Blockchain Consortia by William Mougayar
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NameNumberLocationSectorStart DateGoalMembersLeadersLink
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Hashed HealthN/ANashville, TNHealth CareOct-2016Goal is to accelerate the commercialization of blockchain / DLT solutions in healthcare by providing development, technical, regulatory, and other necessary services as needed for our members. We partner with the right partners and blockchain tech solutions for each business problem we are trying to solve. Active projects include supply chain, claims lifecycle, payments, medical records, insurance, and other use cases.N/AHashed Health
http://hashedhealth.com/
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Hyperledger Healthcare Working Group5
San Francisco, USA
Health CareOct-2016Discovery and exploration of healthcare-related blockchain use cases that address real world problems. Initially, the group will focus on fundamental Distributed Ledger applications, such as establishing registries, interoperability and identities. Technical opportunities will also be discussed. In time, the discussion will expand to more advanced topics, such as smart contracts and process automation.Accenture, Gem, Hashed Health, Kaiser Permanente, IBM.Hyperledger
https://www.hyperledger.org/industries/healthcare
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B3i5
Zurich, Switzerland
InsuranceOct-2016Explore the potential of distributed ledger technologies to better serve clients through faster, more convenient and secure services. Streamline paper work and reconciliations for (re-) insurance contracts and accelerate information and money flows, while greatly improving auditability. Cooperate for a pilot project, using anonymized transaction information and anonymized quantitative data, in order to achieve a proof-of-concept for inter-group retrocessions by the use of the Blockchain technology. With this feasibility study, the founding members aim to explore whether Blockchain technology can be used to develop standards and processes for industry-wide usage and to catalyze efficiency gains in the insurance industry.Aegon, Allianz, Munich Re, Swiss Re, Zurich.
https://www.allianz.com/en/press/news/commitment/sponsorship/161018-insurers-and-reinsurers-launch-blockchain-initiative-b3i/
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Post-Trade Distributed Ledger Group40London, UKFinancial ServicesMay-2016Provide a trusted environment for key post-trade participants to collaborate and share information for the best interests of our industry. The PTDL will undertake activities relating to how distributed ledger technologies will transform the post-trade landscape. CME Group, Euroclear, HSBC, the London Stock Exchange, UniCredit, LCH.Clearnet, Société Générale, UBS.
Ernst & Young, Norton Rose Fulbright.
http://www.ptdlgroup.org/
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ISO/TC 30715AustraliaStandardsMay-2016Standardisation of blockchains and distributed ledger technologies to support interoperability and data interchange among users, applications and systems.15 countriesAustralia, ISO.
http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards_development/list_of_iso_technical_committees/iso_technical_committee.htm?commid=6266604
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ISITC Blockchain Working Group100London, UKStandardsJuly-2016Assisting the financial services industry in the adoption of Blockchain Distributed Ledger Technology. Proposing 10 blockchain benchmarks related to blockchain resilience, scalability, latency, data structure, auditability, governance, legal jurisdiction, regulation and software version control.European companiesISTC
http://www.isitc-europe.com/files/documents/160705-ISITC-Website-Standards.pdf
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Kinakuta35
Brooklyn, New York, USA
StandardsSept-2016Working group dedicated to improving smart contracts security.Developers and companiesMicrosoft, ConsenSys.
http://www.coindesk.com/microsoft-launches-smart-contracts-security-working-group/
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R374New York, USAFinancial Services2014General purpose platform and technology to design and deliver advanced distributed ledger technologies to the global financial markets.See this list.R3 CEV
http://www.r3cev.com/
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ChinaLedger Alliance11ChinaStandards & RegulationApril-2016
Adapt and develop existing blockchain technology to the needs of Chinese businesses and set standards across the industry to ensure regulatory compliance in an environment where regulators are very positive, open and interested in blockchain technology.
Shanghai Stock Exchange and others
Wangxiang Blockchain Labs, Internet Securities Commission of the Securities Association of China (SAC).
http://www.chinaledger.com/
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Financial Blockchain Shenzhen Consortium31
Shenzhen, China
Financial ServicesMay-2016Communication tool for companies and a platform for information sharing concerning blockchain studies. Performing joint research on the blockchain application and create collective projects for its testing in the financial sphere. Special projects include the development of a prototype of a blockchain platform for securities trading and exploration of related services for credit, digital asset registry and invoice management.Ping An Bank, SIno Safe General Insurance, Huawai, etc. (31 total)Ping An.
http://www.coindesk.com/press-releases/financial-blockchain-shenzhen-consortium-formally-established-2/
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Hyperledger100
San Francisco, USA
Standards & PlatformDec-2015Open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger as a Collaborative Project under the foundation.See this list.
Linux Foundation, IBM, DAH.
https://www.hyperledger.org/
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Russian Banks Consortium7Moscow, RussiaFinancial ServicesJuly-2016Development of blockchain proofs-of-concept, work on joint research and policy outreach, and the creation of technology standards. Taking a proactive approach in working with domestic regulators and policymakers.QIWI, B&N Bank, Khanty-Manslysk, Otkritie Bank, Tinkoff Bank, MDM Bank, Accenture.Bank of Russia
http://www.coindesk.com/russian-finance-firms-form-blockchain-consortium/
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Accounting Consortium7
New York City, New York, USA
AccountingAug-2016Explore and to determine the value of a joint accounting and blockchain industry consortium.XBRL, Microsoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PwC, ConsenSys.Microsoft, ConsenSys.
