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Declaration of Interdependence
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/declaration-of-interdependence/
Jan 16, 2018 - This manifesto for change calls for a new social contract, one that redefines the relationship between individuals in society and the institutions they have created to self-govern. It looks at the four drivers of this change—the Fourth Industrial Revolution, globalization of ideas and the economy, climate change, and demographic shifts due to war, drought, and oppression. It identifies such global disruptions as structural unemployment and inequality; failing education, healthcare, and research and development; human rights violations; and a biosphere in crisis. It identifies the four core change makers—the private sector, the state, civi...
Agriculture on the Blockchain
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/agriculture-on-the-blockchain/
Dec 15, 2017 - This research looks at smart contracts and distributed ledger technology applied to farming and food sustainability. Its use cases include food provenance and food safety from farm to fork, local agricultural cooperatives creating local prosperity, and financial innovations in funding and insurance tailored to underserved communities of farmers.
Distributed and Collaborative Marketplaces
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/distributed-and-collaborative-marketplaces/
Jan 22, 2018 - Blockchain technology could enable cooperative models for organizing capital and capability, exchanging value, and managing risk peer to peer. This research project explores distributed marketplaces for insurance and financial assets, where peers amass large pools of liquidity on the blockchain, smart contracts pay liabilities, and artificial intelligence calculates actuarial risk.
Toward a Universal Digital Wallet
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/toward-a-universal-digital-wallet/
Nov 13, 2020 - For cryptocurrencies and other blockchain technologies to scale in adoption as the Internet did, people need more human-friendly ways to use them. We believe that the digital wallet is one such way. Digital wallets are pieces of software that hold digital things of value for us, such as money, ID cards, and documents such as receipts. They enable us to make payments, prove our identities, record and verify our actions and transactions, and aggregrate and manage our cryptoassets such bitcoin, ether, or derivatives of cryptocurrencies. Eventually, we expect them to capture and protect our Internet browsing, online shopping, and other streams of...
Blockchain for Planetary Stewardship, Part 1/2
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/blockchain-for-planetary-stewardship/
Jan 30, 2018 - In the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the agenda for sustainable development, this project provides a taxonomy for analyzing what the blockchain community is doing to counter the adverse effects of human activity on the planet. It explores such approaches as developing less computationally demanding consensus algorithms, aligning stakeholder incentives, and combining distributed ledgers with other innovations such as artificial intelligence, sharing economy, Internet of Things, and big data analytics.
Blockchain for Saving Our Seas
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/blockchain-for-saving-our-seas/
Oct 22, 2019 - This case study looks at how blockchain technology could help us clean up our vital ocean ecosystems, from shorelines and coral reefs to Arctic sea ice platforms. It spotlights the work of Ocean Marine Blockchain Solutions, in collaboration with the Girguis Lab at Harvard University and the Jamaican agency Alligator Head Foundation. Together they’re creating a digital and economic data framework that is reframing the situation from an environmental problem to an economic opportunity, which may succeed in driving a much-needed sea change.
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