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China Summary Translation: 'Understanding the Gartner Blockchain Spectrum and the Evolution of Technology Solutions'

Published: 19 March 2019

ID: G00382496

Analyst(s): David Furlonger , Owen Chen


Blockchain is often wrongly used as a collective noun, resulting in blockchain washing of technology solutions. Many vendors are misrepresenting and diluting the potential of their blockchain-inspired solutions. CIOs can use this research to understand blockchain possibilities to maximize success.

Table Of Contents



Understanding the Gartner Blockchain Spectrum and the Evolution of Technology Solutions

  • Key Findings
  • Recommendations


  • The Future of Blockchain Leads to the Internet of Value and a Programmable Society
  • The Current State of the Market for Blockchain Solutions
  • Value Capture Is Not Straightforward
  • Four Archetypes Describe the Blockchain Spectrum
  • Blockchain Evolutionary Phases
    • Phase 1: Blockchain-Enabling Technologies Archetype
    • Phase 2: Blockchain-Inspired Archetype
    • Phase 3: Blockchain Complete Archetype
    • Phase 4: Blockchain-Enhanced Archetype
  • Mapping Archetypes and Evolutionary Phases to Use-Case Value Capture

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