Blockchain Innovation February 2018

Welcome to the February 2018 Blockchain Innovation supplement. We begin with an article by Vice-President and European Commissioner for Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip, who shares his thoughts on how digitisation is changing both people and society, including disruptive technologies such as blockchain.

Updating us on the latest developments in the industry, both the founder and co-founder of the Blockchain Federation provide insight into the use of blockchain in business, including how the Telegram app is said to launch its own crypto payment network.


Turning to a compelling country perspective, The Crypto Valley Association’s Tom Lyons argues that along with Switzerland’s competitive advantages, decentralised culture and democratic tradition have made the country an epicentre of the blockchain revolution.

In addition, we interviewed R3’s Chase Gordon in the United States to learn about cutting-edge distributed ledger technology for businesses in the financial services industry today. The supplement ends with an opinion piece by Director of Developer Ecosystem at Hyperledger, Marta Pierkarska, who asks if we are ready for a blockchain world in the future.

I hope that you find this fascinating supplement insightful. I would certainly welcome any comments you have on this edition. Please also feel free to drop me a line about any suggestions for content you would like to provide in 2018 and beyond.

Jonathan Miles




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