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A Taxonomy of Digital Assets
File Type: Document
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/a-taxonomy-of-digital-assets/
Jul 11, 2022 - This research brief lays out a taxonomy of nine digital asset categories, including tokens for exchanges, natural assets, platform governance, and smart contracting protocols. For each category, it provides a definition with examples of the asset’s creation and usage. It also explains the asset category’s disruptive effects on financial services and the global economy. The brief is ideal for leaders who want a quick overview of these important financial innovations.
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.
Blockchain for Planetary Stewardship, Part 2/2
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/blockchain-for-planetary-stewardship-2/
Jan 30, 2018 - This project surveys the landscape of blockchain start-ups, applications, and networks related to climate, sustainability, and governance of planetary resources. It speaks to leaders of green initiatives and heads of corporate social responsibility programs who want to explore distributed ledgers for their coordinating members of their ecosystems. It also introduces innovators to their peers’ work—not just Climatecoin, Grid+, and LO3 Energy but thirty other endeavors including think tanks, trading platforms, and environment-related cryptocurrencies.
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 Smart City Infrastructure
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/blockchain-for-smart-city-infrastructure/
Feb 11, 2019 - This case study outlines Dubai’s plans to transform itself into a smart city, enabled by blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and big data analytics. It maps out how Dubai is automating its real estate and utilities management and looks ahead to its use of blockchain for identity management, land registry, and new utilities business models.
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.
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