25+ Blockchain Real World Uses Cases

Government

Essentia develops world’s first blockchain solution to manage international logistics hub together with Traffic Labs and the Finnish Government

Identification

Voter registration is being facilitated via a blockchain project in Switzerland spearheaded by Uport.

Mobile Payments

The blockchain ledger that Ripple users have been latched onto by a group of Japanese banks, using it for quick mobile payments.

Banking Solution

The Stellar blockchain is being used by one of the world’s largest financial consulting firms Deloitte, set out to innovate core banking for reduced transaction costs by 40%.

Insurance

A smart contract based blockchain used by insurer American International Group Inc. as a means of saving costs and increasing transparency.

Carbon Offsets

IBM is using the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain in China to monitor carbon offset trading.

Supply Chain

OriginalTrail allows consumers of multiple brands to trace food back to the farm where it was bred or grown and make sure about the animal-friendly breeding and farming.

Enterprise

Ethereum’s blockchain can be accessed as a cloud-based service courtesy of Microsoft Azure.

Entertainment

When Spotify acquired blockchain startup Mediachain Labs it was to help develop solutions via a decentralized database to better connect artists and licensing agreements with the tracks on Spotify’s service.

Retail

Warranteer — A blockchain application that allows consumers to easily access info regarding the products they purchased and get service in the case of product malfunction.

Shipping

Shipping is a natural fit for blockchain and Maersk have been trialing blockchain based project within the maritime logistics industry.

Real Estate

Blockchain is now being used to complete real estate deals, the first of which was conducted in Kiev by Propy.

Land Registry

Land registry titles are now being stored on the blockchain in Georgia in a project developed by National Agency of Public Registry.

Computation

Digital Currency Group is helping Amazon Web Services examine ways in which the distributed ledger technology can help improve database security.

Advertising

New York Interactive Advertising Exchange has been experimenting with blockchain as a means of providing an ads marketplace for publishers.

Waste Management

Waltonchain is using RFID tech to store waste management data on the blockchain in China.

Energy

Food importation is another industry where blockchain is proving its worth with Louis Drefus Co trialing a soybean importation operation using this technology.

Diamonds

The De Beers Group is using blockchain to track importation and sale of diamonds.

Fine Art

By store certificates of authenticity on the blockchain, it’s possible to dramatically reduce art forgeries, as one blockchain project is proving.

National Security

For the past two years, the US Dept. of Homeland Security has been using blockchain to record and safely store data captured from its security cameras.

Taxation

In China, a tax-based initiative is using blockchain to store tax records and electronic invoices led by Miaocai Network.

Railways

Russian rail operator Novotrans is storing inventory data on a blockchain pertaining to repair requests and rolling stock.

Music

Arbit is a blockchain based project led by former Guns N Roses drummer Matt Scrum seeking a fairer way to reward musicians for their creative efforts.

Journalism

Decentralized journalism enabled by blockchain tech, has the potential to prevent censorship and increase transparency as Civil has shown.

Trading

Mizuho Financial Group is experimenting with a blockchain-based trade financing platform for trade financing. With the platform, Mizuho is aiming to streamline trading operations and improve supply chain efficiency.

Rewards Program

Loyyal — Powered by blockchain and smart contract technology, this loyalty and rewards platform creates more customized programs that even allow for multi-branded rewards.

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