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Financing Open Blockchain Ecosystems
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/financing-open-blockchain-ecosystems/
Mar 16, 2018 - This project digs into the regulatory implications of privately funding public blockchain-based resources, some of which qualify as an ecosystem such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, some as a decentralized application (Dapp), and some as a regulated security (e.g., The DAO), according the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Coalition of Automated Legal Applications describes various legal solutions, such as simple agreement for future tokens, that could support ecosystems that are innovative, streamlined, and fair for all stakeholders.
Slock.it: Enabling IoT and the Universal Sharing Network
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/slock-it-enabling-iot-and-the-universal-sharing-network/
Dec 21, 2017 - This case study investigates how the start-up Slock.it is deploying blockchain technology to enable a true sharing economy through its "universal sharing network." It describes how the company’s inspiration came from an attempted high-tech heist and outlines the conditions necessary for such a sharing platform to succeed.
Winning Strategies for Smart Contracts
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/smart-contracts/
Dec 04, 2017 - The definitive work on smart contracts for entrepreneurs, business executives, leaders of large global organizations, and the legal profession that serves them.
What Is Web 3?
File Type: Document
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/what-is-web-3/
Sep 28, 2022 - Web 3 is a set of technologies that combine into new classes of digital services. Web 1 refers to the read-only Internet (1980s–early 2000s) where most users consumed content like encyclopedia entries, directories, and catalogs. Web 2 refers to the read-write Internet (early 2000s–2020) with many killer apps like Google search and Facebook for finding, collaborating, and transacting with each other online. Web 3 is the read-write-own Internet (2020–today), based on blockchain protocols that support online privacy, self-sovereign identity, and property rights to digital assets.
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...
Decentralized Resource Governance
File Type: Document
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/decentralized-resource-governance/
Jun 24, 2022 - This research brief summarizes the findings of a substantial research project funded by Input Output (IO) and focused on discovering new approaches to the governance of resources in blockchain ecosystems. The team was substantial, with two dozen researchers from IO, the Boston Consulting Group, and the Blockchain Research Institute. The process was iterative, with write-ups, peer reviews, and discussions of research results and feedback. Based on its findings, the research team proposed a new form of stewardship, called the decentralized resource governance (DRG) model. It is a means of governing initiatives to deploy resources, shap...
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