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How to Develop a Business Case for Blockchain Projects

Published: 10 February 2017

ID: G00323011

Analyst(s): David Furlonger , Rajesh Kandaswamy


Business cases for blockchain projects should focus on the unique strengths and challenges of this nascent technology. This research note outlines the key benefit, cost and risk elements that CIOs need to address in blockchain business cases.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Benefits and Costs Pertinent to Blockchain
    • Benefits — What Are the Key Sources of Value?
    • Costs — What Are the Key Costs?
  • Risks in Blockchain Projects
  • Conclusion

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