Blockchain has the potential to impact many industries. We visited the Comtrade Blockchain Hackathon for the aviation industry to find out more.

On 19 and 20 January 2018, Dublin Business School played host to a Comtrade Blockchain Hackathon for the aviation industry.

Over the course of the weekend, 14 teams challenged themselves to devise new and innovative concepts to apply blockchain to this industry.

Summing up the newfound eagerness of industries to start tinkering with this technology, Comtrade Digital Services blockchain expert Klemen Koželj said: “I think that by now, the world has realised that distributed systems can work and they can be applied in almost every industry, but I think in the future we should be focused on scalability and effectiveness of the distributed systems, and this could truly enable [the] machine-to-machine economy.”


Words by Elaine Burke