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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 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...
Blockchain Revolution in the Oil and Gas Industry
File Type: Document
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/blockchain-revolution-in-the-oil-and-gas-industry/
May 31, 2022 - This project shows how blockchain innovators in oil and gas are reimagining the energy industry from exploration and discovery to asset retirement and environmental renewal. It highlights use cases for tracking carbon and trading carbon credits (e.g., Guild One’s Energy Blockchain Exchange), coordinating contracts among multiple partners, assuring land and royalty rights, digitizing oil and gas post-trade settlement (e.g, Quorum-based Vakt for commodity trading post processing), streamlining and automating compliance, monitoring operations, maintenance, and inspections, all the while transitioning to a sustainable future.
Cosmos and Polkadot for the Enterprise
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/cosmos-and-polkadot-for-the-enterprise/
Jul 30, 2021 - This project explores one of the most critical implementation challenges of blockchain technologies: interoperability. Enterprise uses are reluctant to tokenize their assets or invest seriously in decentralized finance and digital asset management capabilities without assurances that they will be able to move these assets across blockchain platforms. What if chosen platforms fail? What if better platforms emerge? Some of the best minds in the space are addressing these issues head on with a range of innovative solutions. This project features two of them: Cosmos and Polkadot. It looks at their origins and ethos, architecture and core technolo...
Autonomous Vehicles and Blockchain
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/autonomous-vehicles-and-blockchain/
Aug 31, 2019 - This project explores how blockchain technology will optimize the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), including those with electric vertical takeoff and landing capabilities. It looks at the Mobile Open Blockchain Initiative, which involves 80 percent of world’s auto manufacturers and leading tech firms. It covers such implementation challenges as blockchain latency and scalability, communications network latency, device security, and regulation. Finally, it raises concerns about data privacy on immutable distributed ledgers as well as the legal liabilities of CAV ownership and usage.
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