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Innovation Reports | Publication Series for the Diplomatic Network

[ Im Blickpunkt  – in the focus, under observation ]

 
In our times technologies change faster than ever before in history. While in the past centuries a scientist was often an expert in various fields of science, embracing the variety of knowledge form medicine, over the fine arts up to engineering, in today’s multiplicity of disciplines and the complexity of the single technologies, it becomes harder and harder to keep up with the understanding of what is going on and furthermore, what are the potentials, that can be derived from the single arising new technologies.

 
As the Diplomats Society one decisive focus our aspirations is to analyze the current status of newly arising technologies, assess their potentials, identify important players and stakeholders and introduce these findings to the Diplomatic Network, to enhance understanding, raise awareness and point out bridges to economic and industrial partners. Honoring our Director General in first generation and former Chief Editor of the political Magazine "Blickpunkt" in the 1950ies, we have initiated the "Im Blickpunkt" Publication Series.

ISSUE 2019 | 01 - ISSUE PREVIEW

Blockchain Technology
A Disruptive Innovation

Transition from Enfant Terrible to the
next Era of Digital Infrastructure

"In my opinion the impact is going to be tremendous. Blockchain is a revolutionary technology which will disrupt various industries. We are currently living in a world, which is based on centralization. We need to trust third parties."

- Prof. Philipp Sander

This Issue's Topic "Blockchain Technology" is one of the most controversial, as well as high potential technologies in our current times. This Report set new impulses, to look at this technology differently and identify new potentials, as new complementary technologies offer the opportunities to increase transparency.

 

Concluding the last 2 years full of breaking news about price explosions and implosions, almost everyone is familiar with terms like Bitcoin, Blockchain and ICO, and probably most people have already formed a – sometimes strong – opinion about this matter, however may people also experience troubles understanding this sector despite interest due to a high technical complexity of the technology at hand, paired with opposing information provided through press, social media and other stake holders. However, the Enfant Terrible “Bitcoin” with all it’s highs and lows between rockstar and scandals, the underlying Blockchain Technology is a complete new era of data processing and information infrastructure.

The Technology is providing secure and forgery-proof transactions, store and irrevocably record information and increase process effectivity and interdisciplinary exchange of information. The report shall give a first basic introduction into the technology itself: defining the most important terms and identifying potentials of the technology - analysing from an innovation management perspective and showing network effects towards complementary innovations such as artificial intelligence to facilitate the further distribution of the Blockchain and Crypto Market.

Blockchain, Tokens & Co.

A Defintion of Terms

For all that are not familiar with the basics of Blockchain Technology yet, the report provides a brief and basic introduction in the most important terms describing how „the Blockchain“ aka Distributed Ledger Technology works, what are the links and differences to Cryptocurrency, what is the definition of Smart Contracts and what exactly is an ICO.

For anyone who is interested in getting a deeper knowledge, safety & security issues, crpyto coins, crypto mining, learning how to use and safe handling of cryptocurrency, the Diplomats Society is offering workshops, to go more into detail.

BLOCKCHAIN

A Disruptive Innovation

As many of you already know, the Blockchain Technology has triggered one of the biggest technological controversies in the past decades - torn between superstar of the digital world and being misused, misunderstood and criticized - the classic symptoms of a Disruptive Innovation and a similar technological impact as the development of the internet itself.

Sectors currently using Blockchain

After years of technological disregard, followed by significant hype and followed on hard by crash and negative headlines a whole new technological branch evolved that has the potential to significantly change all major aspects of how our digital society is built. The technology will not only affect how we use digital data, but has potential applications in every field of our modern world.

 

As the Blockchain Technology poses a radical and disruptive innovation, coming from the conventional mindset of how financial systems and data processing works, at a first glimpse it is hard to understand the functionality of blockchains and therefore as a result it is more importantly hard to validate provided information and assess the related risks.

Fields of Application

1

Financial Applications

2

Integrity Verification

3

Governance

4

Internet of things

5

Healthcare management

6

Privacy & Security

7

Business & Industrial Applications

8

Education

9

Data management

Crossing the Chasm

Between Decision Making, Acceptance & Success

On the verge of maturing from an Innovation to an established technological field there ist still a long way to go and challenges that lie ahead. Of course technological challenges are still a repeatedly discussed issue, however not the only factor that has an impact on whether and how Blockchain will manifest itself in our future society.  The report examines how acceptance and perception are a factor on the diffusion of this innovaition, what are the challenges and requirements for legal Frameworks and international Networks. Different than other Innovations, Blockchain was developed „on the free market“ and now has to find its way into our incumbent Education and Academic Systems. All these factors together will influence the success of current and future projects.

