Blockchain, the underlying technology behind
cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, has moved from an abstract concept to
concrete initiatives by both startups and established companies across all
industries. The platform is now being
promoted as a solution for identity, security and fraud prevention, with some
predicting blockchain will be the foundation for the next generation of the
Internet. In boardrooms across the country, C-level executives are evaluating
their blockchain strategies. Given this focus, what will blockchain’s impact be
on the near term and mid-term infrastructure for the travel industry?
- Closed (Permission-based) vs. Open (Permissionless) Blockchains
- Blockchain Value Propositions for the Travel Industry
- Smart Contracts
- Examples of Blockchain Initiatives in the Travel Industry
- Microsoft and Webjet
- Winding Tree
- When will Blockchain have an impact?