Hype Cycle for Blockchain Technologies, 2018


Published: 25 July 2018 ID: G00340388

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Summary

Blockchain technical capabilities are evolving, but fail to match the extreme hype and are not yet sufficient for mission-critical enterprise use. Blockchain-inspired solutions lead enterprise conversations. The market will traverse the Trough of Disillusionment before significant value is realized.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • On the Rise
      • Blockchain Wallet Platform
      • Blockchain Interoperability
      • Postquantum Blockchain
      • Smart Contract Oracle
      • Zero Knowledge Proofs
      • Distributed Storage in Blockchain
      • Smart Contracts
      • Blockchain for IAM
      • Blockchain PaaS
      • Blockchain for Data Security
      • Decentralized Applications
      • Consensus Mechanisms
      • Metacoin Platforms
      • Sidechains/Channels
      • Multiparty Computing
    • At the Peak
      • Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets
      • Cryptocurrency Software Wallets
      • Blockchain
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Distributed Ledgers
      • Cryptocurrency Mining
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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