Applications and Use Cases

Blockchain, usually associated with cryptocurrency and NFTs, is making an impact on transforming business across multiple industries, including the art and healthcare industries. - 6/22/2022

From capital markets, real estate, and cryptocurrency to supply chain, digital ID security, government, cannabis, and healthcare, blockchain adoption is skyrocketing. Despite many misconceptions regarding its utility, distributed ledger technology (DLT) is already mainstream. - 6/21/2022

Metatheory, a blockchain-based gaming and virtual world company led by Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin, has received $24 million in a Series A funding round. The company is dedicated to building Web3 games and virtual worlds that include NFTs and other real-world value adds. - 5/26/2022

DeSo surpassed 67.5 million transactions since its inception as it leads the decentralized social media movement. - 5/17/2022

Apple seems determined to limit the penetration of NFTs on the App Store in an effort to protect users against fraud. - 4/18/2022

As Ronin Network, the blockchain behind the popular MMO Axie Infinity, scaled to accommodate its more than eight million players, the network was left vulnerable to one of the largest cryptocurrency hacks to date. - 4/7/2022

Nokia and Equideum Health have teamed up on a blockchain-based marketplace where patients can securely sell their data for research use by pharmaceutical and life sciences companies. - 4/6/2022

Some of the latest blockchain-related tech innovations being developed for the market include things like NFT-capable smart TVs, home appliances and even medical devices. It makes sense that LG would stake a claim in this space. - 4/1/2022

The Blockchain Association, a trade association headquartered in Washington, DC, recently announced that it is expanding with the addition of an office in Albany, New York. - 3/24/2022

MetaBlaze, a utility token developer, is attempting to become a unique player in the blockchain gaming space. The company recently announced the MetaRoyal NFT collection, which allows users to purchase characters NFT that produce passive income on exchanges, as well as lifetime access to MetaBlaze's… - 3/23/2022

LimeWire selected Algorand blockchain to support the company's digital collectable marketplace, which is relaunching in May of this year. - 3/17/2022

Stardust and Tilting Point have partnered, combining the ability to easily integrate NFTs into games with a successful game publishing and monetization model. - 3/17/2022

I recently caught up with Michael Wagner, CFA, CEO of Star Atlas, who clarified a few false narratives around blockchain, NTFs, and the metaverse. - 3/16/2022

State Street Digital, the digital division of financial services company State Street Corporation, announced a new licensing agreement with London-based digital asset custody and trading solution company, Copper.co. - 3/15/2022

DeFi wallet company KryptoGO and NFT community Demiverse partnered to launch the first-ever redeemable Lucky Bag NFT campaign, offering participants a random assortment of real-world prizes redeemable through NFT trading and QR scanning. - 3/10/2022

Researchers from Stanford University have created the Espresso layer-one blockchain and company Espresso systems. The new blockchain prioritizes high throughput, low gas fees, user privacy, scalability and decentralization. - 3/9/2022

Blockchain and cryptocurrency are playing a vital role in Ukraine's defense against the Russian invasion. The country has received more than $56 million in crypto donations to help acquire food and supplies for its military and civilians. - 3/9/2022

Within the Metaverse, some platforms focus solely on the user's ability to own and take care of a digital pet. - 3/8/2022

To assist with its intensive supply chain demands, SAIC-GM-Wuling has started using a digital ledger instead of manual handovers of parts, eliminating the possibility of human error and improving efficiency. - 3/4/2022

MLS franchise D.C. United announced a three year deal with blockchain technology company, XDC Network. As part of this new relationship, XDC will support a new 'Fan Token' program, while D.C. United offers visibility to increase brand awareness for XDC. - 2/24/2022

Online questionnaire company AnonSurvey recently announced the availability of a new blockchain e-voting application. AnonSurvey customers can now utilize this app to create secure surveys with tokenized responses. - 2/18/2022

Unifriends (www.unifriends.io), the new 3D NFT, player-first gaming ecosystem featuring 10,000 unique generative unicorns with 170 varying traits, today announced both its whitelist and public mint Airdrops. - 2/18/2022

Intel has launched a new blockchain accelerator chip with a focus on energy efficiency and scalability. The new chip is designed for applications like Bitcoin mining and NFTs and its first customers include Jack Dorsey's Block Inc. - 2/17/2022

In the era of COVID-19, virtual ceremonies are becoming more of a reality. Whether it's virtual visiting hours for funerals, or virtual baby showers and engagement parties, more of us have digitally "checked in" to social engagements. What's the next step? Blockchain-based weddings. - 2/10/2022

Blockchain network Polygon has received a $450 investment from venture capital firm Sequoia Capital. Polygon acts as a support layer to Ethereum's blockchain, using proof-of-stake validation to process thousands of transactions per second. - 2/10/2022

