Exponential technologies have incredible impacts on our society. They re-imagine the world in ways that inspire and surprise us. Every year, from transaction growth, to new users coming online, the bitcoin network, and the block chain have been doubling in size. Blockchain is committed to bringing block chain technology and the power of open finance to every corner of the world. And we’re dedicated to leading research that helps us to better understand this technology’s impact on the broader world.
Blockchain is committed to bringing block chain technology and the power of open finance to every corner of the world. And we're dedicated to leading research that helps us to better understand this technology's impact on the broader world.
The Future is Decentralised: Block Chains, Distributed Ledgers, & the Future of Sustainable Development
The potential of block chains to disrupt industrial sectors, commercial processes, governmental structures, or economic systems knows no bounds.
Our R&D team is pioneering advancement in block chain technology. The team most recently unveiled the first prototype of a revolutionary payment channel, called Thunder. The technology enables users and vendors to send and receive payments without touching the main block chain. Even in the prototype phase, Thunder has the potential to facilitate secure, trustless and nearly instant payments, unleash the power of microtransactions and allow the network to handle heavy loads, and increase user privacy.
Blockchain recently partnered with the Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering (IC3RE) at Imperial College London to launch the Digital Asset Research Lab, a leading international centre for ongoing research and application activity related to cryptocurrency and block chain technology.