Different Use Cases Of BlockChain

Introduction

Blockchain is a system in which a record of transactions is maintained across multiple computers called nodes that are linked in a peer-to-peer network. Blockchain is the underlying distributed ledger technology (DLT) that empowers these digital currencies. But blockchain technology has many more potential use cases beyond other than just serving as the fuel behind blockchain. Below, I’ve outlined some of its emerging applications across finance, healthcare, e-governance, legal, real estate, insurance, and other industries.

Blockchain use cases in Finance Industry

  • It allows the entire financial services industry to optimize business processes by effectively sharing data more transparently and securely blockchain technology; is quickly reshaping the landscape of financial services as both b2c and b2b consumers aim to gain a more authentic view into their personal and business finances current profit pools and business models are becoming quite inefficient.
  • Payments
    One payment mechanism thanks to standalone cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin which has since its introduction to the global financial stage been viewed as a threat to the control of monetary policies, many central banks are shifting toward payment systems that integrate with blockchain technology.
  • Funding and Investing
    When blockchain is used to raise startup capital or to create brand-new service offerings, these transactions can now be completed in a peer-to-peer fashion in exchange investors may receive tokens that represent an expansive future.
  • Accounting
    Since blockchain is a shared ledger that processes transactions in real-time it has the potential to improve accounting efforts by lowering overall costs which are associated with the reconciliation of ledgers and freeing up resources.
  • Identity
    Ability to verify customers is one of the key cornerstones of the financial services industry to built-in cryptographic protection blockchain technology could potentially offer an optimal identification protection model allowing for increased forms of security and data protection.
  • Inexpensive
    Yes compared to many of the more traditional methods of moving funds through banks and credit or merchant systems blockchain payments are both expensive and fast with built-in forms of identity verification users don’t have to go through any extra steps.
  • Fraud
    Hackers have the potential to threaten almost every facet of the financial services industry however common forms of fraud as DDoS ( Distributed Denial-Of-Service) attacks are significantly reduced with blockchain technology in place, what awaits us in the future of blockchain technology in the financial services industry is expansive functionality when it comes to transparency identity and transactions blockchain technology could have a significant impact on financial services.

>Blockchain use cases in Healthcare Industry

  • The healthcare industry suffers from an inability to share and exchange information due to complicated agreements between shareholders the outcome is an inefficient outdated healthcare payment process that leads to the millions of waste spent resulting from errors and disputes. Now imagine a world where all parties in a business network have access to the same information that means there’s one version of the truth which is always in sync blockchain solutions can enable just that simple to find blockchain is a distributed ledger that facilitates the recording of transaction and assets tracking for anything of value. The shared ledger allows parties to monitor and analyze the status of an asset in real-time enabling end-to-end tracking.
  • Shared Ledger is an append-only distributed system of records shared across a business network to smart contracts which are business terms both embedded and executed in a transaction database. Consensus is when all parties agree to the validity of a transaction and are committed to the blockchain. Privacy so that transactions are secure authenticated and verifiable.

  • The major pain points today are pending or denied claims due to missing or inaccurate information such as patient name subscriber information diagnosis and producer codes the term clinical attachments is a concept surrounding the need for additional clinical information when payers adjudicating a healthcare claim. The basic premise is that sending a claim without all supporting data is time-consuming costly and challenging for all parties involved.

  • A blockchain-enabled claims process provides transparency into claim requirements and reimbursement rules for all parties. If the agreements between providers patients payers and government regulators were agreed upon and then stored via smart contracts on the blockchain providers would know exactly what information is needed before submitting claims with proper data format requirements stored on the blockchain. Would enable providers to easily format the claim data to ensure that all information is entered correctly this clarity reduces or eliminates claims being returned due to insufficient information. Saving time and effort for all parties involved.

Blockchain use cases in Real Estate Industry

  • The blockchain is being used to facilitate the buying and selling of property it does this by tokenizing real estate. So how does this tokenization process work, well first of all it’s important to understand that a token is a digital representation of an ownership stake in an asset. Let’s take an example, a 50 stake in a 100-unit apartment building your token represents your stake in the apartment building and is recorded on the blockchain. Once the token representing your stake in the apartment building is on the blockchain. It makes it easy to trade or sell this token without having to go through the normal real estate process.
  • What are the benefits of tokenization in real estate one of the greatest advantages is that as with other forms of securitized real estate tokenization increases liquidity making it easier and faster to buy and sell securities. Representing a stake in an underlying physical asset without going through the traditional lengthy real estate buying and selling process. Tokenization also increases access to the real estate market and finally, the blockchain increases transparency because it places a record of the transaction on a public ledger that cannot be altered once the record is in place.
  • Tokenization is essentially a means of securitizing real estate. Generally, when you’re buying a real estate token you’re not simply buying an asset as you would when you go to buy a single-family home more often than not you’re buying an interest in the legal or company that owns the asset. The securitization process also comes with the need to comply with various additional regulations which are not typically part of a traditional real estate sale. For example, the company or individual that is tokenizing their real estate. Will likely comply with securities regulations and anti-money laundering and broker-dealer laws prior to selling the tokens. If there is a mortgage on the property in question the mortgage’s consent will usually be required and in certain circumstances only accredited investors may be allowed to participate in purchasing the tokens.
  • Real estate is through the use of smart contracts are self-executing contracts recorded and verified by the blockchain with the smart contract a computer code is embedded in the blockchain that will automatically execute the terms of the contract that have been agreed upon by the buyer and seller. For example, a lease can be recorded as a smart contract that is set to automatically withdraw payments at the beginning of each month but now that we’ve covered the basics of the blockchain.       

Blockchain use cases in Energy Industry

  • Blockchain is a promising solution to complex problems of trust, identity, and authentication but it requires enormous amounts of electricity.

  • However, the blockchain could eventually solve its carbon emissions problem by becoming an integral part of the energy industry’s digital transformation.

  • Blockchain computers can be set up anywhere power generation is cheap like in deserts and mountaintops encouraging greater investment in distributed renewable energy sources and storage.

  • Blockchain could help users into a new era of automated, efficient, trustworthy transactions as well as a cleaner energy future.

Blockchain use cases in Supply Chain Industry

Supply chain is a particularly good use for blockchain technologies because you have a lot of different people at different steps of the chain. Who maybe don’t know each other, who are managed by different entities, who are owned by different people, who have conflicting financial interests.

But all of them have to agree that, say, this product move from here to here. The state of this product at this time was this. All of these different steps of paperwork and bureaucracy. where normally you would have to trust some central party to manage on behalf and maybe that central party is more friendly with some participants in the slight supply chain than others.

In the supply chain, we really have the power of a decentralized network that’s moderated between the different people who have an interest in maintaining the state of things, to make sure that nobody cheats and nobody can have a sort of central special access to the people who administrate the entire flow of events.

Summary

I hope you understood the different use cases of blockchain.