Applications and Use Cases

Blockchain technology could play a major role in the safe and secure disarmament of nuclear weapons. A new policy report suggests the technology could facilitate trust and discretion among nations participating in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty as they dismantle their weapons. - 11/6/2020

A blockchain-based platform is being used to facilitate cross-border travel and tourism between mainland China and the autonomous region of Macao. The health records platform enables secure health data sharing while adhering to security and privacy regulations. - 10/30/2020

The U.S. National Security Council has named distributed ledger technology as one of 20 critical focus areas in the technology battle with China and Russia. The distinction means the Council is considering investing in, developing, adopting and promoting the technology, which provides the foundation… - 10/22/2020

India has hosted a series of webinars to discuss using blockchain technology to enable remote voting in the country. The move would allow India's approximately 51 million migrant and seasonal workers to be able to vote remotely. - 10/14/2020

Twitter and Square CEO has announced the company is moving toward a decentralized model that will use blockchain and bitcoin to store content and ensure security. The company has created a nonprofit group devoted to creating a public blockchain platform that will replace Twitter's existing centraliz… - 10/5/2020

The United States Space Force and U.S. Air Force Research Lab have awarded a contract to Xage Security. The company will provide end-to-end data protection to the USSF using the blockchain-based Xage Security Fabric offering. - 9/23/2020

Etisalat Digital, the digital arm of United Arab Emirates (UAE) telecommunications firm Etisalat, recently announced a new partnership with Smartworld to exclusively bring Shahada, a tamper-proof digital certificate platform, to all educational institutions in the region. - 9/21/2020

The recently amended Consumer Safety Act, proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives, includes legislation covering blockchain and AI technologies. Among other things, the Act would establish a Blockchain Center for Excellence within the Department of Commerce. - 9/17/2020

The USPS has filed a patent for a mail-in voting system that uses blockchain along with other technologies for security and verification. The solution would be used in collaboration with election governing bodies. - 9/8/2020

Blockchain technology already underpins the sophisticated networks that manage payments, sales, trading, and the supply chain. Many utilities are already using the technology to safeguard vital processes that help deliver energy to commercial and residential customers. Blockchain can help streamline… - 9/4/2020

Digital court recording firm For The Record announced a new patent for verifying recordings leveraging blockchain technology. - 8/4/2020

Blockchain is being applied in a multitude of industries to solve transparency and privacy challenges, just to name a couple. Food manufacturers are using it to track their supply chains, healthcare is exploring using it for patient data and blockchain is being put to work in the fight against the c… - 7/2/2020

Department of Homeland Security's research arm has announced that it plans to expand its current testing of blockchain technology to prevent forgery and counterfeiting of certificates and licenses. - 7/1/2020

Unilever, parent company for Ben & Jerry's, Vaseline and other brands, will use blockchain and other technologies to create a deforestation-free supply chain by 2023. The company has also launched a number of sustainable initiatives designed to reduce its carbon footprint. - 6/19/2020

Moscow has announced a new blockchain-based voting system will be used for Russia's upcoming vote on extending Vladimir Putin's presidency. The city chose the technology for its encryption and decentralization. - 6/18/2020

Three European companies have teamed up to develop a blockchain-based COVID-19 health passport. The offering helps governments monitor coronavirus immunity in real time, while protecting participants privacy through a decentralized system. - 5/28/2020

Fujitsu and Accenture's joint blockchain interoperability project has officially become part of the Hyperledger Greenhouse. The Hyperledger Cactus project offers a pluggable architecture that enables the execution of ledger operations across multiple blockchains. - 5/19/2020

With more than 100 vaccines in development, can a blockchain system increase the chances of success through enhanced collaboration? - 5/15/2020

New research from the World Economic Forum shows that blockchain has a major role to play in the adaptive global supply chain being built as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. - 5/15/2020

The U.S. Congress is examining blockchain technology to enable remote voting during COVID-19. A staff memo revealed blockchain and end-to-end encrypted (E2EE) applications were being researched. - 5/8/2020

China has launched the first e-government blockchain platform ("Blockchain + Electronic Certificate and License") in Anhui, and will deliver the more than 60 million citizens of the province with a number of services to support businesses in the region. - 5/7/2020

In June 2019, IBM, Walmart, Merck and KPMG teamed up on a drug-tracing blockchain pilot program for the FDA. Today, the joint venture unveiled its results to the FDA, with the confidence this DLT (distributed ledger technology) is the solution to the U.S. Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). - 5/4/2020

Governments, health organizations and private companies throughout the world are coming together to use blockchain technologies in the global fight against COVID-19. - 5/1/2020

The Chinese government has announced plans to use blockchain, as well as AI, cloud computing and the IoT, to form systems for information flow management and economic planning. The country's Blockchain Service Network (BSN) has been launched domestically and will open up to global companies this wee… - 4/23/2020

New research indicates blockchain is among the most popular technologies set for adoption among enterprises this year, particularly in the financial sector. Other popular technologies include AI, machine learning, public cloud and robotic process automation. - 4/9/2020

