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Blockchain Research Institute Announces Initiative to Enhance Online Deliverables

Toronto, CANADA; March 13, 2020 – In light of growing public health concerns sparked by COVID-19, the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI), the world’s largest independent blockchain think tank, today announced a number of new initiatives to further strengthen its digital offering for its members and the general public. In addition to its existing digital services, the Blockchain Research Institute is announcing the following virtual deliverables to its suite of services: The “Leadership…

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Blockchain Revolution Global Conference Rescheduled to Fall 2020

Toronto, CANADA; March 12, 2020 – Due to ongoing global concerns regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, organizers of the annual Blockchain Revolution Global conference have announced they are re-scheduling the 2020 event. Organizers are currently in discussions with events partners to confirm the new dates. Organizers have announced that the event will be held in Toronto in the Fall of 2020, and will share information on the new dates as soon…

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Blockchain Revolution Global announces 2020 event partners, including presenting partner Tata Consultancy Services

Toronto, CANADA; March 5, 2020 – Blockchain Revolution Global today announced its first tranche of partners, including its presenting partner for its 2020 event, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The conference, coming to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre April 7-8, is the world’s premier enterprise blockchain experience. “It’s with the support of our partners that we’re able to provide a world-class conference experience, designed to help enterprise leaders navigate the blockchain revolution,” said…

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Blockchain Research Institute and INSEAD Release New MOOC for Blockchain in Finance

February 19th, 2020 – The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) today announced a new Coursera specialization, Blockchain Revolution in Financial Services, developed in partnership with INSEAD. Taught by BRI co-founders Alex Tapscott and Don Tapscott, the specialization introduces students/professionals in the world of money, markets, and banking to blockchain’s key principles, and its specific impact on the finance sector. The courses are designed to appeal to a wide variety of experience levels,…

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Financial Services Revolution Launches in Canada and the United States

The Blockchain Research Institute today announced the Canadian and US launch of Financial Services Revolution: How Blockchain is Transforming Money, Markets, and Banking. The book is a compilation of key Blockchain Research Institute thought leadership exploring blockchain’s impact on finance, edited with a preface by Alex Tapscott. The book is now available on Amazon Canada and Amazon US, as well as select book stores across North America. The research compilation is…

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Blockchain Revolution Global Showcases Gender Parity in First Speakers Announcement

Toronto, CANADA; February 4, 2020 – The first tranche of speakers at Blockchain Revolution Global, coming to Toronto April 7th-8th, was announced today, including leading regulators, innovators, researchers and enterprise leaders. Among the over 20 speakers announced, over half are women. “We’re pleased to showcase some of the women pushing this industry and this technology forward on our 2020 stage,”  said Hilary Carter, Blockchain Research Institute co-founder and BRG agenda curator. “This…

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Blockchain Research Institute Welcomes More Than a Dozen New Members

Toronto, CANADA; January 30, 2020 - The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI), the world’s leading blockchain think-tank, today announced the addition of more than a dozen new members, including global leaders in consumer goods, financial services, telecommunications, and natural resources. With these additions, the BRI’s global member network expands to include nearly 80 leading enterprises, governments, NGOs and other organizations from five different continents. New members include: Enterprise Members Public Sector Organizations Blockchain…

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Blockchain Revolution Global to Serve as Signature Enterprise Event for 2020 Toronto Blockchain Week

Toronto, ON (December 17th, 2019) - Toronto Blockchain Week 2020 has been revealed to be held April 2nd to April 9th, 2020. The week will return to dozens of venues and showcase Toronto’s blockchain community to thousands of visitors, entrepreneurs, investors, academics, and international guests. This is the 2nd annual Toronto Blockchain Week. Last year’s event was officially proclaimed by the City of Toronto as “Blockchain Week” and drew many thousands…

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Blockchain Research Institute Announces First Book: Financial Services Revolution

Toronto, ON – The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) today unveiled its first publicly available research compilation, Financial Services Revolution: How Blockchain Is Transforming Money, Markets, and Banking. Under agreement with the members who fund the BRI, select research may be made available to the public after an exclusivity period. This is the first of a series of four books to be published in 2020. With some of the world’s leading thinkers…

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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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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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