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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...
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.
Introduction to Stablecoins
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/introduction-to-stablecoins/
Jan 21, 2021 - This research project looks at stablecoins, a new category of digital assets with stable prices in decentralized financial systems. It achieves three goals. First, it examines different ways to stabilize the price of a cryptocurrency. Some are backed by assets with stable value such as US dollars or gold, others are stabilized by algorithms, and some combine those two approaches. Second, it surveys the landscape of stablecoins and analyze the top ten stablecoins by market capitalization. Finally, it suggests ways to use stablecoins for protecting the value of a cryptoasset portfolio.
It’s Easy to Talk. It’s Hard to Build. Don Tapscott Interviews Charles Hoskinson on Building the Future
File Type: Document
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/don-tapscott-interviews-charles-hoskinson-on-building-the-future/
Dec 06, 2022 - In this fireside chat, Input Output co-founder and CEO Charles Hoskinson shared his vision of the future of Web3 technologies. He explained why he co-founded Ethereum and followed it with the Cardano proof-of-stake blockchain. He and Don Tapscott discussed the challenges of governing in decentralized environments and the need for leadership. Charles described the decentralized identity platform Atala PRISM and the protection of personal privacy. Finally, he commented on the collapse of the FTX exchange and the global regulatory environment for crypto businesses. Overall, their conversation was quite candid, clear-sighted, and confident about ...
The Networked Hotbeds of Blockchain
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/the-networked-hotbeds-of-blockchain/
Jan 15, 2018 - This paper showcases the hotbeds of blockchain activity around the world—those cities and nations that have become hubs for financing and incubation of entrepreneurial initiatives—and explains the conditions under which distributed ledger start-ups are thriving in each jurisdiction.
KodakONE: Changing the Still Image Marketplace on the Blockchain
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/kodakone-changing-the-still-image-marketplace-on-the-blockchain/
Jun 18, 2019 - This case details the problems that need to be solved, specifically how photographers can maximize the value of their intellectual property. It explains how the KODAKOne platform works and walks through several use cases. It also discusses such non-technical obstacles as the different copyright laws across jurisdictions, costly legal processes, and different interpretations of legal concepts like as fair use and exhaustion. The case also describes how Kodak might reinvent its brand within the competitive digital image platform ecosystem.
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