As blockchain is not a single entity and it is seen as a collaborative ecosystem involving users, investors, miners/forgers, and developers where everyone is involved in creating and then maintaining the system’s operational integrity. From a functional perspective, the blockchain can be seen as an ecosystem composed of a distributed database platform on top of which run a number of interrelated software applications and services, each playing a separate but important role in the overall operation of the business. Thus the term “ecosystem” is an excellent description of the blockchain and recognizes it as an amalgam of all the parts that make up the whole and how they interact with each other within the system and then with the outside world.
This blockchain ecosystem now is growing in both private and public sector organizations who are rapidly investing in modernizing their technology stacks around it. There are many large and small institutions coming up to make the best use of technology and to innovate within the space.
Here are the six important Blockchain organizations in the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem you should know about.
The Cambridge Blockchain Hub is a one-stop-shop platform and community for collaborative and cross-disciplinary projects and policy analysis, the testing of innovative applications of blockchain and distributed ledger technology, and the incubation of new blockchain based ventures that are impactful to industry, academia, and society. They are focused on providing workshops, meetups, and awareness around blockchain and DLT.
Blockchain Revolution Global, a joint-venture with @MCI_Group, will run from April 24-25, 2019, at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre. BRG will include over 40 speakers and will focus on #blockchain strategy and transformation in #enterprise. @rev_global https://t.co/CvC8aZtsNK pic.twitter.com/DVPHHi2MpC— Blockchain R.I. (@blockchainRI) November 26, 2018
The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) is an independent, was co-founded by Don and Alex Tapscott. They bring together the world’s top global researchers to undertake ground-breaking research on blockchain technology. Funded by a membership consisting of international corporations and government agencies, their multi-million-dollar research program features 100+ projects documenting the strategic implications of blockchain on business, government, and society. From market opportunities to best practices and implementation challenges, they are dedicated to inspire and prepare private- and public-sector leaders to be the catalysts of the blockchain transformation.
3. Cleveland Blockchain and Digital Futures Hub
#BlocklandCLE18 was a whirlwind of big technology announcements for the Cleveland area and Ohio. We had some of our own, including the mobile Brilliency Wallet, our partnership with @Swytchio and more. //cc @BlocklandCLEhttps://t.co/8fn6Bx78He— Brilliency (@Brilliency) December 7, 2018
The Cleveland Blockchain and Digital Futures Hub bring the private research university together with local business, government, technology, and academic groups. It is part of the “Blockland” initiative, which strives to make northeast Ohio a center for research and development for the digital ledger technology.
“All for decentralization, decentralization for all” pic.twitter.com/n7VNfsek8g— Bitcoin Slovenia (@BitcoinSlovenia) March 2, 2019
The regulatory bodies and ministries of Slovenia are already studying blockchain, and the state is participating in activities” that rival others within the union for the “introduction and regulation of this technology. To aid in these efforts, the Slovenian Digital Coalition has helped to establish a “Blockchain Think Tank” to focus on “education and awareness-raising, the drafting of legislative proposals and solutions, and linking Slovenian knowledge and awareness with respect to Industry 4.0.”
5. ThinkBlock Tank
thinkBLOCKtank founded by 43 professionals from 15 countries on 28 Nov 2018 in Luxembourg to analyse, inform, advise & support various institutions on EU & internaitonal level, promote & contribute to professionalisation, integrity & industry ethical conduct & best practices pic.twitter.com/Xiba7Azpsb— thinkBLOCKtank (@thinkBLOCKtank) November 29, 2018
This European blockchain was launched on Nov. 28, 2018, with the release of its first paper, “EU Token Regulation Paper.” Based in Luxembourg aims to bring together leading blockchain professionals, lawyers, and academics from European countries. Aiming to bundle high-quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis.
They provide insights and answers to a whole range of issues related to distributed ledger and blockchain technologies as well as to cryptocurrencies and crypto assets.
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The National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing has established an academic research laboratory and think tank to look into blockchain technology called Crystal Center. The center was founded by NUS Computing faculty members and is co-directed by Assistant Professor Prateek Saxena and Associate Professor Keith Carter, who are from the Department of Computer Science and Department of Information Systems and Analytics respectively.
The Center’s research areas include fundamentals of trading and analysis of cryptocurrencies, peer-to-peer (P2P) network designs and applications. The research will also extend to scalable consensus protocols, verification, and testing techniques, privacy-preserving tools, and safe programming language design.
Similarly there are many new blockchain organizations coming up globally and we will update this post soon.