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Assessing the Optimal Blockchain Technology for Your Use Case

Published: 25 February 2019

ID: G00383505

Analyst(s): David Groombridge , Andrew Stevens , Avivah Litan


Blockchain’s distributed ledger technology supports a shared single version of the truth; more advanced blockchain features such as decentralized consensus support trust-minimized business models. Application leaders should use our decision tree and case studies to guide their technology selections.

Table Of Contents


  • Blockchain and Ledger Technology
    • DLT Versus Blockchain Complete
    • Assessing the Optimal Technology for Your Use Case
  • Supporting Case Studies for Blockchain DLT
    • Case Study 1: Pharmaceutical Industry and the Healthcare Value Chain
    • Case Study 2: Payroll/HR Data Security and Compliance
    • Case Study 3: GDPR Compliance
    • Conclusion

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