Favorite Reading List

My blog is more of a collection of favorite reads that contribute to my business model than rants and raves. But there may be a few 🙂

In general you can ignore the “Read More” link and simply click on the source link.

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Top 10 New Blockchain Companies To Watch For In 2018 | Forbes

thousands of innovative companies around the world are trying to solve market inefficiencies by leveraging the benefits that blockchain technology provides. These companies can be found in every industry, from content creation and transportation to financial services.The blockchain ecosystem flourishes due to tokenized economies, developers, service providers and entrepreneurs who are breaking the mold. Here are 10 companies on my radar using blockchain technology as a core piece of their business to make a difference.

Source: Top 10 New Blockchain Companies To Watch For In 2018, Andrew Rossow, July 10, 2018

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What Blockchain Can’t Do

As the ecosystem around blockchain technology develops, new types of intermediaries will emerge that turn the last-mile problem, of keeping digital records in sync with their offline counterparts, into actual business opportunities. While the technology is early stage, as these key complements mature, blockchain has the potential to fundamentally reshape ownership over digital data, and the digital platforms we use every day.

Source: What Blockchain Can’t Do, Catherine Tucker & Christian Catalini, June 28, 2018

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Deloitte Blockchain Boss Departs To Build Ethereum Supply Chain

there are a number of entirely new business models that could be tapped by moving the supply chain to a shared, distributed, immutable ledger.For example, Coble described future supply chain products that flipped the current system on its head by letting parts suppliers publicly broadcast real-time details about unused goods that could be used in any number of products.Coble described her vision for this type of functionality in the future:It provides an environment, a marketplace, for trading partners across the supply chain to be in one place. It allows for this new buy and sell functionality that has never been put together.

Source: Deloitte Blockchain Boss Departs To Build Ethereum Supply Chain,

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Wal-Mart and IBM want to harness blockchain to improve food safety | The New Food Economy

The Walmart-IBM software may facilitate digitization, certificate management, and interoperability. But while these things can improve traceability and transparency, the human element of the food supply chain is far more resistant to control and far less predictable. If the ultimate success of the blockchain relies on self-governance, we may be a long way from it being a food traceability backbone we can truly rely on.

Source: Wal-Mart and IBM want to harness blockchain to improve food safety | The New Food Economy, Jessica McKenzie, February 4th, 2018

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3 Innovative Ways Blockchain Will Build Trust In The Food Industry | Forbes

For example, let’s say dozens of customers fall ill with listeria after eating at a restaurant chain. The restaurant tests the food and discovers raw vegetables are the culprit. Using a blockchain track-and-trace solution, the restaurant will be able to track the serial number associated with the vegetable shipment back to the distributor and then to their original supplier. If they find the vegetables are contaminated, that supplier will immediately be flagged on the blockchain, and anyone who has sourced or bought the vegetables will be made aware of the danger.

Source: 3 Innovative Ways Blockchain Will Build Trust In The Food Industry | Forbes, Samantha Radocchia, April 26, 2018

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Blockchain in action: 5 interesting examples  | The Enterprisers Project

“In deciding whether to use blockchain, it is helpful to think about whether [its] unique characteristics provide business value. For example, if an industry has no system of trusted middlemen – or if existing middlemen are expensive or otherwise add friction – blockchain might be a good fit.”

Source: Blockchain in action: 5 interesting examples  | The Enterprisers Project, Kevin Casey, July 02, 2018

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Simply defining Enterprise Blockchain | LinkedIn

Why does Enterprise Blockchain matter?

Because, today, no business operates in isolation. It should not be a stretch to think that multiple institutions could achieve more together then any single institution can alone. By implementing business processes that leverage the collective knowledge of the group, processes can be orders of magnitude more cost efficient. And even more interesting, new processes can be created that were not possible before which open up new opportunity.

Source: Simply defining Enterprise Blockchain | LinkedIn, Jerry Cuomo, June 30, 2018

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