Insights and White Papers on Finance and Commerce
DeFi for InstitutionsThe institutional DeFi world is at an incredibly exciting moment in its adoption cycle. Learn about the experience of first movers, the emerging opportunities in the DeFi space, and how best to get started.
The Q1.2021 Ethereum DeFi ReportAn analysis of Ethereum’s decentralized finance ecosystem in Q1 2021 by ConsenSys Codefi.
20 Key Questions from Central Banks AnsweredA CBDC FAQ addressing questions around payments, monetary and financial stability, CBDC functionalities, technology, infrastructure, and further innovations for Central Banks.
The Next Evolution of Securities SettlementPost-trade processing of securities faces a number of challenges, from a lack of transparency, to high entry costs, and single points of failure. Tokenized digital securities based on blockchain technology presents a solution.
A Guide to CBDCs for Central BanksA CBDC FAQ addressing questions around payments, monetary and financial stability, CBDC functionalities, technology, infrastructure, and further innovations for Central Banks.
The Q4 2020 Ethereum DeFi ReportA review and analysis of DeFi protocols and performance in Q4 2020 by ConsenSys Codefi.
Insights and Whitepapers on Other Industries and Trending Topics
Securitized Insurance over BlockchainThis report describes insurance-linked securitization (ILS) and explains its real-world implementations. It explores various scenarios and examples to demonstrate the conditions under which securitized insurance over blockchain can compete against conventional offerings.
Underwriting Guidelines for BlockchainInsuring the risks of new technologies. These guidelines have been written in order to help underwriters in approaching and assessing blockchains for the purpose of insurance. They cover blockchain risks, underwriting considerations, and underwriting tools.
Blockchain for Aviation Leasing: Reaching New HeightsThis industry report looks at how blockchain technology will increase security and reduce operational costs in the aviation leasing industry, specifically in three key areas: Letters of credit, digitization of aircraft records and parts tracking, and registry of aircraft ownership.
Decentralized Brand Economies: The Key to Blockchain Mass AdoptionThis white paper introduces the concept of “decentralized brand economies,” and demonstrates how blockchain technology can be leveraged to build an experiential engagement infrastructure.
Blockchain and InsuranceA report from ConsenSys Solutions on blockchain and the insurance industry, detailing how the technology will help enhance the industry’s existing processes and enable new practices.
Technical Blockchain Reports from ConsenSys Research
The Maximally Decentralized Blockchain Settlement LayerPart 2 of the ConsenSys Research Interoperability Series (Part 1: Avoiding Blockchain Balkanization). A look at the longstanding dangers of protocol maximalism and the improbability of one blockchain arising as universally superior. This article situates the “settlement” argument—the viewpoint that the future will be comprised of a multitude of different blockchains, all of which are underpinned by a maximally-decentralized protocol.
Avoiding Blockchain BalkanizationPart 1 of the ConsenSys Research Interoperability Series. A historical look at the evolution of the Internet and the emergence of siloed and disparate protocols. This piece explores early industry warnings about the dangers of balkanization and looks at the blockchain industry’s worrisome adoption towards a similar mindset.
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