Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Blockchain Technologies, 2018

Published: 25 July 2018

ID: G00340388

Analyst(s): Rajesh Kandaswamy , David Furlonger


Blockchain technical capabilities are evolving, but fail to match the extreme hype and are not yet sufficient for mission-critical enterprise use. Blockchain-inspired solutions lead enterprise conversations. The market will traverse the Trough of Disillusionment before significant value is realized.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Blockchain Wallet Platform
    • Blockchain Interoperability
    • Postquantum Blockchain
    • Smart Contract Oracle
    • Zero Knowledge Proofs
    • Distributed Storage in Blockchain
    • Smart Contracts
    • Blockchain for IAM
    • Blockchain PaaS
    • Blockchain for Data Security
    • Decentralized Applications
    • Consensus Mechanisms
    • Metacoin Platforms
    • Sidechains/Channels
    • Multiparty Computing
  • At the Peak
    • Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets
    • Cryptocurrency Software Wallets
    • Blockchain
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Distributed Ledgers
    • Cryptocurrency Mining
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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