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Get Ready for Blockchain to Reshape Society

Published: 19 February 2019

ID: G00377305

Analyst(s): David Furlonger , Rajesh Kandaswamy , Christophe Uzureau


The impact of blockchain on economic and social behaviors will revolutionize your enterprise interactions with society. CIOs should take three steps to understand the new environment that the enterprise will have to compete in.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Understand How a Society Driven by Blockchain Will Differ From Traditional Society
    • Characteristics of a Society Enabled by Blockchain
    • Alternatives to the Traditional Organizational Hierarchy
  • Prepare for New Structures Around Trust
    • The Role of Smart Agents
    • Challenges Faced by Smart Contracts
  • Rethink Basic Assumptions About Economic Activity
    • Factors Driving Monetary Alternatives

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