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Blockchain has the potential to reshape economy, politics and our whole society. We are just at the beginning of this journey, but with such a potent technology it is better to be a shaper then a spectator.

The Deloitte Blockchain Institute is Germany’s center of competency for blockchain technology. We are focused on the creation of solutions based on blockchain technology. The institute covers all industries and is tightly connected on a global level with specialists groups across Deloitte. We combine our firm’s technological, industry and strategic knowledge with our ecosystem of external cooperation partnerships.

Global Blockchain Survey 2018

Blockchain vor dem Durchbruch – Unternehmen identifizieren vermehrt konkrete Use-Cases

Wie schätzen Führungskräfte weltweit das Potenzial der Blockchain ein? Halten sie diese für einen Hype oder investieren sie bereits aktiv in die Technologie? Deloitte hat global mehr als 1.000 Blockchain-affine Unternehmensverantwortliche zum aktuellen Einsatz der Blockchain-Technologie befragt.


Bitcoin: Welchen Wert hat die Kryptowährung?

Der Bitcoin hat das Potenzial, die Finanzindustrie, den Handel und die Geschäftsmodelle vieler Unternehmen grundlegend zu verändern. Doch wie funktionieren Bitcoin und Blockchain genau? Und was müssen Unternehmen wissen, um davon profitieren zu können? Die Deloitte-Experten erklären die Funktionsweise und Möglichkeiten der virtuellen Währung.

IoT powered by Blockchain

How Blockchain technologies facilitate the application of digital twins in IoT

Until 2020, the amount of Internet of Things devices (IoT) will grow to over 20 billion. These interconnected devices will support millions of so-called “digital twins” with valuable data streams. Blockchain technology appears today as potentially the most suitable and efficient way to generate, monitor and exchange digital twins.

Corporate Governance Forum zum Thema Blockchain

Mit dem Corporate Governance Forum informieren wir Sie regelmäßig aus erster Hand über Neuigkeiten und Hintergründe rund um Corporate Governance. Dabei stehen Fachthemen ebenso im Fokus wie wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse zur Unternehmensführung. In dieser Ausgabe beleuchten wir im Detail das Thema Blockchain.

Blockchain for Finance - Crunchtime IV

Dank der Blockchain Technologie können Transaktionen auf eine völlig neue Art und Weise erfolgen und verwaltet werden. Die Blockchain kann bei fast jedem Geschäftsprozess Zeit und Kosten sparen und ermöglicht Operationen nahezu in Echtzeit. Darüber hinaus bietet sie ein hohes Maß an Genauigkeit und Kontrolle, mit geringeren Risiken. Die Blockchain ist eine spannende neue Technologie deren Möglichkeiten gerade erst entdeckt werden. In unserem Point of View beleuchten wir diese genauer und zeigen auf, welchen Mehrwert die Blockchain für die Finanzfunktion in Zukunft bringen wird.

Crunchtime Blockchain
Crunchtime Blockchain

Blockchain: A technical primer

Blockchain as one of the biggest technology breakthroughs in recent times has difficulties in finding a common understanding due to its potential and applicability. Its junique features, the utilization as well as why companies should care about Blockchain are just a few topics that this article will deal with.

Six Control Principles for Financial Services Blockchains

  • Best Practice – Standard for Blockchain Development
  • Interoperability and System Integration Controls
  • Audit Rules
  • Cybersecurity Controls
  • Enhancement of Traditional ICT Protocols
  • Business Continuity Planning and Blockchain

Assessing blockchain applications for the public sector: Blockchain basics for government

Government organizations can truly transform and enhance collaboration through blockchain technology. However, while IT will be a key factor, the composition of stakeholders, operations, strategy, talent, and compliance will be just as important.

Blockchain and the five vectors of progress

For most companies, the value of blockchain is still more potential than actual. But barriers to adoption may be falling, helping to resolve key issues and bring the technology into the mainstream.

Evolution of blockchain technology

A new study of the global open-source platform, GitHub, offers key lessons on blockchain development—how projects have grown, what's likely to come next, and the implications for financial services firms.

Blockchain in commercial real estate

Blockchain technology—a digitized, distributed ledger that immutably records and shares information—could enable the CRE industry to address these inefficiencies and inaccuracies. According to a 2015 World Economic Forum survey of 800 executives and information and communications technology sector experts, 57.9 percent of the respondents believe that 10 percent of the global GDP information will be stored on blockchain technology by 2025.

In this report, we will dive deeper into the value proposition of blockchain technology and its applicability to property leasing and management, and purchase and sale transaction processes.

Blockchain im Energiesektor

Die Blockchain ist mittlerweile über die Finanzdienstleistungsbranche hinausgewachsen. Doch ist sie auch bereit für die Energiebranche? Ist es nur ein Hype oder kommen "echte" Veränderungen? Deloitte eröffnet Ihnen Einblicke, wie die Blockchain die Versorgungsindustrie beeinflussen könnte.

Will blockchain transform the public sector? 

Blockchain’s influence in the public sector will be mostly behind the scenes. But the technology has the potential to bring security, efficiency, and speed to a wide range of services and processes. How should government agencies look to incorporate blockchain into the way they function today?

Banding together for blockchain 

Blockchain is a technology that requires collaboration to be effective, which is why companies—both allies and competitors—have begun working together in consortia. But creating a successful blockchain consortium requires planning, investment, and commitment.​

Banking on a public platform

Given nowadays complex macroeconomic environment, as well as regulatory and investors’ pressures, banks are forced to seek new ways of lowering costs and increasing profitability. In such setting, technological innovations such as blockchain could become a lifeboat for banks.

