencies (e.g., China’s digital c...
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