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How Will Ethereum Blockchain Technology Benefit Your Business?

Ethereum is a global, open-sourced blockchain platform for decentralized applications. Its battle-tested architecture and unrivaled programmability enables enterprises to build secure and customizable business networks and applications at scale. 

Ethereum delivers the following features:

  • Automatic execution. Streamline business processes through programmable transactions and real-time clearing and settlement.
  • Advanced security. Mitigate risk with tamper-proof data coordination and granular security controls.
  • Trusted business networks. Quickly deploy permissioned networks with shared business logic and customizable governance.
  • Digital asset management. Rapidly create and manage digital assets and instruments.
  • Production grade. Manage a compliant blockchain platform at scale with zero downtime.

In the five years since its inception, Ethereum has optimized business processes along global trade supply chains, increasing operational efficiency by 99.58%. It has activated digital financial instruments for real estate investment funds, working toward reducing minimum investment amounts to $1. It has deployed blockchain-based identity management systems to help governments improve transparency and accountability. And it has forged connectivity across 7,100 islands, driving financial inclusion for over 70 million individuals.

Leading enterprises are already realizing the benefits of Ethereum blockchain solutions for use cases across multiple industries. Our explainers, case studies, webinars, and industry best practices will help you get up to speed on what Ethereum can do for your organization and will prepare your business to integrate the world’s most powerful blockchain into your stack. 

Introduction

What is Enterprise Ethereum and how it is transforming financial institutions, governments, and conglomerates around the globe?

Use Cases

Here are what we believe to be the most pertinent blockchain use cases for enterprises and governments
  • Capital Markets

    Blockchain technology has fundamentally changed the way financial institutions are exchanging value and building market infrastructure. Here’s a closer look at how this new technology is transforming capital markets and the specific benefits for a wide range of market participants.

  • Central Bank Digital Currencies CBDC

    CBDCs offer central banks unique advantages at the retail and wholesale levels, including increased financial access for individual customers and a more efficient infrastructure for interbank settlements.

  • Digital Identity

    A blockchain-based digital identity system provides a unified, interoperable, and tamper-proof infrastructure with key benefits to enterprises, users, and IoT management systems. The solution ensures protection against theft, assures companies storing customer information, and provides individuals greater sovereignty over their data.

  • Energy and Sustainability

    Oil and gas companies suffer from siloed infrastructures and several issues concerning transparency, efficiency, and optimization. Enterprise-grade blockchain solutions can significantly increase process efficiencies and reduce costs associated with oil and gas operations and distribution.

  • Finance

    Financial services struggle with archaic operational processes, slow payment settlements, limited transparency, and security vulnerabilities. Blockchain enhances the efficient digitization of financial instruments, which increases liquidity, lowers cost of capital, and reduces counterparty risk.

  • Government and the Public Sector

    Ethereum’s encrypted ledger and smart contracts allow governments to build trust, improve accountability and responsiveness, increase efficiency, reduce costs, and create high-performing government functions with more secure, agile, and cost-effective structures.

  • Healthcare and the Life Sciences

    Blockchain-based healthcare solutions will enable faster, more efficient, and more secure medical data management and medical supply tracking. This could significantly improve patient care, facilitate the advancement to medical discoveries, and ensure the authenticity of drugs circulating global markets.

  • Law

    An enterprise-grade blockchain solution can alleviate the heavily-manual processes of today’s legal system. Enterprise Ethereum will help address the estimated 9.8% loss in total productivity that manual operations costs a law firm every year by providing accessibility, transparency, cost savings, speed, efficiency, and data integrity.

  • Media and Entertainment

    Piracy, fraud, and intellectual property theft of digital items cost the entertainment industry an estimated $71 billion annually. Blockchain technology can create a distributed ledger to track the life cycle of any content, which has the potential to drastically reduce piracy of intellectual property, protect digital content, and facilitate the distribution of authentic digital collectibles.

  • Real Estate

    Enterprise Ethereum enables the digitization of assets and financial instruments. This enables fractionalization of ownership, expanded access to global markets, increased liquidity, and democratized access to real estate investment opportunities.

