Porsche tests blockchain applications in vehicles
Porsche and German start-up XAIN are testing blockchain applications, including locking and unlocking the vehicle via an app, temporary access authorizations and new business model based on encrypted data logging.
Toyota mulls blockchain technology for developing new mobility ecosystem
Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is exploring blockchain and distributed ledger technology for use in the development of a new mobility ecosystem that could accelerate development of autonomous driving technology.
Shell invests in UK blockchain technology startup (article, subscription required)
The start-up Applied Blockchain develops applications with a focus on distributed ledger technology and smart contracts.
Blockchain solutions can be used to improve reliability and speed of logistics across supply chains using decentralized ledgers. For example, blockchain technology reduced the time it took a bank to verify a crude oil transaction from three hours to 25 minutes.
Blockchain 101 (video)
Lee Brenner of the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) gives a brief background at CERAWeek by IHS Markit on what blockchain is and what types of problems it can solve.
Blockchain Enabled Distributed Energy Markets: Power Ledger (video)
David Martin, managing director at Power Ledger, discusses blockchain-enabled distributed energy markets, at CERAWeek by IHS Markit.
Blockchain: The potential to disrupt power and the consumer (video)
Join some of the leading start-ups in a CERAWeeky by IHS Markit session, co-hosted with the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), to explore innovative approaches, governance challenges and effective business models from this nascent technology. Watch abbreviated video.
Blockchain rising: What does it mean for upstream trading? (video)
What does blockchain portend for new and disruptive business models? Gain insight from oil blockchain pioneers on emerging oil industry applications and strategies at this CERAWeek by IHS Markit session, co-hosted with the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC). Watch abbreviated video.
Why blockchain will reshape your industry (video)
Tomicah Tillemann, chairman of the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), presents at CERAWeek by IHS Markit on the potential of blockchain and how it will reshape the energy industry.
Bitcoin and Energy: Best friends? (video)
Marc Taverner, head of business development of BitFury, discusses at CERAWeek by IHS Markit the connection between Bitcoin and energy, and how blockchain can present opportunities in the energy industry.
BitLumens – An introduction (video)
Veronica Garcia of BitLumens, explains how the company is able to utilize blockchain to provide solar power to 2.2 billion people in the developing world without reliable power or water supply.
Better off on my own? The drivers of residential self-consumption in Europe (blog post)
Grid defection, or at least partial grid defection, is an increasingly attractive alternative for residential customers.
- Engineering & Product Design
Application of blockchain technology on traceability of parts (article)
Traceability of electronic components and parts in the supply chain is imperative to consumer safety in the medical, transportation and energy industries, with widespread impacts for every industry.
Mastering blockchain (book)
This book from the IHS Markit Standards Store explains cryptography and cryptocurrencies, so you can build highly secure, decentralized applications and conduct trusted in-app transactions.
Building blockchain products (book)
Terminology for blockchains (guide)
This guide to blockchain terminology from the IHS Markit Standards Store is designed for developers of other standards, regulators, blockchain companies, developers of blockchain solutions in general, private and public sector, and researchers.
New chip technologies and IoT devices lead to new hacking threats-and solutions
As more connected devices link up to the ever-expanding universe known as the Internet of Things (IoT), the wide array of new products envisioned to support the IoT is sure to provide people with tremendous flexibility to control everyday aspects of life.
- Financial Services
Richard Crook from RBS discusses blockchain (video)
Speaking at the Data & Disruptive Technology Forum, Richard Crook, head of emerging technology, RBS, discusses blockchain market themes, uses cases, implementation challenges and the question of regulation.
IHS Markit Has A Plan to Tokenize A $1 Trillion Loan Market (article)
There's a lot of talk in the financial world these days about putting cash (the fiat kind) on distributed ledgers, but little action beyond proofs-of-concept. That may soon change as IHS Markit, the market infrastructure giant, is developing a new blockchain-based system to handle the payments leg of syndicated loan trading – and eventually, a wider range of financial transactions.
Cambridge Blockchain and IHS Markit join forces to bring DLT to KYC data collection (article)
Cambridge Blockchain and IHS Markit have teamed up to bring distributed digital identity technology to the collection and management of know-your-customer information.
How IHS Markit's syndicated loans blockchain arrived at cash (article)
Global information giant IHS Markit has been quietly gauging the potential of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and is positioned to deploy it where it will make the maximum impact. John Olesky, a managing director for loan platforms at IHS Markit, details the DLT journey so far.
