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5 Blockchain Realities for CIOs to Address in the Next 5 Years

Published: 10 May 2019

ID: G00377304

Analyst(s): Ali Merji , Rajesh Kandaswamy , David Furlonger , Richard Hunter , Christophe Uzureau


Few enterprises have deployed blockchain, yet it can significantly impact broad swaths of business. It is imperative that CIOs initiate plans to exploit blockchain by responding to five realities.

Table Of Contents


  • Reality No. 1: Blockchain Provides a Spectrum of Opportunities That Evolve Over Time
    • Recommendations
  • Reality No. 2: Blockchain Can Change Your Operating Model, Not Necessarily Your Business Model, in the Next 5 Years
    • Recommendations
  • Reality No. 3: Blockchain Offers the Ability to Create a Multiasset Digital Economy
    • Recommendations
  • Reality No. 4: Blockchain Enables a New Society, but Doesn’t Solve Trust Problems at All Levels
    • Recommendations
  • Reality No. 5: The Programmable Economy Will Set the Terms of Competition in the Future
    • Recommendations

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