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Planning for Blockchain Solution Adoption

Published: 20 June 2018

ID: G00349080

Analyst(s): Homan Farahmand


Blockchain solutions lay the foundation for business innovation via digitalization and autonomous management of assets, as well as embodiment of business processes in technical protocols. As blockchain matures, technical professionals must assess use cases and plan for adoption progressively.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

The Gartner Approach

  • Blockchain Solution Adoption Strategy
    • Blockchain Solution Fluid Development Environment
    • Decentralization Trends and Technologies
    • Blockchain Solution Key Capabilities
    • Blockchain Solution Business Relevance
    • Blockchain Solution Adoption Options

The Guidance Framework

  • Business Stream
    • Model the Multiparty Value Chain or Digital Platform
    • Define the Business Requirements and an MVP
    • Enlist the Founding Network Participants
    • Establish a Foundational Governance Framework
    • Review the Legal and Compliance Requirements
  • Technical Stream
    • Model Digital Assets and Events
    • Design Smart-Contract Architecture
    • Determine Decentralization Logical Design
    • Select a Blockchain Platform
    • Implement and Test Dapps

Risks and Pitfalls

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