Blockchain – beyond cryptocurrencies (blog post)
The early promise of blockchain is beginning to bear fruit as financial services firms invest in DLT projects to reduce risk and cost.
Self-Financing Oil: Digitizing the Commodity Lifecycle (blog post)
A future in which the infrastructure of the commodities market is networked with trading systems, transportation systems and risk management systems through blockchain is a real possibility, allowing energy to be efficiently routed around the world with less risk and cost than ever before.
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Access global, expert coverage of the fintech ecosystem, including the strategies of major players and startups and their potential to disrupt traditional financial services.
Global Blockchain Business Value to Reach $2 Trillion by 2030, IHS Markit Says (article)
While still nascent today, blockchain business value, which refers to the cost savings and efficiencies that could be realized by incorporating blockchain into corporate business strategies, is projected to increase from $2.5 billion in 2017 to $2.0 trillion in 2030, according to IHS Markit.
Blockchain Vertical Opportunities Report - 2018 (report, requires subscription)
This is the first fully comprehensive vertical market report on the blockchain from IHS Markit. It provides a current snapshot of this market and examines the factors that are projected to hinder or drive growth of the blockchain market from 2017 to 2030. The report includes detailed coverage of 11 vertical sectors, with forecasts by geography and deployment type. Includes analysis of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies.
Blockchain: A deeper look into a new and alluring technology (blog post)
There's no escaping the word "blockchain" these days, a buzzword increasingly present in conversations and writer-ups seemingly everywhere. But is the hype justified?
IHS Markit Media & Technology Conference 2018 - London (event)
Learn how blockchain can transform media rights, royalties and licensing. Understand the changing relationship between content creators and audiences. Does the industry really need blockchain? What are the challenges to successful implementation? And what are the alternatives?
WEBINAR - Blockchain and manufacturing: what’s on the horizon, 26 September 2018 (webinar, sponsorship opportunity available)
Led by Mark Watson, IHS Markit research director of manufacturing technology, this webinar will provide an introduction to blockchain, how this will support industrial IoT solutions, and what impact it will have on the supply chain of the future.
WEBINAR - AI, machine learning and blockchain: The next generation of cybersecurity (webinar, sponsorship opportunity available)
Led by Jeff Wilson, IHS Markit senior research director of cybersecurity technology, this webinar will explore how AI, machine learning and blockchain can assist with rapid detection and threat mitigation of cybersecurity threats.
Blockchain implementation — how, why, and when (infographic)
As blockchain adoption grows, companies across a broad range of industries are investigating if and how to implement it.
TMT Blog: Top transformative technology trends of 2018 (blog post)
IHS Markit has identified eight transformative technologies to watch in 2018 – including blockchain. Some are new, some are rapidly evolving, and others are even teaming up in ways that are disrupting industries and fueling innovation at lightning speed.
Blockchain Summit – Show Wrap-up (event report)
Don Tait, IHS Markit principal analyst for cybersecurity and digital ID technology, reports on the main themes of the 28 November 2017 Blockchain Summit held in London, including IHS Markit’s take on the event.
Blockchain for telecom operators (report, requires subscription)
This report analyzes how telecom operators can implement blockchain technology, the pros and cons, and future use cases.
Blockchain in IoT Report - 2018 (report, requires subscription)
This report looks at blockchain from several viewpoints: how it works, benefits and challenges, similarities and differences with IoT, potential use cases, current projects and the bottom line.
AI, Blockchain, VR and AR: How service providers and platforms are investing for future growth (report, requires subscription)
This report analyzes how today’s leading operators and platforms are positioned to take advantage of, or be disrupted by, new technologies, including blockchain.
- Maritime & Trade
JOC Blockchain Explainer: Demystifying the buzz for the shipping industry (article, requires free subscription)
Many experts argue that blockchain technology is tailor-made for container shipping’s international logistics work. But blockchain faces numerous hurdles — the biggest of which may be cultural.
Ready or not, digitalization on the way for shipping (blog post)
This year may also determine the fate of blockchain’s importance—or irrelevance—to the shipping industry. The distributed ledger technology has gained industry supporters, including Maersk Line and IBM, who teamed up to study how to deploy the technology.
Maersk separates IT and digital divisions to speed up digitalization (blog post)
Maersk has partnered with IBM to apply blockchain technology to simplify the management of trade documents including goods permits and licenses, customs declarations, waybills and more in a tamper-proof, shared digital database.