Understanding the Gartner Blockchain Spectrum and the Evolution of Technology Solutions

Published: 26 October 2018 ID: G00373230

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Blockchain is often wrongly used as a collective noun, resulting in blockchain washing of technology solutions. Many vendors are misrepresenting and diluting the potential of their blockchain-inspired solutions. CIOs can use this research to understand blockchain possibilities to maximize success.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • The Future of Blockchain Leads to the Internet of Value and a Programmable Society
    • The Current State of the Market for Blockchain Solutions
    • Value Capture Is Not Straightforward
    • Four Archetypes Describe the Blockchain Spectrum
    • Blockchain Evolutionary Phases
      • Phase 1: Blockchain-Enabling Technologies Archetype
      • Phase 2: Blockchain-Inspired Archetype
      • Phase 3: Blockchain Complete Archetype
      • Phase 4: Blockchain-Enhanced Archetype
    • Mapping Archetypes and Evolutionary Phases to Use-Case Value Capture
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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