Week Ending March 24, 2017

Three things to know

HBR produces another insightful article that explores the use of Blockchain by utility providers.  The article hypothesizes that Blockchain will enable greater use of microgrids, smart grids, and increase consumer mobility among providers.  Consumer mobility should be further explored. If consumers are more mobile and therefore more likely to seek the best provider, then competition among utility providers increases. As competition among utility providers increases, what is the likely regulatory impact?  How Utilities Are Using Blockchain to Modernize the Grid

To more efficiently and effectively meet its goals, the G20 is broadly adopting Blockchain.  The G20 considers Blockchain to be the key to providing financial services to populations that have traditionally not had access.  Also, they recognize that Blockchain can provide policymakers with real-time data to increase the effectiveness of risk management.

G20 Report: Blockchain “Holds Key” To “Inclusive Global Economy”

A new bill (398) in Nevada has been proposed that will create a legal basis for Blockchain and smart contracts and prohibit local governments from taxing the use of Blockchain and/or requiring special licenses to use Blockchain.  Could this be a signal that the gaming industry has recognized the benefits of Blockchain and is laying the groundwork for implementation? 

Nevada Lawmaker Moves to Block Taxes on Blockchain Transactions

Weekly Blockchain

Financial Services

Blockchain the perfect data protection tool for banks using mainframes

Block Chain and CRE: The Only Article You Will Ever Need to Read
Is Blockchain the Ultimate Enabler of Data Monetization?

MonetaGo Aims for Blockchain without Bitcoin for Banking Sector

Private equity: not so quick out of the blockchain

Threat or Opportunity? Blythe Masters Talks Blockchain Jobs Impact

Unlocking the potential of blockchain 


Building A New VA Healthcare System, Block by Block

Could Blockchain Technology Be the Answer to Health IT Interoperability?

Storj to Migrate Decentralized Storage Service to Ethereum Blockchain

The new building block(chain) of health care records management
The Blockchain will save healthcare and shipping billions of pounds

 – A New Era for the Energy Market?

Blockchain a ‘potentially significant enabler’ for solar in the UK

IBM delivers blockchain carbon management 


Bank of England launches fintech community; to work on blockchain and AI proof of concept

Blockchain development in Australia overseen by eight regulatory bodies

China, Blockchain & The Holy Grail of Marketplace Lending

G20 Should Create Central Bank Blockchain Consortium, Report Says

IOT Meets DLT and Blockchain meets M-Pesa in Africa

Japanese exchange-run blockchain consortium announces 26 participating members
Nation-States and Block-Chains: Vying for the Cutting Edge

The EU is Now Targeting “Unpermissioned” Blockchains

The UN’s WFP Uses the Blockchain to Feed Hungry Families


Nothing this week 

Uses and Applications

Blockchain Is Helping Us Feed the World’s Hungriest Families

Blockchain Oscar Startup Competition Announces Six Finalists

Blockchain: CRM’s Next Frontier

Blockchain Is Bubbling Up as A Solution to The Supply Chain’s Transparency Woes

Blockchain: Letting Students Own Their Credentials

Blockchain: CRM’s Next Frontier

BRIEF-IBM, SecureKey to deliver blockchain-based digital identity network for consumers

DigitalX secures up to AU$1m in financing via converting notes issue

Distributed ID – Using the Blockchain to Identify People

Executive’s guide to implementing blockchain technology

How Will Blockchain Impact HR?
IBM launches enterprise-ready blockchain service

IBM Bets the Company on Cloud, AI, And Blockchain

MetaX launches to bring the blockchain to digital advertising

Real estate industry ushers in a new Smart Nation era with Blockchain tech

SAP Ariba Gets in Blockchain Game

Software Giant SAP Joins Open-Source Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium as Premium Member

The Morning Download: IBM Commercializes Blockchain with New Service for Corporations

ZrCoin crowdfunds commodities option on the blockchain

Thought Leadership
After years of hype, private blockchains face their first commercial tests

 Tech Has Never Been More Valuable or More Ready for World Domination

Blockchain is Overhyped and Not Quite Applicable: VC Andrew Parker

Blockchain, SEC – Bitcoin ETF, Financial Wellness, WeFox, Microfinance in India


Blockchain technology: the next generation of the internet

Can blockchain help design a better maritime internet?

Enterprise Blockchain Consortiums — Part 2

Forget Bitcoin. The Blockchain Could Reveal What’s True Today and Tomorrow

Health, safety and the blockchain
IBM launches cloud-based blockchain service for Linux Hyperledger Fabric

Is Distributed Ledger Technology the Solution to The Blockchain Headache?

Stop all the ‘hype’ talk. We’ve only scratched the surface with blockchain

The Big Bad Blockchain

What is blockchain?

What is blockchain and why does HR need to know about it?