The banking and payment sector is not the only one affected by the wave of news and benefits linked to the adoption of blockchains. Safety, urban transport, as well as the charity and fundraising sectors could also be transformed by the wider use of distributed registers.
The existence of Bitcoin as a decentralized digital currency is made possible by what is known as blockchain technology: in essence, it is a public register that automatically (and safely) verifies and records a high volume of digital transactions .
Analysts, in recent years, have come to speculate that most industries could derive more or less dramatic benefits from the use of distributed ledgers.
There are several cases of commercial use of blockchains, with transactions that are automatically verified and organized by a decentralized platform that does not require the supervision of an institution or a central subject (super partes), while ensuring resistance to tampering and fraud.
What follows is a (non-exhaustive) list of some of the ways in which companies - big and small - are trying to harness the power of blockchain technologies.
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