Week Ending March 17, 2017

Three things to know

Don Tapscott – author of the book “Blockchain Revolution” – has established the Blockchain Research Institute.  The Institute will focus its research efforts on eight industries, or verticals, and horizontal activities such as supply chain.  The Institute has eight founding members and Mr. Tapscott expects there to be 30 members when by the official launch in April.  Mr. Tapscott noted that much of the research will be in the public domain, as he wants the work of the Institute to be a “…rising tide that lifts all ships”.  ‘Blockchain Revolution’ Authors Launch Enterprise Research Effort

Illinois continues to make progress on becoming the U.S. Blockchain hub. Jennifer O’Rourke, Blockchain liaison for Illinois, announced that Illinois has joined the Blockchain consortium R3, becoming the first state agency in the nation to become a member.  Additionally, Ms. O’Rourke announced the newly created Illinois Blockchain Legislative Task Force and the Illinois Blockchain Advisory Committee.    Illinois Government Unveils Expansive Blockchain Support Plan

Could Blockchain have prevented the Dole Foods situation? During a class action lawsuit, it was discovered that there were 12 million more shares outstanding than previously thought.  For people that regularly study Blockchain and consider its possible uses, it is quite evident that Blockchain could be an effective tool in eliminating these types of situations.  How the ‘Dole Stock Crisis’ is Reigniting the Push for Blockchain

Weekly Blockchain  

Financial Services

ATB Financial Joins R3 To Focus on Blockchain Research

Blockchain Beyond Banking

Blockchain misreads could set banks up for mistakes

Blockchain startup DigitalX rolls out AirPocket money transfers

Can blockchain revolutionize the mortgage journey?

How Blockchain will Change the Future of Financial Service Sector?

Nasdaq’s Blockchain Advertising Exchange to Debut Q4 2017

R3 Consortium Study Compares Blockchain Privacy Tools

Why Bitcoin is crashing after SEC rejects Winklevoss ETF – Yahoo Finance

Xhai Studios Integrates NEM Blockchain To Ditch Middlemen, Payment Processor


Blockchain Platform Connects Patients to a Better Diagnosis

Google to Create Blockchain Style System for Healthcare to Track Patient Data

Google’s DeepMind plots healthcare data auditing system secured by blockchain
In Health Care, Is Blockchain the Technology Legal Has Been Waiting For?

 Technology for the Electric Grid: What Will Come Out of Today’s Wild West?

Blockchain is changing finance forever: It will do the same to flawed energy markets

Blockchain for the energy revolution? Don’t believe the hype!

Can blockchain unlock demand-side response?

Natural Gas Pegged for Next ING, SocGen Blockchain Test
Solar Experiment Lets Neighbors Trade Energy Among Themselves

The Promise of Blockchain to Change the Utility and Oil & Gas Industries


Canada can be global leader in blockchain technology: report

Ireland Is Becoming a “Landing Spot” for Blockchain Tech

UK Government Eyes Blockchain Trials in New Digital Strategy Push

European Banking Giants Plot Blockchain Trading of Liquid Natural Gas

Blockchain Among Twitter Accounts Hacked in Turkey-Netherlands Row

Japanese Blockchain Consortium Exceeds 100 Members, Aims to Boost Awareness in Banks

Chinese Bank Union to Tackle Receipt Forgery with Blockchain 


Arizona Senate Shoots Down Blockchain Gun Tracking Bill

Delaware is Drafting Law That Would Recognize Blockchain Records

Uses and Applications

Bitcoin’s ‘creator’ races to patent technology with gambling tycoon

Bitcoin Miners Signal Revolt in Push to Fix Sluggish Blockchain

Blockchain Tech Is at Heart of New Advertising Exchange

Blockstack Launches Third-Ever Blockchain Product on Amazon Marketplace

Blockchain Battles Somali Pirates

Blockchain-Powered VR World Enters New Testing Phase

Blockchain firm releases Blockstack Core on Amazon Web Services
Global Supply Chains Are About to Get Better, Thanks to Blockchain

Blockchain increases shipping supply chain efficiency

Blockchain: a transitional and a transformational technology for shipping

Fintech startup Humaniq announces agreement with SpaceBTC cryptocurrency exchange

Foxconn Reveals Plan for Blockchain Supply Chain Domination
Google DeepMind’s Untrendy Play to Make the Blockchain Actually Useful

​Samsung SDS, Blocko to develop blockchain for Samsung Card

The blockchain could help advertisers lock up our attention

Updating HR: Hiring with Blockchain

Wolfram to bring blockchain to science and engineering with MultiChain integration 

Thought Leadership

Blockchain Technology: From Hype to Reality

Blockchain: Smart Contracts

Blockchain: Increasing Payment Efficiency

Blockchain Is the Future of Money You Need to Know About

Blockchain: A New World of Opportunity for Small Businesses?
 Will Help Us Prove Our Identities in a Digital World

Bittercoin: true blockchain believers vs. the trough of disillusionment

BREAKINGVIEWS-Bitcoin is maimed, long live the blockchain

Fire, Flesh & Blockchain: Dubai’s DED Sees Truth as Economic Enabler

Four Ways Blockchain Can Disrupt Civic Traditions

Is Blockchain the missing piece of the puzzle?

Is the Blockchain The Next Internet?

Podcast: Building the Blockchain Ecosystem

PoS Promises Better Performance Than PoW in Blockchain-Enabled Smart Contracts

Say Hello to the Multi-Blockchain Business Model

The Makings of a Blockbuster Technology Called Blockchain

The Cross-Industry Promise of Blockchain
What Blockchain Means for the Sharing Economy