Similar to many innovative technologies blockchain has been accepted by banks, entrepreneurs, technologists, scholars, regulatory authorities and many more with quite a portion of enthusiasm. Multiple analysts predict positive developments as a consequence of blockchain adoption, such as new revenue models, efficiency gains, cut of millions in costs, and significant lowering of risks industry-wide.

Blockchain @ Auto Finance

During its whole lifetime, the vehicle´s status is tracked on a blockchain in which the parties concerned can verify the relevant information regarding the car at any time, in an environment that enhances transparency while guaranteeing privacy. In this way the fleet manager can verify all transactions affecting the car and also its financing status. The car user can be sure that previous renters have properly released usage rights without necessarily seeing who the previous user was, or what he or she did with the car.

Blockchain and the future of financial infrastructure

The transformation of the financial services industry is top-of-mind for everyone in the field. As digitization has “changed the game” for all industry sectors, distributed ledger technology, also known as blockchain, has emerged as a hot topic. But how can this technology help financial firms? This report from Deloitte and World Economic Forum takes a pragmatic approach to answering this question.

The report builds upon the findings from the Deloitte / World Economic Forum report, Disruptive Innovation in Financial Services, and looks at the implications of distributed ledger technology across nine functions of financial services. Our findings suggest this technology has the potential to “live-up to the hype” and reshape financial services, but requires careful collaboration from other emerging technologies, regulators, incumbents, and additional stakeholders to be successful.

To Fork or Not To Fork

'Immutability exists to ensure the preservation of truth across a community, it provides an auditable proof that events have occurred exactly as prescribed and expected. It is this predictability and assurance that is so valuable to the blockchain community and one can Immutability exists to ensure the preservation of truth across a community, it provides an auditable proof that events have occurred exactly as prescribed and expected. It is this predictability and assurance that is so valuable to the blockchain community and one can question whether it has been challenged by the hard fork.'

Blockchain technology for investment management firm

Blockchain technology has the power to transform the asset management value chain—and the firms that adopt it early will reap the rewards. This report examines unique blockchain developments and provides a six-step guide to implementing blockchain. Position your firm for the future by advancing asset management technology.


Die Blockchain-Technologie besitzt das Potenzial ganze Unternehmenslandschaften nachhaltig zu verändern. Insbesondere Wirtschaftszweige mit vielen Intermediären, in denen Vertrauen essenziell ist, könnten bald eine Umwälzung erfahren. Das riesige Potenzial wird von vielen unterschiedlichen Marktteilnehmern – insbesondere aus der Finanzbranche – erprobt. Viele neue Anwendungen werden entwickelt, um bestehende Prozesse zu vereinfachen und zu automatisieren. Das Interesse an der Blockchain-Technologie ist ungebrochen. 

Die Blockchain im Audit

Das Pilatus zugesprochene Zitat „quod spricpsi, spcripsi“ kann als Leitspruch der Blockchain gelten: Was einmal in die Blockchain eingetragen wurde, bleibt dort unveränderlich für alle Zeiten notiert.

Dass der Economist die Blockchain als „Trust Machine“ bezeichnet, ist folgerichtig. Wirtschaftsprüfer – als ganz wesentliche Beteiltigete im „Trust-Business“ – müssen sich den Auswirkungen der neuen Technology stellen.

Blockchain-Technologie bietet die Möglichkeit, Transaktionsregister fälschungssicher und ohne Bemühung zentraler Instanzen (Zentralbanken, Zentralregister, Grundbuchämter, Notare etc.) zu führen.

ICOs – The New IPOs?

How to fund innovation in the crypto age? Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are a relatively new way to fund start-ups and projects. Similar to an IPO, an ICO is a way for a start-up or an established company to raise capital, and a vehicle of investment for potential investors. In this paper, we will focus on the possibilities to use ICOs to fund Blockchain or cryptocurrency-based start-ups and projects.

Prevention of DDoS attacks with Blockchain technology

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are nothing new, but recent attacks are increasing in severity, complexity, and frequency and have therefore become a mainstream concern for businesses and private customers alike. We examine how Blockchain technology could promote a secure IoT.

Blockchain @ Telco

Blockchain technology carries the potential to disrupt business models in many industries, including telecoms. This report explains how blockchain could impact the telecommunications industry and its relevance to the C-Suite.

Blockchain @ Media

Blockchain is currently one of the most widely-discussed and hyped technologies. There are not many industries that shouldn’t be either excited or worried about its potential. This report shows how Blockchain could impact the media industry.

Blockchain in investment management

The investment management industry is closely related to securitisation and other credit treasury products – with numerous overlaps. What they also have in common: the blockchain technology and smart contracts are most promising vehicles to lead them to a further stage.

Blockchain im deutschen Gesundheitswesen

Die Blockchain bietet ein vielversprechendes, neues, dezentrales Framework für eine verstärkte Integration von Patienten- und Gesundheitsinformationen über eine Reihe von Anwendungen und Akteuren. Die Studie liefert Erläuterungen mit Beispielen und einem Vorgehensmodell.

Auswirkungen des Hackerangriffs auf die DAO

Der Angriff auf die DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) in 2016 und die Entscheidung der Ethereum Community zur Rückabwicklung des Diebstahls haben für kontroverse Diskussionen gesorgt. Unsere Experten vom Grid Blockchain Lab haben die Handlungsmöglichkeiten und Auswirkungen näher betrachtet.