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Blockchain in Aerospace and Defense - Thematic Research

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  • 36 Pages
  • January 2019
  • Region: Global
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 4757617
Blockchain in Aerospace and Defense - Thematic Research


Blockchain technology, often referred to as distributed ledger technology (or DLT) is a means by which the participants in a distributed network can each maintain a copy of an immutable ledger of transactions, and where transactions can be executed without the need for a single, central, coordinating authority. This has a wide variety of applications and many companies are very excited by the possibilities that this offers.

Blockchain and its associated technologies, burst into the public consciousness in 2015 after a relatively slow build-up spanning several years. In the years following, companies from countless industries have started to explore how the technology can be used to their advantage. However, blockchain is highly complex and not all companies and industries will find the technology easy to implement for their intended purpose or even possible to implement at all. The aerospace and defense industry is one of the key industries in this global roll-out and could potentially gain an enormous amount from it, in its supply chain, its products and its security systems.

Aerospace and defense companies have huge supply chains, extremely complex technologies and very large budgets to manage and a secure decentralized blockchain ledgering platform could help to dramatically improve the handling of these assets. Many even see it as unlocking new technologies and products when combined with artificial intelligence (AI) and huge computing power. More than 80% of aerospace and defense companies see themselves as having blockchain technologies integrated into their processes by 2021.

Inside the report "Blockchain in Aerospace and Defense - Thematic Research", we look at the top themes, its predictions and identify which companies are best placed to succeed in a future filled with multiple disruptive threats.


This report is part of our ecosystem of thematic investment research reports, supported by our “thematic engine”. About our Thematic Research Ecosystem -
  • The author has developed a unique thematic methodology for valuing technology, media and telecom companies based on their relative strength in the big investment themes that are impacting their industry. Whilst most investment research is underpinned by backwards looking company valuation models, the author’s thematic methodology identifies which companies are best placed to succeed in a future filled with multiple disruptive threats. To do this, the author tracks the performance of the top 600 technology, media and telecom stocks against the 50 most important themes driving their earnings, generating 30,000 thematic scores. The algorithms in the author’s “thematic engine” help to clearly identify the winners and losers within the TMT sector. Our 600 TMT stocks are categorised into 18 sectors. Each sector scorecard has a thematic screen, a risk screen and a valuation screen. Our thematic research ecosystem has a three-tiered reporting structure: single theme, multi-theme and sector scorecard. This report is a Multi-Theme report, covering all stocks, all sectors and all themes, giving readers a strong sense of how everything fits together and how conflicting themes might interact with one another.

Reasons to Buy
  • Our thematic investment research product, supported by our thematic engine, is aimed at senior (C-Suite) executives in the corporate world as well as institutional investors.

  • Corporations: Helps CEOs in all industries understand the disruptive threats to their competitive landscape

  • Investors: Helps fund managers focus their time on the most interesting investment opportunities in global Aerospace & Defense.

  • Our unique differentiator, compared to all our rival thematic research houses, is that our thematic engine has a proven track record of predicting winners and losers.

Table of Contents



  • What is blockchain?

  • How has blockchain technology developed over the last decade?

  • How does blockchain work?

  • Key benefits to blockchain


  • Industry trends

  • Institutional trends

  • Aerospace and defense trends


  • Background

  • Key use cases

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Timeline


  • Industry case studies

  • Military case studies

  • Key recommendations for aerospace & defense vendors


  • Asset registries

  • Financial services platforms

  • Industrial platforms


  • Public companies

  • Private companies

  • Aerospace and defense companies



Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • IBM

  • ChromaWay

  • 2Value

  • Kraken

  • Ethereum

  • Digix

  • BitFury

  • Lisk

  • SAP

  • Factom

  • Blockchain

  • Helix

  • Everledger

  • Guardtime

  • BlockVerify

  • NameID

  • Hyperledger

  • ShoCard

  • ConsenSys

  • Norblock

  • Microsoft

  • Ubitquity

  • Blockstream

  • Onename

  • Digital Asset Holdings

  • Thales

  • Lockheed Martin

  • Abra

  • Amiko Pay

  • ConsenSys

  • BitFury

  • Align Commerce

  • Circle

  • Credit China FinTech

  • BTL Group

  • Setl.io Lisk

  • Ping An

  • Chain

  • BitPesa Monetas

  • Ethereum

  • Axoni

  • Cashaa Ripple

  • Hyperledger

  • R3

  • Clearmatics

  • Boeing

  • Airbus