Buyers of the Breitling Top Time Limited Edition, which features the classic "Zorro dial," will be able to access the watch's digital passport at any time and transfer ownership - if they choose to do so - with a simple blockchain transaction. Breitling has partnered with security platform Arianee t… - 4/3/2020

Several Dutch technology companies have launched the Tech against Corona initiative, which will use a blockchain platform to help in the fight against COVID-19. The project will provide transparency in the medical supply chain while offering free technology to the Dutch government, aid workers, care… - 4/2/2020

In its recently published coronavirus pandemic guidelines, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) named blockchain managers overseeing food and agricultural distribution as critical infrastructure workers. - 3/24/2020

An open-source license for software and decentralized applications has newly been approved by the Open Source Initiative, designed in particular to protect the security of end-users' by protecting their rights, ownership of data, and control of their cryptographic keys. The Cryptographic Autonomy Li… - 2/25/2020

The panel discussion, "Finding Value in DLT" at The Blockchain Event at ITEXPO in Fort Lauderdale, FL, on Feb. 13 set out to answer that question. Gathered on the panel were three representatives of companies ready to do blockchain business, along with one panelist who's implementing blockchain tech… - 2/20/2020

Marie Douglas, vice president of global technology service providers at IBM, led a discussion on how companies can embrace the innovative new trends to increase their bottom line. Douglas focused on how emerging technologies such as cloud computing and AI can be combined with blockchain to innovate … - 2/20/2020

Blockchain technology has come to healthcare. In an interesting presentation at the Blockchain Event, part of the ITEXPO in Fort Lauderdale, FL, on Feb. 12, Dr. Daniel Engelman described how blockchain technology can help hospitals maintain proper inventory. - 2/13/2020

Blockchain is here to stay. In 2020, expect adjacent technologies to continue merging with blockchain to create new business opportunities. That's the message delivered at The Blockchain Event, part of the annual ITExpo in Fort Lauderdale, FL, on Feb. 12. Sharon LaDay, IBM blockchain ecosystem le… - 2/13/2020

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TMC announces the launch of Cannabis on the Blockchain, sponsored by US Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research and Development, a welcomed addition to The Blockchain Event program, ITEXPO and #TECHSUPERSHOW. Held February 11, 2020 at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward Country Convention Center in Fort Lau… - 1/16/2020

One of the most compelling use cases for blockchain in 2020 is how it will change capital markets. We caught up with David Walsh, an Internet entrepreneur whose company IXnet built the world's first financial extranet in the late 1990's, connecting thousands of banks, market data providers, exchange… - 1/7/2020

The World Economic Forum (WEF) just came out with its predictions on blockchain, saying in part the technology "will have to transform from buzzword to business." - 1/6/2020

Industrial IoT organization and Blockchain/DLT group agree to unify their memberships - 1/3/2020

AMD joined the Blockchain Gaming Alliance earlier this month, signaling a transformation in how games will be created, published, purchased and played moving forward. The move also has the hardware giant partnering with major gaming companies like Ubisoft, Robot Cache and ULTRA. - 12/27/2019

Alibaba is cementing a leadership role in the blockchain space by winning two new U.S. patents for its technologies and making key partnership announcements. The company has launched the Ant Open Blockchain Alliance Consortium and has also partnered with Ant Financial and major Chinese bank ICBC. - 12/27/2019

Spanning the globe, the selected organizations represent innovators in Industrial IoT and Blockchain technology - 10/9/2019

Blockchain is rapidly becoming a viable alternative to the traditional database schematic, baking security and redundancy directly into its architecture. One of its key benefits is decentralized control, removing the possibility of corruption and human error. - 8/2/2019

Every day new technology emerges in order to cope up with the industrial revolution. One of these technologies constitute blockchain technology. This technology has a great potential to boost the effectiveness and profitability of most enterprises by enhancing the supply chain. - 7/29/2019

The IOTA Foundation recently announced that its digital wallet, which has been in beta and proven to support over $1.8 billion of IOTA tokens transacted, is now generally available. - 7/3/2019

Two more major shipping companies have joined the blockchaiin-based TradeLens consortium. The addition of Hapag-Lloyd and ONE (Ocean Network Express) mean five of the top six are now part of TradeLens. - 7/3/2019

Estonia has been on the cutting edge of technology for some time, so it's not surprising to see Tallinn-based healthcare platform provider Solve.Care, taking a lead in using technology to build better healthcare solutions. - 7/1/2019

More than half of companies polled in Deloitte's annual Global Blockchain Survey consider enterprise blockchain as one of their top five priorities. - 6/24/2019

Money Tap has been developed to allow bank customers to simply and instantly remit domestic payments with only a bank account, phone number or QR code for the payment destination. - 6/7/2019

The latest member to join Blockchain Research Institute - and underscore blockchain's potential in healthcare - is HIMSS, the global healthcare IT organization leading efforts to drive better care using technology. - 5/31/2019

Compliance is necessary as securities and other portrayals of value that are now often being stored on the blockchain are subject to regulatory compliance liability. - 5/20/2019

Supermarket giant Albertsons is the latest retail grocer to get on board with IBM's Food Trust Network and will be using the blockchain-based system to more efficiently track its food products from farm to shelf. - 4/12/2019

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