To get the most out of Blockdata, it's important to understand how the data is structured.

The main data point on Blockdata is projects. Projects are the blockchain or other DLT-focused entities that build products, issue tokens, and are owned by or invested in by companies. Because projects are working with blockchain technology, the earliest project on Blockdata is Bitcoin, the first blockchain (2008).

Besides normal projects that function like startups, there are several other types:

  • Corporate: projects that are owned by and (generally) operate within one large company, such as a consultancy or bank. Examples include Oracle Blockchain, Quorum (owned by JPMorgan), or Deloitte Blockchain.

  • Consortium: a collaboration between multiple companies working on a common goal that blockchain technology can help solve. Members of a consortium could be trading partners or competitors.

  • DAO: decentralized autonomous organization that is governed by rules encoded in a computer program, owned by shareholders, and not controlled by a central governing body.

Projects are organized into industries and use cases:

  • Industries are the higher-level grouping and include Finance & Banking, Payments, Shipping, Energy Tech, and dozens more.

  • Use cases refer to what the project actually does. Use cases can fit both within and across industries. For example, the use case 'Supply Chain' could fit in Agriculture, Aerospace, or many other industries.

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