Four areas where blockchain technology aligns well with the Internet of Things: (1) supply-chain management; (2) devices that sell capacity or other services to other devices; (3) devices that sell sharing-economy services to humans; and (4) devices that sell or share data with other devices or third parties.
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Blockchain technology could hold the key to lowering the cost of real estate transactions by streamlining processes and reducing intermediaries. Potential areas of application include purchasing, leasing, and property management.
Lower Real Estate Transaction Costs With Blockchain Technology
Advocates of decentralized ledger technology say it can streamline transaction processes, reduce fraud, eliminate middlemen, and cut costs.
The Globe and Mail
De Beers, the world’s largest diamond producer, is using blockchain technology in a pilot project to track diamond sales. Participants can view all transactions while identities and the value of sales are hidden. The goal is to reassure buyers that the gems they’re purchasing are both genuine and not conflict diamonds.
Diamond Trade Turns to Blockchain Technology