The holy grail for many financial, banking and legal institutions in the US is affordable storage that meets compliance for their records storage.
Many regulators require WORM (write once, read many) compliant storage standards for auditing purposes.
Time stamps of documents are also generally required (created, check in, check out, etc).
Would it be possible to either fork a version of the network that would be capable of these features or allow this as some sort of third party application on the network?
The money these companies would (and currently do) pay for this tech is breathtaking and I think having institutional level adoption of a protocol like this would go a long way to a positive public perception.
I know the blockchain is currently being worked on privately to meet some of these needs, along with financial transaction clearing and settlement, and I think/hope SAFE can do it better!!!