Toronto, CANADA; January 29, 2021 – The Blockchain Research Institute ™ (BRI) is excited to welcome Blockchain Technology Partners (BTP) as our latest Member. As a Member of the BRI, BTP receives access to our research library of 100+ projects and joins a global community of blockchain innovators, experts, builders, and thought leaders. 

“Blockchain is a foundational technology and from the outset our goal has been to accelerate its adoption by not only providing the tools necessary to ensure it is production ready but by enabling companies to build on it,” said Duncan Johnston-Watt, BTP Co-founder and CEO. “To this end we’ve partnered with Digital Asset to help companies lock down their business logic using DAML smart contracts and, most recently, with Taekion to ensure that companies can lock down their critical data using Taekion’s blockchain-based file system.”

“In the second era of the digital age, enterprises are recognizing the promise of blockchain technology and are moving towards adoption.” said Don Tapscott, BRI Co-founder and Executive Chairman. “At the Blockchain Research Institute ™, we are pleased to work with organizations like Blockchain Technology Partners who are focused on simplifying enterprise adoption of blockchain technology.”

“Joining the BRI is key to getting our message across to a wider audience that blockchain is foundational and that there is an emerging stack that needs to be better understood”, added Paul Forrest, BTP Non-executive Chairman. “Don Tapscott and the BRI are a powerful voice articulating not just why blockchain should be adopted strategically but how to do so to ensure that you derive tangible real world benefits from your investment in it.” 


About Blockchain Technology Partners
Founded in 2018, Blockchain Technology Partners (BTP) is a leading enterprise blockchain company. BTP brings the benefits of blockchain, smart contracts and military-grade information security to business by providing Sextant — a management platform that radically simplifies the deployment and ongoing management of distributed ledgers, smart contract and secure data infrastructure.

BTP has strategic partnerships with Digital Asset and Taekion. Its customers include The Demex Group, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and Quantum Materials Corp. BTP has offices in Edinburgh and New York. BTP is an influential advocate for open source through its work with Hyperledger and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Besides being a member of the Blockchain Research Institute ™, BTP is an active member of the Global Blockchain Business Council, InterWork Alliance, ScotlandIS and techUK.


About the Blockchain Research Institute ™
The Blockchain Research Institute ™ (BRI) is an independent, global think-tank dedicated to inspiring and preparing private- and public-sector leaders to be the catalysts of the blockchain transformation. Funded by international corporations and government agencies, the BRI brings together the world’s leading thinkers to undertake ground-breaking research on the strategic implications of blockchain technology, producing practical insights to help its member organizations succeed.

The Institute has 100+ 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 BRI offers a suite of services to its members, including monthly webinars, executive briefings, all-member summits, and other exclusive activities.

The Blockchain Research Institute ™ is based in Toronto, Canada, and 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.


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