Life, Reimagined

Blockchains is committed to ensuring that innovative technologies protect and empower individuals. Our goal is to show how blockchain technology can change the way we interface with technology, infrastructure, and each other.

Our Pillars for the Future

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Infrastructure + Network Connectivity

Critical, hard, soft, and digital infrastructure

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Governance + Citizen Engagement

Government leadership, policy, and regulation as well as collaboration among all various stakeholders such as institutions, social services, businesses, and residents/citizens

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Ownership + Data Privacy/Security

Identity for citizens, businesses, and devices, control over them and the assets associated with it, as well as physical and cybersecurity provided for that data and those devices

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Environmental Sustainability + Effective Mobility

Clean and healthy community, renewable energy and water management, reduced emissions, automated vehicles, drones, green spaces, zone restrictions for pedestrian, bike, cars, etc

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Economic Prosperity + Social Diversity

Economic development – sources of capital, business environment - workforce development, education, diverse offering for housing and businesses, governing entity and citizens prospering from the information they provide and generate for the city

We own 67,000 acres of land in northern Nevada

Our vision for our land in northern Nevada? A real-life sandbox where we, and others, will change the way we work, play, and live.

A Glimpse of Our Products in the Real World

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Energy

Currently, storing electricity has tight economic limits, making it the ultimate just-in-time commodity with weaknesses, including challenges in dynamic demand management, challenges in integrating renewable sources, and inefficient consumption stemming from insufficient information of what the current per kilowatt hour costs. By implementing blockchain technology into a smart grid, the problem of having access to reliable data from multiple parties and having data multiple market participants can agree on is solved. Digital IDs represent market participants and their assets. These assets may engage in a small local market, such as a neighborhood community, which enables market entities to transact with other markets. A hierarchy of needs creates a system in which users and their assets can participate as prosumers on different levels.

With an ever-increasing amount of investments into renewable energy assets and electrical vehicles made by private households and small, medium, and large businesses, a steep growing number of these distributed assets become available. With assets connected to the blockchain network via IN3, it becomes possible to track energy production and consumption. Demand on one side can be matched by supply on the other, all based on data that all parties can trust and agree on without even knowing each other. Besides creating value for self-consumption, these assets can provide value to the grid or counterparty. The services provided or consumed and which conditions parties agreed on can be executed with code contracts and enforced by the blockchain. Market participants use Blockchains' wallet solution to track, hold, and manage energy credits and compensate for services rendered in short time frames, therefore eliminating the 30-65-day accounts receivable window. Settlements are made using a digital dollar (a cryptocurrency), allowing for an automated and straightforward payment process within Blockchains' wallet solution.

Healthcare

As patients' healthcare records continue to face security and privacy issues, self-sovereign identity secured by blockchain technology can be leveraged to grant access to and transfer securely stored medical data. When a medical record is generated and signed, it is added to the user's digital identity. This gives the user full control over the data, allowing them to decide which information they want to share. Additionally, this information can be anchored onto a blockchain, which provides patients with proof of the record and the confidence that it cannot be altered thanks to the immutability inherent in blockchain technology. This data would be synchronized with the patient's use of Blockchains' identity solution, meaning the record remains in control of the patient it belongs to, allowing the patient to assign access rights to their medical data ensuring that, for example, only specified medical practitioners or insurance representatives are able to access specific and relevant pieces of their data. This ultimately allows for medical data to be shared on the patient's own terms, rather than the hospital's, providing greater security all while keeping the patient in control.

Beyond the options offered to the end user's data, a medical practitioner's verified digital identity in Blockchains' identity solution could be used to ensure that the practitioner in question is licensed and authorized to practice. This allows the patient to feel confident that they are receiving the proper care and treatment from a truly verified source.

Additionally, blockchain technology can be used as an immutable ledger to track the supply chain of pharmaceutical products, allowing individuals or pharmacy professionals to track the supply chain updates of a prescription drug – provided that information is also available on a blockchain network. This ultimately allows for safer delivery of prescription drugs with the immutability of a blockchain helping protect against counterfeit products from entering the pipeline.

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Public Works

IN3, Blockchains' crypto-economic stateless ultra-light client, allows individuals and enterprises to connect any Internet of Things device to a blockchain. Connecting smart devices to a blockchain will enable companies along the public works project path to track each step in a project's lifecycle. When coupled with blockchain-based provenance, shipping verification, and project management, all aspects of a project can take advantage of the immutability and transparency inherent in the data anchored on a blockchain (e.g., by adding a hash of the data to the blockchain). This transparency allows a government and its constituents to monitor the entire process and provides the level of transparency that is necessary for accountability to tax-paying constituents.