  • Retail Fashion and Luxury

    The pace of the retail fashion and luxury industry is rapidly accelerating with the ever-changing demands of consumers. Blockchain technology stands to address long-standing industry challenges by improving data management tools, enhancing supply chain operations, and reducing the risk of counterfeit and grey markets.

  • Social Impact

    Blockchains lend themselves to re-establishing fairness in a modern economy of continual exploitation. An estimated 20-25% of funds globally are lost to corruption at the government level, intermediaries take up to 7% of global remittances, and modern fintech solutions fail to include the 1.7 billion global unbanked adults.

  • Sports and Esports

    Ethereum enabled smart contracts can streamline existing esports operations, provide new revenue models, and enhance fan engagement with enhanced loyalty programs and incentives.

  • Supply Chain Management

    Distributed ledger infrastructure stands to address the challenges of existing global supply chains that are inefficient, poorly tracked, and oftentimes exploitative. Blockchain facilitates accurate asset tracking, enables enhanced licensing of services, products, and software, and ultimately improves transparency into the provenance of consumer goods, from sourcing all the way to the point of consumption.

  • Syndicated Loans

    Global capital markets handle billions of dollars in syndicated loans annually. The large size of these loans requires the involvement of many banks and financial entities, resulting in increased liability and cost from manual stakeholder coordination. Blockchain technology digitization and standardization provides solutions unique to the problems faced by the syndicated loans market.

Webinars

Free on-demand webinars about industry applications, flagship projects across the globe, and best practices for enterprise adoption

Industry Applications of Enterprise Ethereum

Best Practices for Enterprise Blockchain Adoption

Case Studies

Real-world case studies exploring industry-changing Ethereum blockchain solutions

Commerce and Finance Case Studies

Supply Chain Case Studies

  • AURA: Proving authenticity for luxury products

    Blockchain for Supply Chain Management. AURA is a consortium blockchain pioneered by the LVMH Group to track and trace luxury goods— from raw materials to the point of sale, to second-hand markets — in order to assure consumers of product history and proof of authenticity.

  • komgo: Bringing commodity trade finance into the 21st century

    Blockchain for International Trade. Komgo is a secure, blockchain-based platform that is optimizing financing processes and accelerating industry operations for the world’s largest commodity trade and finance companies.

Government and Identity Case Studies

Insight Reports

Research and insights from the engineering and infrastructure leaders at the forefront of the enterprise blockchain ecosystem. 

Insights and Whitepapers on Financial Services

  • Q2 2020 Ethereum DeFi Report

    The Q2 2020 Ethereum DeFi Report

    A review and analysis of DeFi protocols and performance in Q2 2020 by ConsenSys Codefi.

  • Ethereum Proof of Work Mining Report

    This report provides insights into the performance of Proof of Work and mining on the Ethereum network since its launch in 2015. The report identifies relevant on- and off-chain events and analyzes how PoW and miners responded to and were affected by network changes.

  • The Complete Guide to Blockchain Business Networks

    This guide is designed for enterprises that want to understand the proven benefits of decentralized networks for business use cases and how they compare to traditional business networks.

  • Eth 2.0 Staking Ecosystem Report

    A user report on the landscape of existing ether holders and their intentions, preferences, motivations, and pain points regarding staking on the Ethereum 2.0 network.

  • Ethereum Decentralized Finance Report

    This report provides insights into the performance of the Ethereum decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem in Q1 2020, and how specific protocols and users responded to market events in the first three months of the year.

  • DeFi User Research Report

    A recent report commissioned by ConsenSys Codefi examines user habits with regard to cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance (DeFi).

Insights and Whitepapers on Other Industries and Trending Topics

ConsenSys Product Stack

Enterprise blockchain products that comprise an operating system for global commerce and finance
  • ConsenSys Codefi
    ConsenSys Codefi

    Optimize business processes, activate digital financial instruments, and deploy production-ready blockchain solutions with Codefi

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  • PegaSys
    PegaSys

    Build enterprise blockchain solutions with PegaSys, the most reliable and only vendor supported Ethereum client

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  • MythX
    MythX

    Increase smart contract security and avoid costly errors with MythX's premier security analysis service

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