Blockchain Use Cases
We define a blockchain as “a decentralized, peer-to-peer system for validating, time-stamping, and permanently storing
transactions on a distributed ledger that uses encryption protocols to
asset ownership and consensus protocols to validate transactions, prevent double spending and
ensure the integrity of
the digital ledger. Some blockchains also use smart contracts that apply rules to automatically execute transactions based on agreed upon conditions.”
Your group’s job is to find organizations that
are using blockchain technologies. You have two options: Either interview 3 people within one organization
and produce a detailed client adoption case study, or interview 3 people from
different companies and provide a higher level description of each.
Please be aware of your audience: The audience will be aware of the market
size, definitions of blockchain, and technologies
such as encryption protocols, consensus protocols, cryptocurrencies, etc.
The presentation should cover:
of company in terms of sales and profits & number of employees
products/services the company sells
level organizational chart
within the organization where blockchain was adopted
the business use case
why the organization decided to adopt blockchain
did blockchain technology did they select and why?
What were the major technical challenges?
well does the blockchain perform?
were stakeholders managed? (employees, customers, managers)
lessons were learned?
do this case’s lessons compare with what you learned in class?