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This research note highlights a handful of impactful use cases of distributed ledger technology that are not cryptocurrency and are relatable to organizations and interested parties outside of the financial services industry.


  • Distributed ledger technology can help improve B2C and B2B processes and efficiency across a variety of sectors and functional areas, including mortgage lending, electronic health records, supply chain, and other documentation-intensive processes.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides an overview of blockchain technology and an example of a transaction with and without the utilization of blockchain.
  • Identifies blockchain use cases other than cryptocurrency to highlight the applicability of distributed ledger technology across industries and business functions.

Key questions answered

  • What are some enterprise applications for blockchain solutions?
  • What is happening on the supply side in the blockchain space?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • A single version of the truth
  • Use cases stretch across businesses and sectors
  • The supply side continues to evolve


  • Further reading
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