187 Things the Blockchain Is Supposed to Fix

  • Bots with nefarious intent

  • People not taking their medicine

  • Device storage that could be used for bitcoin mining

  • Electronic health record accessibility

  • Health record storage security

  • Health record portability

  • Earning money on personal data

  • Better marketplaces for nautical shipping services

  • Complying with Know Your Customer laws

  • Complying with Anti-Money-Laundering laws

  • Complying with securities laws in token sales

  • High cost of medical information

  • Improved digital identity authentication

  • Managing real estate workflow

  • International real estate purchases *Physical branches for crypto banking

  • Physical branches for crypto exchanges

  • AIDS, also online sales of classic Japanese domestic cars

  • Efficiency and transparency at nonprofits

  • Incorporating local preferences in decentralized banking options

  • A digital-only investment bank

  • Containers to transport sensitive pharmaceuticals and food

  • Protecting consumer information on mobile

  • Helping mobile phone users monetize their data

  • Not enough interconnection in the world

  • Complexity and risk in the crypto market

  • Connecting “innovation players” and “knowledge holders”

  • Movie industry’s slow and opaque accounting practices

  • Global supply chain’s $9 trillion cash flow issue

  • Cash flow problems at small and medium-sized businesses

  • Improving the use of data in the transportation and logistics industries

  • Poverty among African farmers

  • The bidding process in art and collectibles markets

  • Assessing the value of collectibles

  • Availability of digital games

  • Storing scholarly articles

  • Health insurance providers billing processes

  • Currency for healthcare providers

  • Shortage of workers with advanced tech skills

  • Lack of diversity in tech

  • Rights management for photographers

  • Simplifying the logo copyrighting process

  • Ticketing industry’s “prevalent issues”

  • Crowdsourcing for legal dispute resolution

  • Securing financial contracts

  • Advertising for extended reality environments

  • Authenticity in cannabis sales

  • Crypto payments for rating cryptoassets

  • Crypto rewards for time spent playing video games

  • Crypto rewards for watching entertainment content

  • “Tokenizing” real world items

  • Nashville apartment buildings

  • Financial infrastructure for trading within video games

  • Checking ID for purchases like alcohol

  • “Uber for alcohol” on blockchain

  • Inefficiencies in cargo delivery

  • Branded tokens for merchants to reward customers

  • Fraud and corruption among non-profits

  • Better transparency at non-profits

  • Better transparency around impact investing

  • Bitcoin mining uses too much energy

  • Home appliances mining for bitcoin while not in use

  • Bitcoin mining using hydropower

  • Large corporations’ carbon footprints

  • “Decarbonizing” electricity grids

  • Online gambling sites take commission

  • Helping retailers hurt by Amazon

  • Streamlining interactions among shoppers, retailers and brands

  • Linking content across computers, tablets and phones

  • Ranking apps by their value

  • Aligning creativity and recognition for content creators

  • Improving payments for artists on Spotify and Pandora

  • A blockchain equivalent of Amazon, Groupon and Craigslist

  • Too many non-value-added costs

  • Standardizing the value of advertisements

  • Advertising not transparent enough

  • Old real estate practices

  • Free public information from silos

  • Speeding the rendering of animated movies

  • Selling items for crypto instead of regular money https://ubcoin.io/en

  • Security sacrifices that come with innovation

  • Scams, fraud and counterfeits

  • Tools to build decentralized apps

  • Blockchain infrastructure

  • Removing barriers separating blockchains

  • Safety in buying and selling blockchain tokens

  • Improving privacy in online file storage

  • ICO projects could benefit from the “wisdom of the crowd”

  • Improving privacy of blockchain

  • Decentralized database for decentralized technologies

  • Improving trust and confidence in blockchain system

  • Democratizing gold trading

  • Giving investors more control of their assets

  • Simplifying the cryptocurrency transaction process

  • Trading indexes as tokens

  • Improving crypto safekeeping solutions

  • Simplifying ICO investment, trading and cryptocurrency

  • Improving institutional-grade crypto asset management

  • “Painstakingly slow” manual crypto wallet process

  • Easier way to invest in real estate

  • Easier way to invest in Swiss real estate

  • Easier way to combine smart contracts with crowdfunded home loans

  • Easier way to borrow against crypto holdings

  • Faster porn industry payment options

  • Improving traditional banking services for crypto world

  • Cryptocurrency based on Game Theory, IBM’s Watson, and other theories

  • Better social network + blockchain + AI + human touch

  • Improving content streaming on the blockchain

  • Supply chain transparency

  • Blockchain not mainstream enough

  • When businesses latch onto a buzzword, it quickly becomes the solution to everything. Not long ago, in the era of “big data,” companies scrambled to add chief data scientists to their ranks. Before that, vendors of all manner touted their innovative social, local, mobile solutions (or SoLoMo, in industry parlance). Lately, corporations have been talking nonstop—on conference panels, in TED Talks, in pitchdecks—about artificial intelligence.

    But in this moment, few business trends can compete with the magic of blockchain technology. Blockchains, which use advanced cryptography to store information across networks of computers, could eliminate the need for trusted third parties, like banks, in transactions, legal agreements, and other contracts. The most ardent blockchain-heads believe it has the power to reshape the global financial system, and possibly even the internet as we know it.

    Now, as the technology expands from a fringe hacker toy to legitimate business applications, opportunists have flooded the field. Some of the seekers are mercenaries pitching shady or fraudulent tokens, others are businesses looking to cash in on a hot trend, and still others are true believers in the revolutionary and disruptive powers of distributed networks.

    Mentions of blockchains and digital currencies on corporate earnings calls doubled in 2017 over the year prior, according to Fortune. Last week at Consensus, the country’s largest blockchain conference, 100 sponsors, including top corporate consulting firms and law firms, hawked their wares.

    Now, seemingly every problem in the world can be solved by applying the blockchain. Poverty! Censorship! Endangered species! The rush of new entrants has spawned skepticism even among crypto enthusiasts. On stage at Consensus, Blockchain Capital partner Jimmy Song made waves declaring that “blockchain is not this magical thing where you sprinkle blockchain dust over a problem.”

    Nonetheless, entrepreneurs—and promoters—are sprinkling it widely. Here is a non-comprehensive list of the ways blockchain promoters say they will change the world. They run the spectrum from industry-specific (a blockchain project designed to increase blockchain adoption) to global ambitions (fixing the global supply chain’s apparent $9 trillion cash flow issue). We’ve tried to stick as closely to their pitch language as possible and have linked to some projects, but are not endorsing any.

    Source

    https://www.wired.com/story/187-things-the-blockchain-is-supposed-to-fix