May 20, 2019

New Report: Deloitte’s 2019 Global Blockchain Survey

A recent report by Deloitte provides results of a survey conducted in February 2019 among senior executives from large corporations in a dozen countries. With 83%, almost all respondents agree that “blockchain technology is broadly scalable and will eventually achieve mainstream adoption.” They believe that “blockchain can enhance their further integration toward more touchless business […]
April 3, 2019

Security Token Regulation in Asia

Introduction In 2016 and 2017, we witnessed the stellar success of ICOs and their steep drop in 2018. The ease of raising capital via unregulated token sales was initially their blessing but later became their curse. FOMO (fear of missing out) attracted many inexperienced investors, which bought tokens of projects, which neither had a compelling […]
November 3, 2017

New Frankfurt School Blockchain Center Working Paper

Our cooperation partner Frankfurt School Blockchain Center has published a new working paper: “Solving Challenges in Developing Countries with Blockchain Technology” [Medium, PDF] Blockchain technology can solve development problems as it improves existing instruments and enables the development of new ones. Blockchain-based applications particularly address institutional weaknesses and financial inclusion because they restrict deception, corruption […]
July 17, 2017

New Frankfurt School Blockchain Center Working Paper

Our cooperation partner Frankfurt School Blockchain Center has published a new working paper: “Blockchain Technology in the Pharmaceutical Industry” [Medium, PDF] We present a blockchain-based solution to increase supply chain security for the pharmaceutical industry. Supply chain security is one aspect that has recently won attention, when the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) has […]
July 5, 2017

New Frankfurt School Blockchain Center Working Papers

Our cooperation partner Frankfurt School Blockchain Center has published two new working papers: “Comparison of Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric and Corda” [Medium, PDF] With this paper, we provide a brief analysis of the most notable differences between the distributed ledger technologies (DLT) Hyperledger Fabric, R3 Corda and Ethereum. Our intention is to give decision makers new […]
December 8, 2016

Thinking Outside the Blocks: A Strategic Perspective on Blockchain and Digital Tokens, BCG

A new report by BCG provides a strategy perspective on Bitcoin and Blockchain. The author, Philip Evans, outlines in his excellent essay “how the economics of transaction costs and trust could be reshaped by tokens and blockchains and by the stacked architecture on which they are built.” He analyzes architectures, trade-offs in trust as well […]
August 18, 2016

“Blockchain in insurance – opportunity or threat?”, McKinsey&Company

A recent report by the Insurance Practice of McKinsey&Company analyzes the potential of Blockchain technology in the insurance industry. The authors, Johannes-Tobias Lorenz, Björn Münstermann, Matt Higginson, Peter Braad Olesen, Nina Bohlken and Valentino Ricciardi, see a number of potential use-cases for Blockchain. While the insurance industry (in terms of technology adoption) lags behind banking, […]
August 6, 2016

“Chain Reaction: How Blockchain Technology Might Transform Wholesale Insurance”, Long Finance

Michael Mainelli and Bernard Manson from Z/Yen Group Limited have analyzed on behalf of Long Finance the potential impact of Blockchain on the wholesale insurance industry. The goal of this study was to review the wholesale insurance market in order to understand major business processes, to identify where there are perceived problems or inefficiencies, and […]
August 4, 2016

“Consensus – Immutable agreement for the Internet of value”, KPMG

A recent report by KPMG analyzes how different consensus mechanism work. It also summarizes their usage in various Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. The authors, Sigrid Seibold and George Samman, want to support companies in selecting the right distributed ledger technology for their particular application. It’s important to focus on which consensus mechanisms are most […]
March 10, 2016

„Beyond Bitcoin: The blockchain revolution in financial services“

In their recent report  „Beyond Bitcoin: The blockchain revolution in financial services“  Kevin Petrasic and Matthew Bornfreund from White & Case have analysed the potential impact of blockchain technology on the financial sector. “Blockchain could reduce banks’ infrastructure costs by US$15 – 20 billion per annum by 2022.” They have looked at various potential blockchain […]