Toronto, CANADA; January 30, 2020 – The Blockchain Research Institute ™ (BRI), the world’s leading blockchain think-tank, today announced the addition of more than a dozen new members, including global leaders in consumer goods, financial services, telecommunications, and natural resources.

With these additions, the BRI’s global member network expands to include nearly 80 leading enterprises, governments, NGOs and other organizations from five different continents.

New members include:

Enterprise Members Public Sector Organizations Blockchain Pioneers
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Catallaxy | Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
  • Standard Bank
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Teck Resources
  • Canada Health Infoway
  • Revenu Québec
  • Longhash
  • Matic
  • Ownum
  • Slant
  • Stride Consultancy Services
  • The Telos Foundation

As members, these organizations will receive proprietary access to the BRI’s catalogue of over 100 research projects, as well as member-exclusive supplementary materials, co-branding opportunities, events, webinars, and executive briefings.

“This announcement demonstrates not just the BRI’s consistent growth, but the widespread interest that enterprise leaders across industries and around the world have in this new technology,” said Blockchain Research Institute ™ co-founder and executive chairman Don Tapscott. “These new members, all of whom are global leaders in their industries, will help guide our research and strengthen the membership network as a whole.”

Select Quotes from New Members:

“Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) is excited to join the Blockchain Research Institute ™. The BRI is producing some valuable assets and practical insights that will be very helpful as Infoway and our partners across Canada collaborate to build a modern, 21st century health system for Canadians.”

  • Michael Green, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway @MGreenonHealth

“Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, through its subsidiary Catallaxy is pleased to join BRI. Our mission is to develop innovative tools to assist accounting professionals with the challenges around blockchains and the digital economy. This collaboration with BRI will allow us to join an incredible network of blockchain experts as well as share our knowledge by participating in research projects.”

  • Louis Roy, President – Catallaxy & Partner – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

“Stride is a growth strategy and innovation consultancy and we are passionately curious about blockchain technology. We recognised the BRI as the definitive think tank for blockchain research and we are very excited to be part of this global community of pioneers who is leading the blockchain revolution and empowering a decentralised digital economy.”

  • Moerieda Mackay, Founder and CEO – Stride

“For the Telos Foundation, joining BRI was a natural extension of our mission to support purpose-driven blockchain projects. At this early stage of user adoption of distributed-ledger tech, we think it’s vital to share information with peers, and to learn from them whenever possible, so we can build a sustainable future together. BRI is clearly a great venue to do that.”

  • Suvi Rinkinen, CEO – The Telos Foundation

“Successful applications of blockchain technology require a cohort of like-minded research partners. TELUS recognizes membership in BRI as a valuable approach to connecting with both existing research and potential partners in Canada, and around the world.”

  • Ibrahim Gedeon, CTO, TELUS

“Standard Bank is excited to join this diverse community and we are looking forward to being part of the BRI team. We anticipate a year of collaboration and learning from the blockchain revolutionists and most importantly getting things done. Standard Bank’s blockchain journey in Africa and China continues to be successful and is growing rapidly. It has truly shown us how together we can be exponentially better. We are entering a period of scaling blockchain solutions and onboarding customers, the research and partnerships provided by BRI are a critical addition that will enable us to think deeper and deliver sustainable solutions.”

  • Ian Putter, Executive, DLT Blockchain & CA Training – Standard Bank

About the BRI:

The Blockchain Research Institute ™ (BRI) is an independent, global think-tank dedicated to inspiring and preparing private- and public-sector leaders to be the catalysts of the blockchain transformation. Funded by international corporations and government agencies, the BRI brings together the world’s leading thinkers to undertake ground-breaking research on the strategic implications of blockchain technology, producing practical insights to help its member organizations succeed.

The Institute has 100+ 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 BRI offers a suite of services to its members, including monthly webinars, executive briefings, all-member summits, and other exclusive activities.

The BRI is hosting its 2nd annual Blockchain Revolution Global Event, which the preeminent conference for enterprise and government innovators, in Toronto April 7th-8th. The BRI is also releasing its first book to the public, Financial Services Revolution, as part of a new series of publications aimed at enterprise blockchain users and innovators.

The Blockchain Research Institute ™ is based in Toronto, Canada, and 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.

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