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.

Index of topics

  1. Banking and finance

  2. Car sharing

  3. Charities and NGOs

  4. Cybersecurity

  5. Data storage in the cloud

  6. Energy management

  7. Financial analysis, sports betting and forecasting activities

  8. Gift cards and loyalty programs

  9. Government bodies and public administration

  10. Health

  11. HR management (human resources)

  12. Insurance

  13. Law enforcement and security

  14. Leasing and buying and selling cars

  15. Legitimation of the electoral vote

  16. Monitoring of arms sales and purchases

  17. Music online

  18. Networking and IoT

  19. Payments and money transfers

  20. Real estate trading

  21. Retail

  22. School and academic world

  23. Sport

  24. Stock trading

  25. Supply Chain Management / Finance

  26. Testaments and inheritance

  27. Transportation