Report: Blockchain + Internet of Things = Trusted Automation

Download the full Kaleido Insights report. Our latest report is out, led by my colleague Jessica Groopman and building off prior blockchain research I’ve conducted. Beyond the cryptocurrency hype, how will Blockchain actually impact business models? When it’s combined with IoT technology, it will give a rise to autonomous systems working strongly. Here’s the report “The Internet of Trusted Things: Blockchain as the Foundation for Autonomous Products & Ecosystem Services” where we outline specific business use cases, and how it can impact supply chain, IoT network management, end user authentication, on-demand asset sharing networks, and finally, smart contracts. This report is for forward-thinking executives and innovation leaders interested in exploring how distributed ledger technologies support IoT and automation strategies     … Continue readingReport: Blockchain + Internet of Things = Trusted Automation

Infographic: Blockchain Opportunities for Every Industry

By Jeremiah Owyang and Jaimy Szymanski Blockchain technology has the potential to upend the way every industry manages its information and data, not only financial services. Imagine being able to track shipments through your supply chain with ease, down to the individual package or even component level. Or, executing a contract with a vendor without the need for an intermediary auditor. Blockchain can even help verify materials and food sourcing to ensure health and ethical standards are maintained. Though most who are familiar with the technology equate it to Bitcoin, opportunities abound in other verticals in effectively storing transaction, customer, and supplier data in a transparent, unchangeable ledger online. Any relationship that depends on third-party maintenance, or those that require … Continue readingInfographic: Blockchain Opportunities for Every Industry

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