Curation Markets is a model that allows groups to more effectively coordinate & earn from value they co-create around shared goals. Assume that Truffle (an open source development framework for Ethereum) has an associated curation market. Its users can mint and coordinate around a token that is used to curate new features (in the sub-topic #truffle.features).…

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The Monax Platform is a contract lifecycle management tool which allows consumers to easily procure lawyer-tested agreements and stay in full control of their business contracting. Harnessing a unique combination of active agreements, blockchain technology, and a business process modeling engine, the platform is designed to move business legal obligations into the networked world. Source:…

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  A security token merely means an issuer is selling a crypto token in compliance with securities laws. But with a tokenized security, “it’s a whole different world,” where blockchain technology gives investors an unprecedented level of transparency, said O’Meara, chairman and chief executive officer of Inveniam Capital Partners (ICP). ICP is about to put…

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“There’s a million vehicles on the road that have ‘washed’ titles, which means there is fraud there. The insurance industry is hit with billions in fraud because of missing information, drivers providing the wrong information and inaccurate reporting.” Source: 2 Crypto Startups Want to Put 10 Million Used Cars on a Blockchain – CoinDesk, Ian…

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More Investment Opportunities Not just in quirky, unknown cryptocurrencies with unproven use cases – blockchain technology makes it possible to offer and track investments in a whole range of asset classes that traditionally have been the preserve of institutional investors and the wealthy. For example, tokenization lowers the bar to entry for investment in property,…

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Treasury management There were a variety of ways to go “long” on crypto yet avoid exposure. One dominant strategy: don’t do an initial coin offering (ICO). In short, the prevailing wisdom is companies should build for crypto without exposing their payroll and rent money to its volatility. One advantage to going the route of traditional…

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The biggest obstacle to widespread blockchain adoption, says Higginson, is what business theorists call “co-opetition,” a fancy word referring to when competitive companies and industries agree to share information. Getting there is a problem. “Resolving the co-opetition paradox and clearing a path to majority adoption seems like the most important obstacle,” said Higginson. Due to the co-opetition problem, the implementation of blockchain pilots is “plagued by either a single player pushing their monopoly solution” or there is “no single organization taking the lead to invest sufficiently to move from pilot to enterprise-scale implementation.”

Source: Terence Corcoran: Blockchain’s groundbreaking, world-shaking, life-changing technology revolution has been cancelled | Financial Post, Terence Corcoran, January 9, 2019

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In 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration accused the American Airlines of committing maintenance fraud. The issue was reported by mechanics working in American Airlines who noticed “aircraft maintenance discrepancies in accordance with required manuals, procedures and the Federal Aviation Regulations.” If a blockchain technology was adopted, chances for such deviations could be minimal (if not…

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Meanwhile, McKinsey & Company, considers blockchain technology to have practical value in other areas. Examples are found in insurance, supply chains, and capital markets, in which distributed ledgers can tackle pain points including inefficiency, process opacity, and fraud. Source: McKinsey & Company: Blockchain Technology Isn’t Living Up to the Hype – Bitcoinist.com, Georgi Georgiev |…

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