Toronto, CANADA; December 17, 2018 – The Blockchain Research Institute ™’s network of enterprise leaders in continuing to expand, with today’s announcement of nearly ten new members.

New members include Delta Airlines, Manulife, ICICI Bank, and BioLife Chain. As members, these companies will receive proprietary access to all BRI research, as well as a suite of services to help guide leaders in their organization through their blockchain transformation.

“The blockchain revolution is well underway, and companies around the world are looking for new, innovative ways for this technology to transform their business model,” said Blockchain Research Institute ™ co-Founder and Executive Chairman Don Tapscott. “We look forward to working with these companies as they navigate this second era of the internet.”

The BRI also welcomed a number of new Pioneer Members, a special category dedicated to start-ups and other organizations pushing blockchain technology forward. New pioneer members include Attest, LCX, Numeracle, and WISeKey.

“In the blockchain ecosystem, no company is an island,” said Tapscott. “The network we’re building at the BRI between some of the world’s most influential global enterprise leaders and pioneers in the blockchain space is crucial to executing on the insights provided by our research.”

Quotes from New Members:

“Delta is constantly working to improve customer and employee experiences through impact technology and innovative partnerships. Being part of the Blockchain Research Institute ™ is one way Delta can gain insights from top research, case studies and experts shaping their field so that we can continue our work of making technology a competitive advantage.”

– Matt Muta, VP – Operations Technologies & Innovation, Delta Airlines

“Joining BRI supports our priority to be the most digital, customer-centric global company in our industry. Our partnership with BRI is an important next step to expand on our innovative blockchain efforts currently underway and will serve as part of the foundation to transform into a technology-driven organization.”

– Amit Bhatia, Innovation Labs Head, Manulife

“LCX is proud to be named a Blockchain Pioneer by the Blockchain Research Institute ™ and to join the BRI as a member. We look to BRI as a powerful, collaborative network as we work to build the infrastructure for the next growth wave of the blockchain industry, developing the tools and products for institutional investors to join the crypto assets markets.”

– Monty C. M. Metzger, CEO, LCX


About the BRI:

The Blockchain Research Institute ™ (BRI) is a global think-tank that helps organizations realize the new promise of the digital economy by researching the strategic implications of blockchain technology and producing practical insights to guide its members in achieving success. The BRI was founded in 2017 by Don and Alex Tapscott, the co-authors of the best-selling book Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World.

The Institute’s global team of experts has 70+ research projects underway in the areas of financial services, manufacturing, retail, energy and resources, technology/media, healthcare and government; as well as how this nascent technology is changing the way companies are managed.  To complement the research, the Institute offers a suite of services to its members, including a private website for the sharing of deliverables, monthly webinars, all-member summits, and other exclusive activities. The Institute’s research findings, conclusions and recommendations will be ultimately be released under a Creative Commons license.

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