Blockchain’s Many Applications

Note from the Publisher:  Our friend Bill Uliveri of Cenacle Capital Management in the Chicago area forwarded us this list this morning, and it was too good to not use in a story.  Bill is a former colleague of our CEO from the Chicago markets, where they both cleared through Shatkin Clearing and traded at the CBOE, back in the day.  Bill now runs an RIA and also hosts a weekly radio program on investing.  More interestingly though, he has become a MAJOR proponent of digital currencies and blockchain, and recently invested in an Ethereum mining rig.  We’ll feature him in the next few weeks in our 3 Questions segment, where he’ll talk about his vision for including digital currencies in client portfolios for diversification.  In the meantime, please see this interesting list of all the potential applications for blockchain, the original underlying technology behind Bitcoin that he forwarded us.  It’s quite extensive,  yes? 

“Potential Uses of Blockchain (List from Ledra Capital Website)

I. Financial Instruments, Records and Models 

Currency

Private equities
Public equities
Bonds
Derivatives (futures, forwards, swaps, options and more complex variations)
Voting rights associated with any of the above
Commodities
Spending records
Trading records
Mortgage / loan records
Servicing records
Crowd-funding
Micro-finance
Micro-charity
 
II. Public Records
 
Land titles
Vehicle registries
Business license
Business incorporation / dissolution records
Business ownership records
Regulatory records
Criminal records
Passports
Birth certificates
Death certificates
Voter IDs
Voting
Health / Safety Inspections
Building permits
Gun permits
Forensic evidence
Court records
Voting records
Non-profit records
Government/non-profit accounting/transparency
 
III. Private Records
 
Contracts
Signatures
Wills
Trusts
Escrows
GPS trails (personal)
 
IV. Other Semi-Public Records
 
Degree
Certifications
Learning Outcomes
Grades
HR records (salary, performance reviews, accomplishment)
Medical records
Accounting records
Business transaction records
Genome data
GPS trails (institutional)
Delivery records
Arbitration
 
V. Physical Asset Keys
 
Home / apartment keys
Vacation home / timeshare keys
Hotel room keys
Car keys
Rental car keys
Leased cars keys
Locker keys
Safety deposit box keys
Package delivery (split key between delivery firm and receiver)
Betting records
Fantasy sports records (!)
 
VI. Intangibles
Coupons
Vouchers
Reservations (restaurants, hotels, queues, etc)
Movie tickets
Patents
Copyrights
Trademarks
Software licenses
Videogame licenses
Music/movie/book licenses (DRM)
Domain names
Online identities
Proof of authorship / Proof of prior art
 
VI. Other
 
Documentary records (photos, audio, video)
Data records (sports scores, temperature, etc)
Sim Cards
GPS network identity
Gun unlock codes
Weapons unlock codes
Nuclear launch codes (!)
Spam control (micro-payments for posting)”

Source: The-blockchain.com