Hileman & Rauchs (2017). Global Blockchain Benchmarking Study. Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. Judge Business School of the University of Cambridge.

Available at: Global Blockchain Benchmarking Study (2017), Hileman & Rauchs.

In this 2017 benchmarking study Dr. Garrick Hileman and Michel Rauchs, from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance of the Judge Business School of University of Cambridge, provide an empirical overview of the current state of both private and public sector use of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT). The Global Blockchain Benchmarking Study was conducted with the support of VISA and Ernst & Young (EY).

For this study, between December of 2016 to May of 2017 data from over 200 institutions was gathered, among these institutions were enterprise DLT start-ups, established corporations, central banks, and other public sector institutions.

This study is important to understand the concept of “blockchain” and DLT, to learn more about the DLT ecosystem, as it includes details of the emergence and evolution of DLT, the different business models of the industry actors, and in general the current state of the industry.