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Hype Cycle for Blockchain Technologies and the Programmable Economy, 2016

Published: 27 July 2016


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.

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  • 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

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