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,

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,

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,

$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,

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),