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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.
Industry Ecosystems and Blockchain: What Enterprise Leaders Should Know about Consortia
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/industry-ecosystems-and-blockchain/
Feb 18, 2020 - This research describes many industry consortia within the blockchain enterprise space and describes the goals of three in particular—Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, and Hyperledger, hosted by the Linux Foundation. The project involved interviews with twenty-five executives and thought leaders who are innovatively deploying blockchain technology in industries ranging from artificial intelligence to healthcare. It lays out the business case for joining blockchain consortia including developing standards for technologies and building trust and confidence in new technology solutions. It distills the best...
Declaration of Interdependence
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/declaration-of-interdependence/
Jan 16, 2018 - This manifesto for change calls for a new social contract, one that redefines the relationship between individuals in society and the institutions they have created to self-govern. It looks at the four drivers of this change—the Fourth Industrial Revolution, globalization of ideas and the economy, climate change, and demographic shifts due to war, drought, and oppression. It identifies such global disruptions as structural unemployment and inequality; failing education, healthcare, and research and development; human rights violations; and a biosphere in crisis. It identifies the four core change makers—the private sector, the state, civi...
New Directions for Government In the Second Era of the Digital Age
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/new-directions-for-government-in-the-second-era-of-the-digital-age/
Feb 09, 2021 - This research project surveys what federal governments can do to exploit the next era of technology across their operations, within their economies and society, and with their allies and global partners. It focuses on the threats and opportunities facing the United States—including China’s increasing dominance in global supply chains and strategic innovation. It also speaks to challenges the new administration faces, and recommends five areas for immediate action: securing digital systems, citizen identities, and personal data; embracing cryptocurrencies and launching a digital dollar; transforming government services and culture; engagin...
The Nine Disruptions
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/the-nine-disruptions/
Jan 16, 2018 - This is an excerpt from a manifesto for change, which identifies such global disruptions to our social fabric as structural unemployment and inequality; failing education, healthcare, and research and development; human rights violations; and a biosphere in crisis.
Patents and Blockchain Innovation
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/patents-and-blockchain-innovation/
Jan 29, 2018 - This research examines the basics of US patent law and its application to blockchain technologies, including the impact of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International decision. The author compares the benefits and the drawbacks of different patent strategies, such as voluntary communal coordination, and provides recommendations for future innovation and regulation so that the community can access foundational blockchain patents while the inventors and those who invested in the essential patents receive fair compensation.
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