Crossing the Chasm (Moore, 2006)

From a classic Innovation Management perspective the diffusion of an Innovation is defined in different phases. Further developing the classic theory of the diffusion of an Innvoation, Moore has added the concept of “the Chasm” that separates the Early Adopters from the Early Majority.

Blockchain & Art

Practice Example „Blockchain and Art“ - What does Acrylic Expressionism have to do with Blockchain? A renown Berlin Artist Nicoleta Albei-Wigger crosses the Chasm and uses the Blockchain to manifest the Authenticity of her Works of Art. How Fine Arts can make the digital Innovation tangible. As one of the first artists in the world, some of her artworks are now made counterfeit-proof with a unique technology. The molecular structures of her originals are read out using a specially designed app and stored digitally along with provenance data on the blockchain.

Case Study: CoinAnalyst

Artificial Intelligence for Market Insights & Transparency

While the internal project success and technical progress is relatively easy to monitor, high technology projects as in Blockchain are also dependent on the public’s acceptance, its opinion and the ability of the project owner to monitor the sentiments and be able to accordingly act upon. The Start-up CoinAnalyst has developed an Artificial Intelligence that makes it possible, to monitor all written and published digital contents, anaylize their sentiment, identify the original source of the published information and provide the solution to an until now impossible task, enabling individuals to monitor own projects, monitor thrid party projects, compare and analyze market movements and cryptocurrency prices and developments in comparison to public information - everything in real-time.

 

The Report will introduce the capabilities and potentials of the CoinAnalyst for the governmental, financial and economic usage. CoinAnalyst is currently conducting its ICO until 31 March. For any kind of questions contact us over blockchain@diplomats-society.com

Potentials for Governments

& Social Systems

Today, Blockchain has already arrived in Governments and is becoming an important part of the digitalizartion of public administrations and has the potential to become an important factor for international governmental and nation-wide administrative collaboration. This report will introduce 3 of the most well-advanced Countries that have adapted the Blockchain to achieve a new level of digitalization, of society and governmental work. Learn more about the success stories of Estonia, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.

e-Governance Estonia

Best Practice Example

Estonia is probably the only country in the world where 99% of the public services are available online 24/7. E-services are only impossible for marriages, divorces and real-estate transactions – you still have to get out of the house for those. Thanks to a safe, convenient and flexible digital ecosystem, Estonia has reached an unprecedented level of transparency in governance and built broad trust in its digital society. As a result, Estonia saves over 1407 years of working time annually and has become a hassle-free environment for business and entrepreneurship.

Swiss Crypto Valley

Best Practice Example

The Crypto Valley is an ecosystem centered in and around the Swiss canton of Zug with active connections to international centers of blockchain innovation in London, Singapore, Silicon Valley and New York. Thanks to its business-friendly regulatory framework, deep talent pool and sophisticated infrastructure, Crypto Valley is quickly becoming a global center where emerging cryptographic, blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies and businesses can thrive in a safe, supportive, and vibrant environment. It has already attracted dozens of leading cryptographic companies and organizations, including Ethereum, Monetas, Bitcoin Suisse, Xapo, ShapeShift, ConsenSys, and Tezos.

Dubai Sand Box

Best Practice Example

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and especially Dubai has long been a trailblazer in embracing avantgarde technologies – most notably those of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – and tailoring them to meet the needs of our citizens, residents and visitors, in a bid to transform the UAE into the happiest and smartest country in the world. The UAE has also set an ambitious goal of becoming the global leader with regards to AI adoption by 2031. The Blockchain technology will occupy an increasingly significant status in Governments' and organizations' day-to-day undertakings, as well as in individuals' everyday lives. The UAE aims to ensure that by 2021 half of its government's transactions are conducted on a blockchain platform.

The Issue 2019 | 01 will be published in April 2019.

For more information or any kind of questions, please don't hesitate to contact us over blockchain@diplomats-society.com

ISSUE FORECAST

What's Next

The Next Topics Im Blickpunkt

Our Editorial Department is also intensively working on the subsquent issues and the next Topics Im Blickpunkt with further exciting and  valuable information.

Future of Farming

From vertical farming to reconquering the desert. New technologies change the game in international Agriculture. Further information about this upcoming Issue will follow soon.

Innovation Cities

for a better tomorrow

Value chain oriented innovation planning, network effects and regional knowledge hub. Further information about this upcoming Issue will follow soon.

We thank all participants, partners and members of the network for their cooperation, contribution and effort. The images provided are featured and copyright protected by multiple notable members of the community: University of Cambridge, smithHouse, e-estonia, Crypto Valley, shutterstock and Mackrodt Brands & Media.

