Blockchain and Pandemics
The BRI has launched a series of research initiatives on topics related to the pandemic, public health, and the economic recovery. The results will be delivered to our members through a collection of reports, webinars, videos, infographics, and datasets over the next months. However, given the urgency of taking action on our recommendations now, many of these results will be made available to the public here.
Blockchain and Pandemics Report
Our report exploring the challenges, opportunities, and recommendations for blockchain technology during the COVID-19 crisis is now published! Please fill out the form below to access the report:
On select Tuesdays, the BRI hosts a webinar on topics related to blockchain and pandemics.
April 28th: Central Bank Digital Currencies
May 12th: Climate Change and Economic Recovery in a Post-COVID-19 World
May 19th: Consortia and Supply Chain Revolution for the Enterprise
May 26th: African Perspectives on Economic Recovery
Registration for our May 26th webinar is now open!
Relevant BRI Research
Supply Chain, Manufacturing & Transportation
How can blockchain create more flexible, adaptive, and transparent supply chains to manage distorted demand, hoarding practices, and increased online purchases? Our whitepapers on asset chains and the new wave of manufacturing, as well as case studies on track-and-trace systems, transportation, and end-user purchases, provide insight for those looking to transform their supply chains during this crisis.
Introducing Asset Chains:
The Blockchain Enabled Future of Supply Chains
Tom Serres and Bettina Warburg, November 2017
Food Traceability on Blockchain:
Walmart’s Pork and Mango Pilots with IBM
Reshma Kamath, September 2017
The Future of Retail Payments:
How Merchants are Adapting to the Age of Crypto
Abhishek Punia, January 2018
Blockchain, The Emerging Platform for Manufacturing 4.0:
Major Use Cases and Challenges
Dr. Stefan Hopf, January 2018
Additive Manufacturing and Blockchain: MOOG Creating Efficient Global Supply Chains
Prema Shrikrishna and Vineet Narula, September 2017
Blockchain at our Borers:
US Customs and Border Protection Explores Blockchain
Alan D. Cohn, November 2017
Our research into the healthcare industry demonstrates the value of electronic health records, pharmaceutical tracking, clinical administration, IoT health data tracking, and open-science research networks, all based off of blockchain – and all crucial to address the data cracks in the healthcare system that COVID-19 has exposed.
Reinventing Healthcare on the Blockchain:
Toward a New Era in Precision Medicine
Axel Schumacher, January 2018
Medical and Biopharma Research:
Managing Genetic and Health Data on Blockchain
Michael Scott, December 2017
Data Governance & Regulation
Explore the ways that blockchain can influence and power the shifts in regulation, intellectual property, and Big Data governance caused by the COVID-19 crisis, and how to move out of this crisis collectively and fairly.
THE NEED FOR OPEN-SOURCE STANDARDS AROUND DIGITAL ASSETS
Don Tapscott, February 2020
Patents and blockchain Innovation:
Strategic Approaches to Intellectual Property
Thomas M. Isaacson, January 2018
Issued Patents on Blockchain Innovation:
Strategic Approaches to Intellectual Property Claims
Thomas M. Isaacson, August 2019
The Convergence of Big Data and Blockchain:
Disrupting the Business of Data Analytics
Mark van Rijmenam, December 2017
Distributed Artificial Intelligence:
Blockchain as an Operating Platform for AI
Anjan Vinod and Don Tapscott, March 2019
COVID-19 is a data problem, and an integral piece to solving this problem is the creation of a self-sovereign identity system. Our reports on blockchain-based identity systems and higher education dive into the concept of creating a digital wallet network to store and share individual identity data, within a consent architecture that provides the framework for an individual to own their data and consent to its use.
Blockchain Identity Services:
Technical Benchmark of Existing Blockchain-Based Identity Systems
COALA, July 2019
Blockchain Revolution in Higher Education:
Preparing for Disruption, Leading the Transformation
Don Tapscott, May 2018
Economic Recovery and the Post-COVID-19 World
What will our economies, politics, and societies look like once we’ve made it through this crisis? How can blockchain help to shape the foundations of this brave new world?