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The Future of Blockchain: 8 Scalability Hurdles to Enterprise Adoption

Published: 04 September 2018

ID: G00367628

Analyst(s): William Clark, Avivah Litan


Scalability concerns will continue to hinder enterprise adoption of blockchain. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must assess technical and operating model scalability factors that will lead to global blockchain scalability by 2022, and plan their projects accordingly.

Table Of Contents


  • Scalability Defined
  • Promises and Challenges of Blockchain
  • Solutions
    • Scalability Parameters for Permissioned Blockchains
    • Trade-Offs Among Technology Parameters
    • Examples in Public Blockchains
  • Trade-Off Summary
  • Conclusion

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