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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.

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BRI Welcomes New Leaders in Banking, Insurance, Air Travel

Toronto, CANADA; December 17, 2018The 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.

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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.

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BRI 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.

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New BRI 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.
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Brightline Initiative Becomes Newest Member of the BRI

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.

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BRI 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.

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First Major Canadian Banks Join The BRI

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.

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BRI 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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BRI Releases First Round of Research Projects

After months of in-depth investigation and preparation, the Blockchain Research Institute is proud to unveil the first round of complete research projects to its members: 1. The Token Economy: When Money Becomes Programmable Authored by Michael J. Casey, co-author of The Age of Cryptocurrency and leading authority on digital currency, this research project breaks down the potential implications of the rapidly emerging token economy. Digital money serves as a far more dynamic asset than a simple unit of exchange. Rather, tokens have become a direct means of achieving community objectives, with the potential to automate internal governance over our shared resources. Casey’s research offers an in-depth and lucid analysis of the potentially enormous implications of this new technology.

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