It’s difficult to imagine childhood without a set of building blocks, be it Tinkertoys, Legos, or the tried-and-true backyard stick structures. Regardless of the construction method, the drive to solve problems and build something useful never really goes away, especially when it comes to business. In fact, it’s the anchoring thought behind the blockchain revolution made famous by bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Blockchain technology, described as a distributed database or ledger that maintains a continuous list of transactions or records, has the potential to disrupt any public or private sector. Companies actively pursuing and building on the opportunities provided by this technology include Global Payout, Inc. (GOHE), International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Oracle Corporation (ORCL), and United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS).

 

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