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Identifying Blockchain Opportunities for Industrie 4.0 Requires Caution

Published: 11 June 2018

ID: G00348411

Analyst(s): Alexander Hoeppe

Summary

Blockchain is hyped as groundbreaking technology for all verticals, but technical constraints won't be solved in the near future. Technology product management leaders designing Industrie 4.0 solutions must carefully assess the applicability of blockchain.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Blockchain Has Generated Awareness in I4.0 Core Industries, as It Is Not Only Applicable for Payments, but Also for Management of Intellectual Property, as Well as Other Rights and Assets
  • The Combination of Still-Low Maturity and Massive Disruption Through Blockchain Will Lead to the Careful Identification of I4.0 Use Cases That Can Benefit From Blockchain
  • The Increasing Number of Consortia and Blockchain Vendors Provides Promising Opportunities for TPMs to Find Partners for Blockchain Co-Innovation Projects
    • Consortia
    • Service and Platform Providers

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