Blockchain Use Cases Part II: Non-Financial and Financial Use Cases

July 27, 2021

A comprehensive picture of the various applications that are being explored with blockchain.

It is now a known fact that the use cases of blockchain have been increasing by the day. There have increasingly been many ways in which real-world assets could be linked to the blockchain and traded digitally. For example, a proof-of-concept is being run for trading commodities (like physical bars of gold, silver, and diamond) after being authenticated via blockchain, establishing ownership of real-estate properties to provide election voting, etc.

Apart from startups, banks also have been actively investing in this decentralized system, as we have shown in a timeline. Various banks have shown interest and started experimenting with the blockchain.

The below infographic provides a snapshot of companies and the broad applications that they are providing over blockchain. These include both non-financial and financial/currency-related (bitcoin and other digital currencies) applications.


Here’s a short description of each of the use cases:

  • App Development: Proof of ownership of modules in app development.
  • Digital Content: Proof of ownership for digital content storage and delivery.
  • Ride-Sharing: Points-based value transfer for ride-sharing.
  • Digital Security Trading: Ownership and transfer.
  • Digitization of Documents/Contracts: Digitization of documents/contracts and proof of ownership for transfers.
  • Decentralized storage: Decentralized storage using a network of computers on blockchain.
  • Company incorporations: Digitizing company incorporations; transfer of equity/ownership and governance.
  • Decentralized Internet and computing resources: Decentralized Internet and computing resources to cover every home and business.
  • Home automation: Platform to link the home network and electrical devices to the cloud.
  • Digital identity: Provides digital identity that protects consumer privacy.
  • Escrow/custodian service: Escrow/custodian service for the gaming industry; loan servicing and e-commerce.
  • IT portal: A smart contract IT portal executing order fulfillment in e-commerce/manufacturing.
  • Patient records: Decentralized patient records management.
  • Digitizing assets: Improves anti-counterfeit measures.
  • Reputation management: Helps users engage, share reputation and collect feedback.
  • Prediction platform: Decentralized prediction platform for the share markets, elections, etc.
  • Enables authenticity of a review: Enables authenticity of a review through trustworthy endorsements for employee peer reviews.
  • Marketplace for sales and purchases of digital assets: Proof of ownership and a marketplace for sales and purchases of digital assets.

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