Toronto, CANADA; September 4th, 2018 – The Blockchain Research Institute today welcomed over ten new members, bringing the total membership to nearly 70 leaders in enterprise, government and blockchain technology.
New members include Cisco, ExxonMobil, Intuit, JumpStart, Procter & Gamble, Reliance Industries, and Tata Consultancy Services.
Also included are a number of Blockchain Pioneers, a membership category dedicated to start-ups leading in blockchain innovation.
New pioneer members include UK-based healthcare innovator Medicalchain, space exploration pioneer SpaceChain, cryptocurrency exchange Huobi, and the NEM Foundation, a non-profit supporting the world’s first smart asset blockchain.
As members, companies receive proprietary access to the BRI’s 80+ groundbreaking research projects, as well as access to webinars, roundtables, and member-exclusive events.
“As our membership expands, so does our ability to create larger and more influential knowledge networks.” Said BRI Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Don Tapscott, “What’s most remarkable here is the sheer diversity of organizations in the BRI today. From consumer goods manufacturing, to financial services, to energy, these new members really show just how widespread the blockchain revolution will be. We look forward to supporting them as they transform their respective industries..”
Comments from New Members:
In order for blockchain technology to become mainstream, the industry needs to support research into global blockchain standards and ecosystems. Research is critical to identifying applications, ecosystems and best practices that will move blockchain adoption forward. We are pleased to join the Blockchain Research Institute and look forward to using their research as we develop compelling and sustainable blockchain business cases.
– Anoop Nannra, Head of Blockchain Initiatives, Cisco
As the operator of a globally leading financial hub of digital assets, Huobi Group has recently announced plenty of blockbusters to accelerate the technical revolution of blockchain industry. For example, we are trying to mobilize technology leaders to collaboratively build Huobi Chain, the secure, scalable and regulatable underlying infrastructure of future autonomous finance. We are honored to join the club of BRI, hoping to enhance the security, efficiency and accessibility of digital asset markets.
– Hubery Yuan, Huobi Research Director & Huobi Chain Department General Manager
Blockchain is already transforming healthcare but the potential impact for patients and doctors is only just starting to be more broadly realised. Being recognised as a pioneer by the Blockchain Research Institute is a significant milestone for us, and through collaboration
with the leading minds in blockchain, we look forward to accelerating this transformation through blockchain solutions for healthcare by empowering patients to own their health data and access borderless healthcare.
– Abdullah Albeyatti, CEO, MedicalChain
BRI plays a vital role in blockchain adoption. Access to independent research across different verticals allows the NEM Foundation to keep NEM technology aligned to industry needs. We are delighted to join the BRI members network to help bring blockchain adoption to the next level.
– Kristof Van de Reck, Interim President, NEM Foundation
SpaceChain is proud to be recognized as a pioneer of the blockchain industry. Don Tapscott and the BRI have been a great inspiration for the whole industry. We look forward to working with Don and the institute’s team on exploring the applications of blockchain in the space industry
– Zheng Zuo, CEO and Co-Founder, SpaceChain
About the BRI:
The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) is a global think-tank that helps organizations realize the new promise of the digital economy by researching the strategic implications of blockchain technology and producing practical insights to guide its members in achieving success. The BRI was founded in 2017 by Don and Alex Tapscott, the co-authors of the best-selling book Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World.
The Institute’s global team of experts has 70+ research projects underway in the areas of financial services, manufacturing, retail, energy and resources, technology/media, healthcare and government; as well as how this nascent technology is changing the way companies are managed. To complement the research, the Institute offers a suite of services to its members, including a private website for the sharing of deliverables, monthly webinars, all-member summits, and other exclusive activities. The Institute’s research findings, conclusions and recommendations will be ultimately be released under a Creative Commons license.
To find out more, please visit: www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org
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