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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...
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.
Blockchain and the Project Management Office
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/blockchain-and-the-project-management-office/
May 21, 2019 - This research delves into the current state of project management and how blockchain technology is beginning to transform it. Its authors identify five key areas where blockchain-based platforms and applications can support the efforts of the project management office, including creating and managing digital records, exchanging digital assets, verifying and reinforcing acceptable performance, building reputation systems, and executing smart contracts. It presents case studies of enterprises that are currently deploying blockchain to manage clinical trials, construction projects, and the provenance and custody of assets in collaborations with ...
Foxconn 4.0
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/foxconn-4-0/
Oct 23, 2017 - Foxconn is among the first manufacturers to implement blockchain technology in its supply chain. This project looks at Chained Finance, which consists of a procurement market and the handling of logistics, accounting, inventory, finance, and sales functions. Participants’ visibility into orders and the movement of assets enables them to provide trade finance and short-term loans to tier 2 and tier 3 suppliers as needed and at better rates than the traditional financial system.
Blockchain for Planetary Stewardship, Part 2/2
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/blockchain-for-planetary-stewardship-2/
Jan 30, 2018 - This project surveys the landscape of blockchain start-ups, applications, and networks related to climate, sustainability, and governance of planetary resources. It speaks to leaders of green initiatives and heads of corporate social responsibility programs who want to explore distributed ledgers for their coordinating members of their ecosystems. It also introduces innovators to their peers’ work—not just Climatecoin, Grid+, and LO3 Energy but thirty other endeavors including think tanks, trading platforms, and environment-related cryptocurrencies.
The Digital Yuan and Cross-Border Payments
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/the-digital-yuan-and-cross-border-payments/
Aug 17, 2022 - Co-led by two seasoned PhDs—one a fintech advisor, strategy consultant, and researcher based in Hong Kong/Singapore, and the other a professor at the Schulich School of Business in Toronto—this case study digs into the Chinese government’s approach to the research, development, testing, and launch of its digital yuan. The authors analyze China’s digital currency electronic payment in terms of the government’s joint venture with SWIFT, its Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, and the Belt and Road Initiative and in the context of the Communist Party of China’s political and economic goals. They cover the drivers of the tech...
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