Gartner Research

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017: Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers

Published: 21 March 2017

ID: G00319578

Analyst(s): Brian Burke, David Cearley , Ray Valdes, David Furlonger


Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies will reshape economies as peer-to-peer, many-to-many commercial ecosystems. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must rethink the notion of value exchange in a world of decentralized trust.

Table Of Contents


  • Why Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers Is a Top 10 Trend
    • Where Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers Fits in the Top 10
  • An Alternate Trust Model
  • The Bitcoin Blockchain and Alternatives
  • Enabling the Programmable Economy
  • Actions
  • Appendix: The Other Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2017

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