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BRI Welcomes PermianChain as Newest Pioneer Member

Toronto, CANADA; August 12, 2019: The Blockchain Research Institute today announced its newest ‘Pioneer’ member, a membership category reserved for new companies that are revolutionising their industries with innovative blockchain strategies. PermianChain, a Toronto-based blockchain company enabling the tokenization of oil and gas reserves, joins nearly 80 other BRI member companies, working together to enhance understanding of the blockchain and accelerate blockchain adoption in the enterprise. “The energy sector is ripe…

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Blockchain Research Institute Launches Hub to Share Research Publicly

Toronto, CANADA; July 22, 2019 - The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) today announced the rollout of a new public research hub, designed to enable anyone around the world to easily access all of the BRI’s publicly released research. All BRI research is proprietary to its member organizations for a period of six months. Members have agreed that, after this period, the BRI may make this research available to the public under a…

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Government of Argentina Joins Blockchain Research Institute

Argentina becomes the second national government to become a member of the BRI A joint collaboration between the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) and the Government of Argentina was announced today, following a meeting last November between Argentine President Mauricio Macri, deputy chief of staff, Andrés Ibarra, and BRI executive chairman Don Tapscott. As a result, the Argentine government has signed an agreement between the parties through the Government Modernization Secretariat, joining…

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BRI Welcomes New Leaders in Banking, Insurance, Air Travel

Toronto, CANADA; December 17, 2018 - The Blockchain Research Institute’s network of enterprise leaders in continuing to expand, with today’s announcement of nearly ten new members. New members include Delta Airlines, Manulife, ICICI Bank, and BioLife Chain. As members, these companies will receive proprietary access to all BRI research, as well as a suite of services to help guide leaders in their organization through their blockchain transformation. “The blockchain revolution is well underway, and companies…

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BRI Welcomes Over Ten New Industry Leaders to Its Membership

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…

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Blockchain Research Institute Shares Recommendations for Blockchain and Cryptoasset Regulation

Toronto, CANADA; August 8, 2018 - The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) has released a report highlighting a number of key steps forward for blockchain and cryptoasset regulation in Canada. The report is based on a May 2018 roundtable on blockchain regulation, hosted by the BRI, in which nearly 70 leaders met in Toronto to discuss regulatory challenges and opportunities for improvement. The roundtable was unique, bringing together regulators, policy experts, capital markets lawyers, financial sector executives,…

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New Blockchain Research Institute Members Include Global Leaders in Banking, Tech

Toronto, CANADA; April 24, 2018 - The Blockchain Research Institute today welcomed nearly a dozen new members, including Salesforce, Raiffeisen Bank International, and BPC Banking Technologies. Funded by leading companies and governments, the Blockchain Research Institute is a multi-million dollar global research initiative undertaking the definitive investigation of blockchain strategies, opportunities, and implementation challenges. Other new members include Navigator Limited, the first public relations firm to join the institute, and brand management agency VIKTRE. This…

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Brightline Initiative Becomes Newest Member of the Blockchain Research Institute

Toronto, CANADA; February 1, 2018 - The Blockchain Research Institute today announced the Brightline Initiative has joined as its newest member. Brightline will now become one of over 40 industry leaders to join the institute, which is conducting the definitive investigation into the implications of blockchain for business, government and society. “The Blockchain Research Institute is pleased to welcome Brightline to our ever-growing community of global leaders…

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Blockchain Research Institute Announces Partnership with Tectonic Advisory Services Inc.

Blockchain Research Institute Announces Partnership with Tectonic Advisory Services Inc. Alliance will bring blockchain research insights and knowledge to the healthcare industry Toronto, CANADA; January  17, 2018–  The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) today announced a partnership with Tectonic Advisory Services Inc. (Tectonic), with the goal to expand its focus to, and membership in, the healthcare community. The BRI is a multi-million dollar global research initiative conducting the definitive investigation into blockchain strategy, opportunities, and implementation challenges.  Tectonic…

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First Major Canadian Banks Join The Blockchain Research Institute

Toronto, CANADA; October 25, 2017 – The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) today announced two leaders in the Canadian financial sector as its newest members. Toronto-Dominion (“TD”) Bank and CIBC, two of Canada’s “Big Five” banks, have joined the BRI with 30 other major companies to support the BRI’s exploration of the strategic issues regarding this new technology. “It is heartening to see these important organizations supporting our efforts…

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Blockchain Research Institute Announces 16 New Members

Think-tank’s founding membership grows to forty-four, with an expanded research  program of seventy projects on the strategic issues of the blockchain revolution October, 4th 2017  Toronto, Canada The Blockchain Research Institute announced today that 16 new organizations have joined as Founding Members. Funded by companies and governments worldwide, Blockchain Research Institute is a multi-million dollar Toronto-based research initiative that is undertaking the definitive investigation of blockchain strategy, opportunities, and implementation challenges over the next year.…

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Multi-Million Dollar Research Institute Launched to Explore Blockchain Use Cases, Opportunities and Challenges

The newly formed Blockchain Research Institute to conduct 30 projects across 8 industries Thursday, March 16th, 2017, Washington, DC, at the DC Blockchain Summit – Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, co-authors of the best-selling book Blockchain Revolution are pleased to announce the formation of the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI). Based in Toronto, Canada and funded by companies and governments from several countries, the BRI will conduct the definitive exploration of blockchain use cases, opportunities and implementation…

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