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China Summary Translation: 'What CIOs Should Tell the Board of Directors About Blockchain'

Published: 23 April 2017

ID: G00328163

Analyst(s): David Furlonger , Owen Chen


Many boards of directors will call upon their CIOs to brief them on blockchain due to the current market hype. CIOs should focus on three points: a description of blockchain, frictionless markets and the crossindustry business impacts of a programmable economy.

Table Of Contents



What CIOs Should Tell the Board of Directors About Blockchain

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • Directors Need to Imagine Competing in Frictionless Markets
    • Recommendation
  • Explain Why the Board Should Further Investigate Blockchain
    • Recommendations
  • Warn the Board Not to Underestimate the Impact of Blockchain
    • Recommendations

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