Gartner Research

Top Applications for Blockchain for IoT in 2018 and 2019

Published: 13 February 2018

ID: G00350486

Analyst(s): Nick Jones

Summary

Blockchain for IoT is extremely immature, so technology strategic planners wanting to move beyond experiments and pilots must choose applications where the potential value outweighs the technological and commercial risks.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Focus Investment on Those Business Applications for Blockchain and IoT, Which Are Less Likely to Be Impacted by Technology and Partner Immaturity
  • Architect for Flexibility by Ensuring "Things" Have Sufficient Spare Capacity to Support New Implementations, and Which Can Be Updated or Retired Easily
  • Prioritize Those Business Cases Where Blockchain Is Technically or Commercially Superior to Traditional Solutions Such as Shared Cloud-Hosted Databases

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