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China Summary Translation: 'Blockchain Status 2018: Market Adoption Reality'

Published: 19 July 2018

ID: G00368079

Analyst(s): Owen Chen , David Furlonger


The 2018 Gartner CIO Survey provides factual evidence about the massively hyped state of blockchain adoption and deployment. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders should use these results to temper solution provider enthusiasm and manage business expectations.

Table Of Contents



Blockchain Status 2018: Market Adoption Reality

  • Key Findings
  • Recommendations

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • Finding No. 1: Only 1% of Responding CIOs Indicate Any Kind of Blockchain Adoption, and Only 8% of CIOs Are in Short-Term Planning and Pilot Execution
  • Finding No. 2: Responding CIOs From Telecom, Insurance and Financial Services Indicate Being More Actively Involved in Blockchain Planning and Experimentation Than CIOs From Other Industries
  • Finding No. 3: Many CIOs Risk Overestimating the Short-Term Benefits of Blockchain as a Technology for Helping Their Business to Differentiate and Win
  • Methodology

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