Cloud computing company Salesforce is among 12 new individuals to the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI), the multi-million-dollar worldwide blockchain think tank announced recently.
Dedicated to the study of blockchain methodologies, applications and obstructions to implementation, the Institute as of now boasts of government elements, major tech organizations, financial industry players and worldwide partnerships, for example, Microsoft, IBM, the Bank of Canada and PepsiCo.
“As with other disruptive technologies, blockchain requires deep study from a variety of perspectives to understand its broader implications,” Peter Schwartz, senior VP of key arranging at Salesforce, said in an announcement.
Other new members are the Austrian Banking group Raiffeisen Bank International, Switzerland-based BPC Banking Technologies, mark administrator VIKTRE and advertising firm Navigator Limited. Blockchain new companies Aion, Decental, Polymath, Shyft Network and Sweetbridge have also joined the Institute.
Organization fellow benefactor and official director Don Tapscott explained:
“Like our corporate and government members, these companies are at very different stages of their blockchain transformations. We can foster more innovation through collaboration by creating a network of builders in the blockchain space alongside leaders in enterprise and government.”
Established in 2017, BRI declared in February that it was banding together with India’s National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), one of the nation’s driving tech associations, to advance the digital economy.