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China Summary Translation: 'Hype Cycle for Blockchain Technologies and the Programmable Economy, 2016'

Published: 29 November 2016

ID: G00316329

Analyst(s): David Furlonger , Christophe Uzureau


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.

Table Of Contents


Hype Cycle for Blockchain Technologies and the Programmable Economy, 2016


  • 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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