Gartner Research

Blockchain Primer for 2019

Published: 04 January 2019

ID: G00375757

Analyst(s): Avivah Litan , Adrian Leow


Blockchain “winter” is now settling in after several years of extreme market hype. Despite this, IT leaders must prepare for the inevitable blockchain “spring” that will emerge once the core-enabling technologies and use cases evolve and mature, resulting in significant benefits for the enterprise.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How will blockchain-related technologies evolve and mature in the enterprise?
    • How do we maximize blockchain’s business value and find the use cases that most benefit from this technology?
    • How do we establish blockchain strategies, including frameworks for governance processes and business models?
    • How can we engage with vendors to best meet the needs of our various applications, platforms and services?

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