The blockchain ecosystem has finally started to bloom and both private and public sector organizations are rapidly investing in modernizing their technology stacks around it.
There are many large and small institutions coming up to make the best use of technology and to innovate within the space.
Given below are the most notable ones.
Cambridge blockchain hub: The Cambridge Blockchain Hub is a one-stop-shop platform and community for collaborative and cross-disciplinary projects and policy analysis, the testing of innovative applications of blockchain and distributed ledger technology, and the incubation of new blockchain based ventures that are impactful to industry, academia, and society.
They are focused on providing workshops, meetups, and awareness around blockchain and DLT.
Blockchain Research Institute:
The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) is an independent, global think-tank, co-founded by Don and Alex Tapscott. They bring together the world’s top global researchers to undertake ground-breaking research on blockchain technology.
Funded by a membership consisting of international corporations and government agencies, their multi-million-dollar research program features 100+ projects documenting the strategic implications of blockchain on business, government, and society.
From market opportunities to best practices and implementation challenges, they are dedicated to inspire and prepare private- and public-sector leaders to be the catalysts of the blockchain transformation.
Cleveland Blockchain and Digital Futures Hub:
The Cleveland Blockchain and Digital Futures Hub bring the private research university together with local business, government, technology, and academic groups. It is part of the “Blockland” initiative, which strives to make northeast Ohio a center for research and development for the digital ledger technology.
Slovenian Blockchain Think Tank: The regulatory bodies and ministries of Slovenia are already studying blockchain, and the state is participating in activities” that rival others within the union for the
“introduction and regulation of this technology. To aid in these efforts, the Slovenian Digital Coalition has helped to establish a “Blockchain Think Tank” to focus on “education and awareness-raising, the drafting of legislative proposals and solutions, and linking Slovenian knowledge and awareness with respect to Industry 4.0.”
The European blockchain think tank based in Luxembourg aims to bring together leading blockchain professionals, lawyers, and academics from European countries. Aiming to bundle high-quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis.
They provide insights and answers to a whole range of issues related to distributed ledger and blockchain technologies as well as to cryptocurrencies and crypto assets. It was launched on Nov. 28, 2018, with the release of its first paper, “EU Token Regulation Paper.”
The National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing has established an academic research laboratory and think tank to look into blockchain technology called Crystal Center.
The center was founded by NUS Computing faculty members and will be co-directed by Assistant Professor Prateek Saxena and Associate Professor Keith Carter, who are from the Department of Computer Science and Department of Information Systems and Analytics respectively.
The Center’s research areas will include fundamentals of trading and analysis of cryptocurrencies, peer-to-peer (P2P) network designs and applications. The research will also extend to scalable consensus protocols, verification, and testing techniques, privacy-preserving tools, and safe programming language design.