http://www.coindesk.com/big-four-accounting-firms-meet-to-weigh-benefits-of-blockchain-consortium/
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Global Blockchain Council32UAEGovernmentFeb-2016Help UAE authorities and corporations better understand this technology and consider its regulatory implications. Also, will conduct pilot projects testing the readiness of markets to adopt digital currencies.Du, SAP, IBM, TECOM, Dubai Holding, Privity FZ LLC, Vinay Gupta, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), Emirates Islamic, Microsoft, Infosys, Cisco, Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), Souq.com, EmirateNBD, Careem, Michael Mainelli, Mashreq, Wamda, Propertyfinder.com, Kraken, Umbrellab, AstroLabs, YellowPay, SmartStart Fund, BitOasis, Ethereum, Viktor Koenig LLC, Digitus, Network int, Smart Dubai Office and Dubai Smart Government.Dubai International Financial Centre Authority.
https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/dubai-museum-future-foundation-launches-global-blockchain-council/
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Ripple Japanese Banks Consortium30JapanFinancial ServicesAug-2016Enable round-the-clock settlement at a significant cost reduction to its members and their consumers. The consortium says banks will pay about 90% less in fees.SBI Holdings, the Bank of Yokohama and SBI Sumishin Net Bank.SBI Ripple Asia.
http://www.financemagnates.com/cryptocurrency/news/ripple-formed-its-own-blockchain-consortium-with-banks-in-japan/
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CULedger5USAFinancial ServicesSept-2016Investigating the viability of a private, permissioned distributed ledger that can be used by credit unions.Cuna, Best Innovation Group, the Mountain West Credit Union Association, PSCU.MWCUA
https://www.finextra.com/newsarticle/29385/credit-unions-create-their-own-r3-like-blockchain-consortium
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Swiss Industry Consortium3SwitzerlandFinancial ServicesSept-2016Using blockchain technology for the facilitation of selling shares outside of a stock exchange. Prototyping blockchain based real life trading of “OTC equity clearing, settlement and reporting.Swisscom, Swiss stock market, Zurich Cantonal Financial institution.
http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss-group-exploring-blockchain-transaction-options/42433432
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Fundchain10LuxembourgFinancial ServicesOct-2016Explore the potential of blockchain technology to improve efficiency and create new business opportunities in the asset management industry.BIL, BNP Paribas, CACEIS, European Fund Administration, HSBC, ING Luxembourg, Pictet, RBC Investor & Treasury Services, Société Générale Bank & Trust, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Luxembourg.Scorechain
http://fundchain.lu/
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BlockRx ProjectN/A
Pennsylvania, USA
PharmaceuticalsFeb-2016Verify and enhance the integrity of the drug supply chain and to accelerate new drug development by leveraging the Blockchain to support and manage the Drug Development Lifecycle.N/AiSolve
http://www.blockrx.com/
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Dutch Logistics Group16NetherlandsTransportation LogisticsNov-2016Study how the distributed ledger technology can advance operations to bolster efficiency and effectiveness, as well as reduce supply chain footprints.TKI Dinalog, TU Delft, ABN Amro, the SCF Community, the Port of Rotterdam, Royal FloraHolland, SmartPort, Windesheim, TNO, Centric, Exact, FBBasic & Cirmar, BeScope Solutions, NBK, Innopay and TransFollow.TKI Dinalog, TU Delft.
http://www.consultancy.uk/news/12867/consortium-launches-blockchain-technology-initiative-for-logistics
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Digital Asset Holdings15New York, USAFinancial Services2014Building distributed, encrypted straight through processing tools to improve efficiency, security, compliance and settlement speed.Deutsche Börse, Icap, JP Morgan, DTCC , ABN Amro, Accenture, ASX Limited, BNP Paribas, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Citi, CME Ventures, Santander InnoVentures, IBM, Goldman Sachs and The PNC Financial Services Group.DAH
https://digitalasset.com/
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Blockchain Study Group4Tokyo, JapanFinancial ServicesNov-2016Collaboratively testing the technology for uses in bank-to-bank payments. The results of the specific trial disclosed today relate to the issuance of payments. Future testing will be widened to include the clearing and settlement of those transactions.Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.
Deloitte Tohmatsu Group.
http://www.coindesk.com/japanese-banks-interbank-costs-blockchain/
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Revolution 4N/AUtah, USAFinancial ServicesOct-2016Focus on blockchain solutions for small businesses.N/AOverstock
http://www.coindesk.com/no-r3-overstock-plots-blockchain-consortium-for-everyone-else/
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Project Jasper8
Toronto, Canada
Financial ServicesJun-2016
Exploring the possibility of issuing, transferring and settling central bank-issued assets on a distributed ledger network.
CIBC, Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank, Scotiabank, Bank of Canada, Payments Canada, R3.
Payments Canada, Bank of Canada.
http://chicagopaymentssymposium.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/101316-intl-lessons-learned-hendry.pdf
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FCA Sandbox Project24London, UKFinancial ServicesJul-2016Aims to create a ‘safe space’ in which businesses can test innovative products, services, business models and delivery mechanisms in a live environment without immediately incurring all the normal regulatory consequences of engaging in the activity in question.Billon, BitX, Blnk Innovaation Limited, Bud, Citizens Advice, Epiphyte, Govcoin Limited, HSBC, Issufy, Lloyds Banking Group, Nexday Property Limited, Nivaura, Otonomos, Oval, SETL, Tradle, Tramonex, Swave.
Financial Conduct Authority
https://www.fca.org.uk/firms/project-innovate-innovation-hub/regulatory-sandbox
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