When it comes to digital technology, there's few areas where Google isn't involved. Google is notable in many areas, starting with its search engine, and expanding into a wide number of fields including cloud computing, communications, analytics, gaming, security, and beyond. Considering how many di… - 2/8/2022

Hacking is on the rise these days. With more people than ever before utilizing digital mediums to work and interact, cybercriminals have wasted no time to exploit organizations and individuals with viruses, ransomware, and social engineering. Despite many successful campaigns over the last two years… - 2/4/2022

The Chinese government has chosen 164 cities, provinces and entities as part of a major blockchain application trial program. The country plans to give full play to blockchain for data sharing, optimizing business processes and reducing costs. - 2/1/2022

It's still up in the air as to whether or not non-fungible tokens will maintain appeal in the future, but there's no doubt some industries are attempting to capitalize during this period of growing popularity. - 1/28/2022

After months of anticipation, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the first ever blockchain-based securities exchange developed by BSTX, a joint venture between tZero and Boston Options Exchange (BOX) Digital Markets. - 1/28/2022

Google has created a new blockchain unit which will also focus on next-gen distributed computing and data storage technologies. The company has been steadily embracing cryptocurrencies and plans to evolve along with user and merchant demand for crypto. - 1/26/2022

While many industries are in the process of digital transformation projects to improve workflow and customer support, the finance services and financial technology ("fintech") industry is attracting praise for leading the way. In fact, those who adapted to digitalization early are already reaping th… - 1/21/2022

As more blockchains come to market, assessing their differences and advantages can seem confusing. By evaluating a number of variables, investors, users and developers can determine which blockchain is the best fit for them. - 1/20/2022

Leaders at investment bank Goldman Sachs have a lot to say about the Metaverse, and believe one particular technology will be the key to its development. Blockchain will be at the center of the Metaverse, as it will be the technology that allows to safely own assets and transfer them between virtual… - 12/23/2021

Distributed ledgers for recording transactions and tracking items have been effectively utilized in cryptocurrency and non-fungible token (NFT) markets, but it also has promising applications in healthcare. - 12/20/2021

A look at some of the health and shopping trends as we reach the end of another year, from tech shortages to healthcare on blockchain. - 12/20/2021

Gala Games and C² Ventures have joined to create a $100 million fund to support the development of blockchain-based video games and related applications. - 12/16/2021

After experiencing a number of high profile government corruption scandals, Puetro Rican officials are working with blockchain experts to devise new anti-corruption solutions. - 12/13/2021

According to a recent article from Verge, global crowdfunding platform Kickstarter recently revealed plans to develop an open-source protocol, which will be used to create a decentralized version of Kickstarter's original business model. - 12/9/2021

This week, two companies -- Yellow.com, Inc. and Openware, Inc. -- announced the finalization of a merger process expected to create a global settlement network for their customers. The two companies will operate under the new name of Yellow Group. - 12/9/2021

Blockchain has been growing exponentially and cross-blockchain asset transfers already take place. The industry needs to evolve by developing standards for interoperable asset transfers. This will make blockchain use easier for users and help the technology live up to its true potential. - 12/9/2021

Consensus Cloud Solutions recently launched jSign, a document signing solution designed to offer secure file sharing with the support of blockchain technology. - 12/6/2021

TMC today announced Blockchain of Things, Inc. has signed on as a Gold sponsor for The Blockchain Event, part of the #TECHSUPERSHOW, being held February 8-11, 2022 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Since we have moved beyond the hype cycle o… - 12/6/2021

How can blockchain technology improve farming? Penn State Extension, the College of Agricultural Sciences, and Smeal College of Business are conducting a survey to find out. The academic consortium recently announced that it is asking Pennsylvania produce farmers to take a survey regarding blockchai… - 11/19/2021

2021 has been a year of major growth in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, with Bitcoin and Ethereum leading the surge. According to Blockchain.com founder Peter Smith, 2022 will bring increased competition to the industry, which will ultimately level the playing field. - 11/19/2021

CoinAnalyst Corp., which provides an artificial intelligence-based big data analytics platform for digital assets, has announced it has entered a strategic partnership with Yieldster.io. - 11/15/2021

IPC has announced the release of Connexus Crypto, offering crypto investors the ability to capitalize on rare market opportunities with the support of low-latency cloud resources. - 11/9/2021

Newly elected NYC Mayor Eric Adams is attempting to add blockchain/crypto education to public schools throughout the city. - 11/9/2021

Taiwanese startup Aegis Custody is helping investors diversify portfolios through the use of asset conversion and NFTs. - 11/4/2021

Bahamas-based crypto exchange FTX has raised more than $420 million in a new Series B-1 Funding round. The activity makes the company's 29-year-old founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, the richest person in crypto. - 11/1/2021

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