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Hype Cycle for the Programmable Economy, 2015

Published: 23 July 2015

ID: G00278135

Analyst(s): David Furlonger , Ray Valdes


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

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • DAO (Distributed Autonomous Organizations)
    • Quantum Money
    • The Programmable Economy
    • Smart Assets
    • Virtual Personal Assistants
    • Programmable Business Model
    • Smart Contracts
    • Metacoin Platforms
    • Digital Payment Advisor
    • Things as Customers
    • Sidechains
    • Digital Currency Regulation
    • Blockchain/Distributed Ledgers
    • Information Valuation and Infonomics
    • API-Enabled Ecosystems
    • Wearables
    • Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet
    • IoT Platform
    • Biochips
    • Wearable Banking Apps
  • At the Peak
    • IP Money
    • Quantified Self
    • Internet of Things
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Altcoins
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Digital Commodity Exchanges
    • Collaborative Commerce
    • Apps
    • Digital Wallets
    • Bandwidth as Currency
    • Digital Currencies
    • Green Money
    • Behavioral Economics
    • Bitcoin
    • Crowdfunding
    • Cryptocurrency Exchange
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Gaming Tokens
    • Complementary Currency
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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