30 Non-Financial Use Cases of Blockchain Technology

While financial use cases of blockchain technology are at the spotlight due to the significant interest of powerful parties – banks, investors, and even governments – non-financial use cases of DLT are of equally significant importance to a number of industries. Along with banks and FinTech startups, non-financial players have been paying attention and looking for ways to leverage the opportunities that DLT opens. Let’s look at some interesting examples of the applications of blockchain technology beyond financial services:

  1. Authorship and ownership: Bitproof, Blockai, Stampery, Verisart, Monegraph, OriginalMy, Crypto-Copyright, Proof of Existence, Ascribe,

  2. Birth and death certificates: Khanections, LLC

  3. Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS): Ethereum Blockchain as a Service by Microsoft Azure, Rubix by Deloitte, IBM Blockchain on Bluemix

  4. Compliance and security: Chainalysis, Third Key Solutions, Tradle, Vogogo, Elliptic, Coinalytics, Sig3, BlockSee,CryptoCorp, Blockverify

  5. Content management/distribution: Brave, Bittunes, PeerTracks, JAAK, Paperchain

  6. Data management: Factom

  7. Data integrity and security: PeerNova, Guardtime

  8. Decentralized social network: Datt, DECENT, Diaspora*, AKASHA, Synereo

  9. Diamonds: Everledger

  10. Digital identity, identification, and authentication: Keychain, 2WAY.IO, ShoCard, Guardtime, BlockVerify, HYPR,Onename, Civic, UniquID Wallet, Identifi, Evernym, BanQu, AID:Tech, SolidX

  11. Energy: Energy Blockchain Labs, Grid Singularity, TransActive Grid by LO3 Energy

  12. Enterprise-grade solutions and development platforms (infrastructure): XNotes Alliance, Tymlez, Symbiont, Sofocle,Pragmatic Coders, OTCXN, Openchain, Nuco, Monax, Libra Enterprise, Interbit, Credits, Colu, Ciphrex, ChromaWay,ChainThat, Chain Reactor, Chain, Bloq, BlockCypher, Blockchain Foundry, BigchainDB, Avalanchain, Applied Blockchain, AlphaPoint Distributed Ledger Platform

  13. Esports: FirstBlood

  14. E-voting: Follow My Vote, Estonia’s e-Residency platform

  15. Gaming and gambling: Etheria, First Blood, Etheramid, FreeMyVunk, CoinPalace, Etheroll, Rollin, Ethereum Jackpot

  16. Government and organizational governance: BITNATION, Advocate, Borderless, Otonomos, BoardRoom, Colony

  17. Internet of Things (IoT): Databroker DAO, Chronicled, Filament, Chimera, Filament,

  18. Job market: Verbatm, Appii, Satoshi Talent, Coinality

  19. Land registry: The Dubai Land Department (DLD)

  20. Licensing:

  21. Media: Publiq

  22. Mining: Waves

  23. Network infrastructure: Ethereum, ChromaWay

  24. Open organization/business-related collaboration: Colony

  25. Operating system: BloqEnterprise by Bloq, BOLOS by Ledger, EOS by, DeOS by Razormind, GemOS by Gem, Vault OS by ThoughtMachine

  26. Real estate recording: UBITQUITY, Silvertown

  27. Reputation verification and ranking: The World Table (Open Reputation), ThanksCoin

  28. Ride-share: Arcade City, La ‘Zooz

  29. Supply chain management: Skuchain, Factom

  30. Traceability of food products and supply chain audit: Provenance

    A more comprehensive overview of financial and non-financial use cases of blockchain technology can be found in the MEDICI report titled Blockchain Use Cases: Comprehensive Analysis and Startups Involved. Information on over 400 blockchain-focused startups operating around the world can be found in MEDICI, FinTech’s global knowledge network.