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How Will Ethereum Blockchain Technology Benefit Your Business?

Ethereum is a global, open-sourced blockchain platform for decentralized applications. Its battle-tested architecture and unrivaled programmability enables enterprises to build secure and customizable business networks and applications at scale. 

Ethereum delivers the following features:

  • Automatic execution. Streamline business processes through programmable transactions and real-time clearing and settlement.
  • Advanced security. Mitigate risk with tamper-proof data coordination and granular security controls.
  • Trusted business networks. Quickly deploy permissioned networks with shared business logic and customizable governance.
  • Digital asset management. Rapidly create and manage digital assets and instruments.
  • Production grade. Manage a compliant blockchain platform at scale with zero downtime.

In the five years since its inception, Ethereum has optimized business processes along global trade supply chains, increasing operational efficiency by 99.58%. It has activated digital financial instruments for real estate investment funds, working toward reducing minimum investment amounts to $1. It has deployed blockchain-based identity management systems to help governments improve transparency and accountability. And it has forged connectivity across 7,100 islands, driving financial inclusion for over 70 million individuals.

Leading enterprises are already realizing the benefits of Ethereum blockchain solutions for use cases across multiple industries. Our explainers, case studies, webinars, and industry best practices will help you get up to speed on what Ethereum can do for your organization and will prepare your business to integrate the world’s most powerful blockchain into your stack. 


What is Enterprise Ethereum and how it is transforming financial institutions, governments, and conglomerates around the globe?

Use Cases

Here are what we believe to be the most pertinent blockchain use cases for enterprises and governments
  • Capital Markets
    For capital markets, blockchain unlocks easier, cheaper, and faster access to capital. It reduces the barriers to issuance and enables peer-to-peer trading, faster and more transparent settlement and clearing, reduced costs, decreased counterparty risks, and streamlined auditing and compliance.
  • Central Bank Digital Currencies CBDC
    CBDCs are a digital form of central bank money that offers central banks unique advantages at the retail and wholesale levels, including increased financial access for individual customers and a more efficient infrastructure for interbank settlements.
  • Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
    Decentralized finance—DeFi—refers to the shift from traditional, centralized financial systems to peer-to-peer finance enabled by decentralized technologies built on Ethereum. Millions are building and participating in this new economic system that is setting new standards for financial access, opportunity, and trust.
  • Digital Identity
    A blockchain-based digital identity system provides a unified, interoperable, and tamper-proof infrastructure with key benefits to enterprises, users, and IoT management systems. The solution protects against theft and provides individuals greater sovereignty over their data.
  • Energy and Sustainability
    Oil and gas companies suffer from siloed infrastructures and a lack of transparency, efficiency, and optimization. Enterprise-grade blockchain solutions can significantly increase process efficiencies and reduce costs associated with oil and gas operations and distribution.
  • Finance
    Financial services struggle with archaic operational processes, slow payment settlements, limited transparency, and security vulnerabilities. Blockchain enhances the efficient digitization of financial instruments, which increases liquidity, lowers cost of capital, and reduces counterparty risk.


Free on-demand webinars about industry applications, flagship projects across the globe, and best practices for enterprise adoption

Industry Applications of Enterprise Ethereum

  • DeFi Made Easy for Organizations
    Watch this webinar to learn about 3 powerful tools —institutional-grade infrastructure, a powerful investor dashboard, and leading custodian technology— that can help your organization succeed in the DeFi and Web3 space.
  • New Frontiers in Institutional DeFi
    Upon custodian roll out of EVM chain support, funds working with MMI will be able to execute trades across Ethereum based sidechains and L2s, unlocking a new frontier for institutional DeFi investments. Do you want to be among the first ones to cross it? Then watch the recording of our "New Frontiers in Institutional DeFi" webinar!
  • 2022 Enterprise Blockchain Guide - Mainnet, L2s, and Beyond
    In this webinar, Consensys, alongside Polygon and Infosys brought together experts to discuss the lessons learned in 2021 and the solid role of Layer 2 solutions will continue to provide. Watch this recording to get the best market intel and prepare to kickstart your 2022 plan.
  • Investing in DeFi with MetaMask Institutional and BitGo
    Watch MetaMask Institutional and BitGo discuss the opportunities and risks of investing in DeFi, the advantages and disadvantages of hot and cold wallets, and our approach to multi-signature security and crypto compliance.
  • Blockchain and Sustainability: Unlocking Green Finance
    Watch experts from Consensys, National Australian Bank, Allinfra, and Emmi as they explain how blockchain technology can revolutionise the green finance landscape, and how global institutions and enterprises are leveraging the technology to accelerate the development of green initiatives.
  • Layer 2 Scaling Solution Overview
    Watch experts from Consensys, Atato, Matter Labs and Scroll Tech discussing L2 scaling solutions and how composability helps unite the L2 networks with their unique approach to cross-chain and cross-layer interoperability.

Best Practices for Enterprise Blockchain Adoption

Case Studies

Real-world case studies exploring industry-changing Ethereum blockchain solutions

Commerce and Finance Case Studies

Supply Chain Case Studies

  • Covantis: Modernizing global supply chains
    Blockchain solutions from Consensys products Quorum, Codefi, and Diligence enable Covantis to create a global network for the efficient execution of bulk agricultural trade operations.
  • AURA: Proving authenticity for luxury products
    Blockchain for Supply Chain Management. AURA is a consortium blockchain pioneered by the LVMH Group to track and trace luxury goods— from raw materials to the point of sale, to second-hand markets — in order to assure consumers of product history and proof of authenticity.
  • komgo: Bringing commodity trade finance into the 21st century
    Blockchain for International Trade. Komgo is a secure, blockchain-based platform that is optimizing financing processes and accelerating industry operations for the world’s largest commodity trade and finance companies.

Government and Identity Case Studies

Insight Reports

Research and insights from the engineering and infrastructure leaders at the forefront of the enterprise blockchain ecosystem.

Insights and Whitepapers on Financial Services

  • The Impact of the Merge on Institutions
    A review of where we are in Ethereum's protocol development and how the Merge to Proof of Stake will impact institutions.
  • DeFi and Web3 for Organizations
    The institutional DeFi world is at an incredibly exciting moment in its adoption cycle. The time is ripe for your organization to learn about the experience of first movers, the emerging opportunities in the DeFi space, and how best to start engaging.
  • The Web3 Report
    The DeFi data, context, NFTs, tools, and trends that defined Web3 in Summer 2021.
  • The Q2 2021 Ethereum DeFi Report
    An analysis of Ethereum’s decentralized finance ecosystem in Q2 2021 by Consensys Codefi.
  • DeFi for Institutions
    The institutional DeFi world is at an incredibly exciting moment in its adoption cycle. Learn about the experience of first movers, the emerging opportunities in the DeFi space, and how best to get started.
  • The Q1.2021 Ethereum DeFi Report
    An analysis of Ethereum’s decentralized finance ecosystem in Q1 2021 by Consensys Codefi.