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VERTICAL FARMING

growing future

Innovation Reports Publication Series for the Diplomatic Network

[ Im Blickpunkt  – in the focus, under observation ]

 
In our times technologies change faster than ever before in history. While in the past centuries a scientist was often an expert in various fields of science, embracing the variety of knowledge form medicine, over the fine arts up to engineering, in today’s multiplicity of disciplines and the complexity of the single technologies, it becomes harder and harder to keep up with the understanding of what is going on and furthermore, what are the potentials, that can be derived from the single arising new technologies.

 
As the Diplomats Society one decisive focus our aspirations is to analyze the current status of newly arising technologies, assess their potentials, identify important players and stakeholders and introduce these findings to the Diplomatic Network, to enhance understanding, raise awareness and point out bridges to economic and industrial partners. Honoring our Director General in first generation and former Chief Editor of the political Magazine "Blickpunkt" in the 1950ies, we have initiated the "Im Blickpunkt" Publication Series.

ISSUE 2019 | 01

ISSUE PREVIEW

Blockchain Technology
A Disruptive Innovation

Transition from Enfant Terrible to the next Era of Digital Infrastructure

"In my opinion the impact is going to be tremendous. Blockchain is a revolutionary technology which will disrupt various industries. We are currently living in a world, which is based on centralization. We need to trust third parties."

- Prof. Philipp Sander

This Issue's Topic "Blockchain Technology" is one of the most controversial, as well as high potential technologies in our current times. This Report set new impulses, to look at this technology differently and identify new potentials, as new complementary technologies offer the opportunities to increase transparency.

 

Concluding the last 2 years full of breaking news about price explosions and implosions, almost everyone is familiar with terms like Bitcoin, Blockchain and ICO, and probably most people have already formed a – sometimes strong – opinion about this matter, however may people also experience troubles understanding this sector despite interest due to a high technical complexity of the technology at hand, paired with opposing information provided through press, social media and other stake holders. However, the Enfant Terrible “Bitcoin” with all it’s highs and lows between rockstar and scandals, the underlying Blockchain Technology is a complete new era of data processing and information infrastructure.

The Technology is providing secure and forgery-proof transactions, store and irrevocably record information and increase process effectivity and interdisciplinary exchange of information. The report shall give a first basic introduction into the technology itself: defining the most important terms and identifying potentials of the technology - analysing from an innovation management perspective and showing network effects towards complementary innovations such as artificial intelligence to facilitate the further distribution of the Blockchain and Crypto Market.

Blockchain,

Tokens & Co.

A Defintion of Terms

For all that are not familiar with the basics of Blockchain Technology yet, the report provides a brief and basic introduction in the most important terms describing how „the Blockchain“ aka Distributed Ledger Technology works, what are the links and differences to Cryptocurrency, what is the definition of Smart Contracts and what exactly is an ICO.

For anyone who is interested in getting a deeper knowledge, safety & security issues, crpyto coins, crypto mining, learning how to use and safe handling of cryptocurrency, the Diplomats Society is offering workshops, to go more into detail.

BLOCKCHAIN

A Disruptive Innovation

As many of you already know, the Blockchain Technology has triggered one of the biggest technological controversies in the past decades - torn between superstar of the digital world and being misused, misunderstood and criticized - the classic symptoms of a Disruptive Innovation and a similar technological impact as the development of the internet itself.

Sectors currently using Blockchain

Fields of Application

1

Financial Applications

2

Integrity Verification

3

Governance

4

Internet of things

5

Healthcare management

6

Privacy & Security

7

Business & Industrial Applications

8

Education

9

Data management

After years of technological disregard, followed by significant hype and followed on hard by crash and negative headlines a whole new technological branch evolved that has the potential to significantly change all major aspects of how our digital society is built. The technology will not only affect how we use digital data, but has potential applications in every field of our modern world.

 

As the Blockchain Technology poses a radical and disruptive innovation, coming from the conventional mindset of how financial systems and data processing works, at a first glimpse it is hard to understand the functionality of blockchains and therefore as a result it is more importantly hard to validate provided information and assess the related risks.

Crossing the Chasm

Between Decision Making, Acceptance & Success

On the verge of maturing from an Innovation to an established technological field there ist still a long way to go and challenges that lie ahead. Of course technological challenges are still a repeatedly discussed issue, however not the only factor that has an impact on whether and how Blockchain will manifest itself in our future society.  The report examines how acceptance and perception are a factor on the diffusion of this innovaition, what are the challenges and requirements for legal Frameworks and international Networks. Different than other Innovations, Blockchain was developed „on the free market“ and now has to find its way into our incumbent Education and Academic Systems. All these factors together will influence the success of current and future projects.

