Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017: Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers

Archived Published: 21 March 2017 ID: G00319578

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Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies will reshape economies as peer-to-peer, many-to-many commercial ecosystems. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must rethink the notion of value exchange in a world of decentralized trust.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Why Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers Is a Top 10 Trend
      • Where Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers Fits in the Top 10
    • An Alternate Trust Model
    • The Bitcoin Blockchain and Alternatives
    • Enabling the Programmable Economy
    • Actions
    • Appendix: The Other Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2017
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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