Call for Insights: Contribute to our next report on the industry impacts of blockchain

Crowd Companies’ next research report will explore the industry and business impacts of blockchain––beyond financial services––and we’re looking for qualified interview subjects. We’ve explored many resources, videos, conferences, articles, and books on the topic of blockchain technology, and found a gap in its in-depth analysis around potential opportunities within all industries. Yes, we’ll include financial services (and the stock market) in our research, but we primarily seek to uncover impacts to insurance; healthcare; supply chain management; manufacturing and distribution; retail; travel; media and telecommunications; government, municipal and legal; and farming and agriculture. Research findings will also reveal hurdles that corporations must overcome before implementing blockchain, as well as specific use cases for blockchain in every industry, from smart contracts; to … Continue readingCall for Insights: Contribute to our next report on the industry impacts of blockchain

Industry Impacts of Airbnb’s Shift to Experiential Business Models

The future of Airbnb lies in creating memorable guest experiences, and brands will benefit by complementing these experiences in relevant, valuable ways. Since attending Airbnb Open in Los Angeles a few weeks ago, I’ve been contemplating what Airbnb’s announcements around shifting toward experiential hosting mean for both guests and corporations. Guests will find authentic travel experiences that complement their hospitality choices, while corporations will find opportunities to partner with Airbnb and sponsor these entertainment and cultural adventures. During the event, executives from Airbnb revealed a few interesting data points: The average business traveler stays at an Airbnb for six nights The average Airbnb host makes $7,530 per year Travel spending is nearly 10% of global GDP ($7.2B) Airbnb had 40M … Continue readingIndustry Impacts of Airbnb’s Shift to Experiential Business Models