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The Coming Cataclysm
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/the-coming-cataclysm/
Sep 30, 2019 - This research explores the disruptive effects of blockchain technologies on central banking and the financial services industry. Its author discusses Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency Libra, and how the other FAANG companies—that is, Amazon.com, Apple, Netflix, and Google—might respond with their own digital tokens. He introduces five transformations—cryptoassets, the tokenization of everything, blockchains as state machines, a new model for identity, and the nine forms of decentralized finance. He examines the challenges that incumbents and innovators face during this transition; and he previews the world of financial services in th...
Pandemic Webinar #4: Going Cashless: The Digital Dollar in the Face of COVID-19
File Type: Document, Video
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/webinar-the-digital-dollar-in-the-face-of-covid-19/
Apr 28, 2020 - This hour-long webinar is part four in a four-part series on blockchain and pandemics. Don Tapscott opens a discussion with Alex Tapscott and Chris Giancarlo, former Chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, about the potential to turn away from cash and towards a state-backed digital currency. On 28 April 2020, the BRI hosted a webinar featuring Chris Giancarlo, former chairman of the former chair of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission and co-director of the Digital Dollar Project. This is an edited transcript of the proceedings. It distinguishes among three types of cryptocurrencies—distributed (Bitcoin), corporate (L...
Regulatory Framework For Token Sales
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/regulatory-framework-for-token-sales/
Apr 30, 2018 - This research surveys the global landscape of regulatory frameworks, statements, and decisions, on blockchain-based token sales in the jurisdictions of the United States, Canada, Singapore, China, France, Germany, Italy, Estonia, Switzerland, and Gibraltar, with commentary on Malaysia, South Korea, Israel, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Arab Emirates. Its expert authors look at initial coin offerings and compare how different regulators are categorizing token sales in their attempts to balance the protection of investors with the stimulus of innovat...
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.
The Token Economy: When Money Becomes Programmable
File Type: Document, Infographic, Video
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/the-token-economy-when-money-becomes-programmable/
Sep 28, 2017 - A new phenomenon—initial coin offerings—enabled through blockchain technology is upending basic tenets of twentieth-century capitalism. This project frames the opportunity in terms of addressing the tragedy of the commons. He studies the development and ramification of the emerging token economy and walks through the landscape of token types. He previews the economic effects of digital scarcity, tokens as powerful incentives, and the legal and policy ramifications for securities law and property rights.
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...
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