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China Summary Translation: 'Hype Cycle for Blockchain Technologies, 2019'

Published: 08 January 2020

ID: G00464328

Analyst(s): Avivah Litan , Arnold Gao


Blockchain technology is sliding into the Trough of Disillusionment in Gartner’s Hype Cycle. Despite this, CIOs must prepare for the “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


Hype Cycle for Blockchain Technologies, 2019


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Blockchain Managed Services
    • Decentralized Web
    • Postquantum Blockchain
    • Smart Contract Oracle
    • Distributed Storage in Blockchain
    • Zero-Knowledge Proofs
    • