Hype Cycle for Blockchain Technologies and the Programmable Economy, 2016

Archived Published: 27 July 2016 ID: G00308190

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The programmable economy, enabled by "smart" distributed computational resources, evolving from the blockchain and distributed ledgers, represents a massive transformation of global economic systems, industries and businesses. Business and IT leaders and policymakers must begin preparing now.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off the Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • Distributed Autonomous Organizations
      • Quantum Money
      • Ricardian Contracts
      • The Programmable Economy
      • Smart Assets
      • Smart Contracts
      • Digital Payment Advisor
      • Infonomics
      • Things as Customers
      • Metacoin Platforms
      • Consensus Mechanisms
      • Digital Currency/Blockchain Regulation
      • Digital Personal Financial Advisor
      • Open-Source Banking Systems
      • Platform Business Models
      • Sidechains
      • Virtual Personal Assistants
      • API Economy
      • Business Ecosystems
      • Platforms
      • Quantified Self
      • Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet
      • IoT Platform
    • At the Peak
      • Biochips
      • Distributed Ledgers
      • Blockchain
      • Cryptocurrency Wallets
      • Sharing Economy
      • IP Money
      • Internet of Things
      • Wearable Banking Apps
      • Wearables
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Digital Commodity Exchanges
      • Cryptocurrencies
      • Green Money
      • Digital Wallets
      • Bandwidth/Airtime as Currency
      • Behavioral Economics
      • Bitcoin
      • Crowdfunding
      • Cryptocurrency Exchange
      • Apps
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Gaming Tokens
      • Complementary Currency
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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