Blockchains' identity solution will allow individuals, government entities, private industry, and machines to interact through a verified digital identity. This gives users control over their identity and data and the ability to specify who can see and use that information. In addition, we provide users with reusable attestations. This means once an individual, business, or device's identity has been verified by a trusted entity, such as a DMV or bank, that verification is recorded and can be used to verify that identity elsewhere, like bidding on other public works projects in different jurisdictions, speeding up the process, and further limiting the information needed to prove identity. A means of digital payments can also assist with the settlement of accounts, and government payments could be held in escrow as defined by the code contract and delivered from the government's secure digital wallet to the private industry supplier, ensuring quick and simple allocation of funds.

Transportation and Mobility

With blockchain technology, completely new applications can be realized in the field of mobility, thanks, in part, to its ability to provide transparent management of data that can be handled in a tamper-proof manner. This ensures that relevant information such as the mileage of a vehicle or the usage profile of a battery is not altered inadmissibly.

Autonomous or partially automated vehicles will play a significant role in the traffic of the future. However, this means that these vehicles must have the ability to receive or make payments autonomously. Enabling payments allows for direct human-to-machine interactions as well as machine-to-human or machine-to-machine. For example, a user can pay the autonomous vehicle directly to be driven from A to B (human-to-machine), the vehicle can independently pay for parking, tolls, or energy (machine-to-machine), or the autonomous vehicle can take advantage of the services of a workshop and pay for them (machine-to-human).

To provide a vehicle with blockchain connectivity is a challenging task. On the one hand, the resources are very limited in terms of data transfer, storage, etc.; on the other hand, the process of connecting to a blockchain could be very discordant. Also, long synchronization times are not acceptable for many applications. With IN3, Blockchains provides the ideal technology to enable a mobile IoT device such as a car to access blockchain information securely.

The sharing economy can also be improved without the need for a central intermediary. With blockchain, it is possible to make and verify security decisions directly in the device without relying on a central agent. By paying directly to the device, a user can get access.

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Commerce

Blockchain technology realized its first implementation with cryptocurrencies and has seen its integration into payment systems grow with the space itself. And as the space has developed, so have the instruments being built on top of blockchain networks. This includes cryptocurrencies known as stablecoins, or a cryptographically-backed "digital dollar," which, as a collateralized token, combines the stability of a standard fiat currency with the programmable value of a blockchain-based token. With a digital dollar, the token's code contract could be pre-programmed to include a per-transaction sales tax allocation services. This would allow users to automatically pay sales tax directly to a state in real-time on purchases they make with digital dollars stored in a digital asset wallet. The collected tax amount would then immediately be turned over to a custody account belonging to the state.

Additionally, within Blockchains' wallet and payment solution ecosystem, a digital dollar would enable simpler peer-to-peer payments from devices that are blockchain-enabled through the IN3 client, allowing for payments to happen quickly and giving users an immutable record of the transaction on the blockchain. Furthermore, peer-to-business and business-to-business payments using digital dollars could lead to more streamlined payment channels for regulate industries like gambling and cannabis business facing annualized operational and licensing fees and quarterly tax payments.

Life at Home

As blockchain technology works to make the outside world more secure and automated, life at home can also benefit from the technology, specifically when aspects of Blockchains’ suite of technology work together. Foremost, with Blockchains’ wallet solution and digital dollar, payment for grocery deliveries, maintenance services, dog walkers, or even the electricity to keep your lights on can be simple, automated, and recorded on the immutable blockchain. Once you’ve taken care of your daily/weekly tasks, broader aspects can be tackled from in your home. Using your digital ID to attest to your citizenship of the city, you could take a look at the progress for a public works project your city is working to complete with updates transparently recorded on the blockchain; make sure your vote in a recent election or city project proposal was properly recorded and accounted for; check in on the distribution of your donation to an aid relief progam; schedule and prepare payment for a lift later tonight for your dinner plans – all taking place from the comfort of your home and immutably presented to you with the help of blockchain tech and Blockchains’ suite of tools.

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Crisis management

As a source for a trustless and immutable ledger, blockchain technology could be used in times of crisis management to ensure that aid relief programs are able to allocate resources efficiently, securely, and with transparency among supply chain participants. With blockchain technology, relief programs can keep an updated, transparent, and tamper-proof ledger of what has been allocated, to whom, and what/how much is needed to continue to maintain a relief effort. Additionally, damage reports saved on the blockchain could provide an immutable record of initial evaluations and what kind of progress has been achieved.

As for those in need, instead of possibly tracking multiple sources of aid, a blockchain could provide a single, shared application where users could control the aid they'd like to apply for as well as track information related to the resources that are already on the way. This information would be paired with the individual's verified digital identity to ensure that the right aid reaches the right people.

Furthermore, for those looking to donate or send monetary help, resource donations could be kept track of on the blockchain using digital payments sent to and from a verified digital wallet. This will allow individuals to track and see where their resources are being sent/used, while monetary donations – made in the form of digital dollars – could be delivered from an individual to the aid relief program via Blockchains' digital wallet solution, ensuring quick and simple allocation of funds.

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