The following sources were cited in SAP Digital Futures Issue 18: Making the Next Moves with Blockchain

November 2015: Date Microsoft introduces Blockchain as a Service
Marley Gray, “Ethereum Blockchain as a Service Now on Azure,” Microsoft Corporation, November 9, 2015, https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/ethereum-blockchain-as-a-service-now-on-azure/

June 2016: Date IBM launches a blockchain lab for developers
Jeff John Roberts, “Can IBM Really Make a Business Out of Blockchain?” Fortune, June 28, 2016, http://fortune.com/2016/06/28/ibm-blockchain/

20 seconds: The speed of a blockchain-assisted international money transfer
“ATB Financial Sends One of the World’s First Real-Time Payments from Canada to Germany Using Blockchain Technology Supported by SAP,” SAP News Center, July 14, 2016, https://news.sap.com/atb-financial-sends-one-of-the-worlds-first-real-time-payments-from-canada-to-germany-using-blockchain-technology-supported-by-sap/

$7.1 million: Series A funding for blockchain solutions provider Gem
“Gem Rings in 2016 with $7.1M in Series A Funding”, Pelion Venture Partners, http://pelionvp.com/security/gem-rings-in-2016-with-7-1m-in-series-a-funding/

10%: The percentage of global GDP the World Economic Forum predicts could be stored on blockchains by 2027
The Future of Financial Infrastructure: An Ambitious Look at How Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services, (World Economic Forum, August 12, 2016), https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-future-of-financial-infrastructure-an-ambitious-look-at-how-blockchain-can-reshape-financial-services