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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...
Journey to Blockchain: A Non-Technologist’s Guide to the Internet of Value
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/journey-to-blockchain-a-non-technologists-guide-to-the-internet-of-value/
Nov 28, 2019 - Written in a conversational style, this guide is aimed at people new to blockchain technology and interested in boosting their careers or identifying business opportunities for themselves or their organizations. It unpacks confusing blockchain jargon with lots of examples, and it covers what every professional needs to know about this area of innovation. Its appendix provides a range of activities for learning more and developing hands-on experience with the technology. The author’s goal is to help readers understand the role of blockchain as a disruptive force in their industries, their organizations, and their careers.
Blockchain and the Chief Strategy Officer
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/blockchain-and-the-chief-strategy-officer/
Jul 19, 2019 - This research looks at blockchain technology’s impact on enterprise strategy and the role of the chief strategy officer. It discusses new elements of strategic design and delivery—shared ledgers, smart contracts, and tokenized assets—and develops the concept of strategic liquidity, the degree to which an enterprise can maneuver in a competitive environment and dynamically reallocate resources and access capabilities. It frames implementation challenges as areas for further research and opportunities to participate in blockchain standards development. Finally, it suggests ways for companies to cultivate blockchain knowledge and expertise...
Blockchain Interoperability
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/blockchain-interoperability/
Aug 21, 2020 - This project explains the key interoperability challenges that the blockchain pioneers need to solve. It covers the business and technical foundations of interoperability, namely decisions about user identity (keys and signatures), security of assets (cryptography), notaries of off-chain events (oracles and Byzantine committees), block relays (sidechains and pegs) between a local chain and a foreign one, gateways of communication, and network architecture. It surveys the five major interoperability projects, and it explores the use case of cross-border trade, defining the problem it solves as well as the advantages of the solution it provides...
Coopetition in Global Commerce
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/coopetition-in-global-commerce/
Aug 15, 2023 - This research project explores coopetition as a strategy for realizing the potential of Web3 technologies in global commerce. The author starts by recounting FedEx’s own blockchain use case and lessons learned, then describes how coopetition has advanced standards and best practices in the rail, airline, and automotive industries through such groups as the Associate of American Railroad, the International Air Transport Association, and the Global Express Association. He discusses coopetition through industry- and platform-oriented consortia, including the Global Blockchain Business Council and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. Finally, he w...
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