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20 Blockchain Use Cases for 2018 You Should Know

Lessons learned from the Blockchain Circle’s workshop

Workshop by Blockchain Circle and ConsenSys in Rent24.

Crypto markets get bloodier by the day. But does it mean, that the blockchain technology failed?

Last Friday we started a workshop series of Blockchain Circle and ConsenSys in Rent24. During the day we skimmed through the recent use cases of the technology. Here is a list of 20 remarkable use cases for 2018:

1. Real estate

Brickblock tokenized the first real estate on the blockchain. Indiegogo is tokenizing real estate shares.

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2. Voting

150 West Virginians voted via a blockchain-app. South Korea is testing E-Voting on the blockchain. Japanese city Tsukuba completed the test of a blockchain-based voting system for local development programs.

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3. Identity solutions

Swiss Federal Railways are testing the uPort identity solution. City of Antwerp is testing Jolocom for the administrative tasks. MONI is providing a blockchain powered id for refugees.

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4. Equity token offerings

NEUFUND listed the first companies on it’s ETO (equity token offerings) platform. Recently they raised $3m in an ETO.

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5. Marine insurance

Insurwave, a blockchain-powered platform for marine insurance (by EY, Guardtime, A.P. Møller-Maersk, Microsoft) is now in a commercial use.

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6. Crypto banking

Bitwala (in cooperation with SolarisBank) introduced licensed crypto and fiat banking.

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7. FX transactions & bilateral payments

Commerzbank and thyssenkrupp replicated a foreign exchange transaction using blockchain. Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley used the IBM solution for bilateral payments.

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8. Food safety

Australia’s National Transport Insurance is testing blockchain for beef exports. Walmart requires selected suppliers to use blockchain. US Dairy company Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is cooperating with the startup ripe.io.

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9. Repurchase agreements

Russia’s major bank Sberbank completed a smart contract powered repurchase agreement.

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10. Stock exchanges

NYSE is launching a bitcoin exchange, SIX to offer securities on the blockchain in 2019, SAX using the blockchain to record shareholdings and manage the clearings.

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11. Tokenized ownership

Mattereum tokenized a $9M Stradivarius Violin. Andy Warhols painting was tokenized and sold on the blockchain.

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12. Licensing & IP

Accenture and blockchain startup Digital Asset rolled out a software license management application.

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13. Certificates

Companies in Singapore can acquire renewable energy certificates on a blockchain of SP (Singapore Power) Group.

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14. AdTech

Toyota partnered with the blockchain startup Lucidity to minimize the ad fraud.

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15. Patient Data

BlackBerry is working on a network to support blockchain solutions for patient data. A Medical University Hospital in Taiwan launched a blockchain powered platform for medical records.

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16. Land Registry

The government of New South Wales, Australia, is planning to trial a blockchain solution for the land registry. Africa’s first multinational land registry is to be launched in Kenya and Ghana.

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17. Power grid & peer-to-peer energy markets

The Korean government is working on a blockchain-based power supply system.

18. Peer-to-peer payments

Japenese telecom company Softbank finished the proof-of-concept for a cross-carrier P2P payment service.

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19. Automated devices

Walmart filed a new patent application for automated drone delivery on the blockchain.

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20. Digital evidence

U.K. Ministry of Justice is exploring the use of blockchain to secure digital forms of evidence.

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