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BlockStart, a European blockchain collaboration program, has announced five startups that have advanced to the Pilot stage of its accelerator program. Bright Pixel, an early-stage venture capital firm, CIVITTA, and F6S, a tech founder group, are all involved in the program. It aims to develop mutually beneficial partnerships between blockchain solution providers and end-user small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the fintech, retail, and technology sectors, and is funded by Horizon 2020.
BlockStart promoted a six-month immersive acceleration scheme for ten DLT startups while choosing the five startups. 2bSmart, Datarella, Infidia, Kedeon, and Rexs.io were among the five companies that advanced to the Pilot level. The five startups will use this stage to test, validate, and implement their products with BlockStart’s network of end-user SMEs.
2bSmart is a Dutch startup that focuses on educating businesses about IoT sensors and smart contracts technology. Other entities will participate in immersive workshop simulations on the business process of using smart contracts. It built SMARTYS, a prototype to track and regulate the indoor office environment using IoT sensor smart contract technology, while participating in BlockStart with three other companies. For authentication, the sensor data is stored on the blockchain. Based on the sensor measurements and pre-set conditions, the smart contract will issue certificates and grant access to the rooms.
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What do taking an Uber and participating in a blockchain network have in common? One word comes to mind: confidence. The idea of relying on strangers in such an intimate way — inviting strangers into your house, getting into a stranger’s car and letting them drive you — needs tremendous confidence for business models based on peer-to-peer sharing like AirBnB and Uber. Building a successful ecosystem that is based on confidence at all levels is a conscious decision that necessitates deliberate design.
Similarly, companies forming blockchain industry networks must believe that the benefits of collaborating with partners and rivals would outweigh the challenges of exchanging data, insights, business partners, and operational processes.
These massive investments in platform-based business models are just one example of how the industry has shifted to a more democratic way of doing business and continues to do so. Part of this modern mindset is that it has brought the need for new blockchain business models to the fore.
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At the 2018 Concordia Annual Summit, the Blockchain Trust Accelerator, which is funded by the non-profit grant-making platform Social Alpha Foundation, announced the launch of a curated online registry for social impact blockchain ventures.
The Impact Ledger, a definitive online repository of social impact blockchain initiatives spanning the nonprofit, public, and for-profit sectors, has been launched by the Blockchain Trust Accelerator (BTA), a leading global forum for harnessing blockchain technology to address social impact challenges.
The Blockchain Trust Accelerator, a non-profit collaboration between New America, The Bitfury Group, and the National Democratic Institute with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, has received a six-figure anchor grant from Social Alpha Foundation, which includes Mechanism Labs co-founder and recent Thiel Fellow Peter Thiel.
“Blockchain technology is gaining traction at a time when civil society leaders are struggling to achieve their goals due to broken institutions, a lack of confidence, and bureaucratic dysfunction. Many high-potential blockchain for social impact projects are currently in the works, with the potential to impact all aspects of civil society. But these ventures are diverse in terms of their potential, how they use blockchain, and where they are in the development process,” said Tomicah Tillemann, Founder of the Blockchain Trust Accelerator at New America and Chairman of the Global Blockchain Business Council.
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DAVOS, Switzerland, January 23, 2019: New America’s Blockchain Trust Accelerator (BTA) is unveiling a groundbreaking Blueprint for Blockchain and Social Innovation today at the annual Blockchain Dinner in Davos, Switzerland. The Tata Trusts, India’s oldest philanthropy, is supporting the project, which will be made available to the public online and to attendees at the 2019 World Economic Forum. The Blueprint is a guide for public sector and social impact leaders on how to use blockchain technology, based on research conducted by the BTA at New America. Researchers interviewed over 50 senior leaders in the fields of innovation, governance, and non-profit management as part of the Blueprint’s development.
The Blueprint gives a technical overview of blockchain technology and looks at how it can be used to improve security, transparency, and performance at all levels of the social infrastructure. The guide answers a variety of structural, procedural, and technological questions to make the process easier for businesses deciding whether or not to use blockchain in their operations.