Crossing the Chasm (Moore, 2006)

From a classic Innovation Management perspective the diffusion of an Innovation is defined in different phases. Further developing the classic theory of the diffusion of an Innvoation, Moore has added the concept of “the Chasm” that separates the Early Adopters from the Early Majority.

Blockchain & Art

Practice Example „Blockchain and Art“ - What does Acrylic Expressionism have to do with Blockchain? A renown Berlin Artist Nicoleta Albei-Wigger crosses the Chasm and uses the Blockchain to manifest the Authenticity of her Works of Art. How Fine Arts can make the digital Innovation tangible.

As one of the first artists in the world, some of her artworks are now made counterfeit-proof with a unique technology. The molecular structures of her originals are read out using a specially designed app and stored digitally along with provenance data on the blockchain.

Case Study: CoinAnalyst

Artificial Intelligence for

Market Insights & Transparency

While the internal project success and technical progress is relatively easy to monitor, high technology projects as in Blockchain are also dependent on the public’s acceptance, its opinion and the ability of the project owner to monitor the sentiments and be able to accordingly act upon. The Start-up CoinAnalyst has developed an Artificial Intelligence that makes it possible, to monitor all written and published digital contents, anaylize their sentiment, identify the original source of the published information and provide the solution to an until now impossible task, enabling individuals to monitor own projects, monitor thrid party projects, compare and analyze market movements and cryptocurrency prices and developments in comparison to public information - everything in real-time.

The Report will introduce the capabilities and potentials of the CoinAnalyst for the governmental, financial and economic usage. CoinAnalyst is currently conducting its ICO until 31 March. For any kind of questions contact us over blockchain@diplomats-society.com.

Potentials

for Governments

& Social Systems

Today, Blockchain has already arrived in Governments and is becoming an important part of the digitalizartion of public administrations and has the potential to become an important factor for international governmental and nation-wide administrative collaboration. This report will introduce 3 of the most well-advanced Countries that have adapted the Blockchain to achieve a new level of digitalization, of society and governmental work. Learn more about the success stories of Estonia, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.

Estonia
e-Governance

Best Practice Example

Estonia is probably the only country in the world where 99% of the public services are available online 24/7. E-services are only impossible for marriages, divorces and real-estate transactions – you still have to get out of the house for those. Thanks to a safe, convenient and flexible digital ecosystem, Estonia has reached an unprecedented level of transparency in governance and built broad trust in its digital society. As a result, Estonia saves over 1407 years of working time annually and has become a hassle-free environment for business and entrepreneurship

Swiss Crypto Valley

Best Practice Example

The Crypto Valley is an ecosystem centered in and around the Swiss canton of Zug with active connections to international centers of blockchain innovation in London, Singapore, Silicon Valley and New York. Thanks to its business-friendly regulatory framework, deep talent pool and sophisticated infrastructure, Crypto Valley is quickly becoming a global center where emerging cryptographic, blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies and businesses can thrive in a safe, supportive, and vibrant environment. It has already attracted dozens of leading cryptographic companies and organizations, including Ethereum, Monetas, Bitcoin Suisse, Xapo, ShapeShift, ConsenSys, and Tezos.

Dubai Sand Box

Best Practice Example

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and especially Dubai has long been a trailblazer in embracing avantgarde technologies – most notably those of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – and tailoring them to meet the needs of our citizens, residents and visitors, in a bid to transform the UAE into the happiest and smartest country in the world. The UAE has also set an ambitious goal of becoming the global leader with regards to AI adoption by 2031. The Blockchain technology will occupy an increasingly significant status in Governments' and organizations' day-to-day undertakings, as well as in individuals' everyday lives. The UAE aims to ensure that by 2021 half of its government's transactions are conducted on a blockchain platform.

The Issue 2019 | 01 will

be published in April 2019

For more information or any kind of questions, please don't hesitate to contact us over blockchain@diplomats-society.com

ISSUE FORECAST

What's Next

The Next Topics Im Blickpunkt

Our Editorial Department is also intensively working on the subsquent issues and the next Topics Im Blickpunkt with further exciting and  valuable information.

Future of Farming

From vertical farming to reconquering the desert. New technologies change the game in international Agriculture. Further information about this upcoming Issue will follow soon.

Innovation Cities

for a better tomorrow

Value chain oriented innovation planning, network effects and regional knowledge hub. Further information about this upcoming Issue will follow soon.

We thank all participants, partners and members of the network for their cooperation, contribution and effort. The images provided are featured and copyright protected by multiple notable members of the community: University of Cambridge, smithHouse, e-estonia, Crypto Valley, shutterstock and Mackrodt Brands & Media.

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keep me updated

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