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Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018: Blockchain

Published: 08 March 2018

ID: G00344917

Analyst(s): Brian Burke, Fabio Chesini , David Cearley , David Furlonger , Rajesh Kandaswamy


Blockchain promises to reshape industries by enabling trust, providing transparency and reducing friction across business ecosystems. Blockchain forces enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders to rethink the notion of value exchange in a world of decentralized trust.

Table Of Contents


  • Why Blockchain Is a Top 10 Trend
    • Where Blockchain Fits in the Top 10
  • Blockchain Provides an Alternate Trust Model
  • Blockchain Will Have a Significant Business Impact
  • Blockchain Platforms Extend Far Beyond Bitcoin
  • Blockchain Is Disrupting the Disruptors
  • Blockchain Will Enable the Programmable Economy
  • Actions
  • Appendix: The Other Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2018

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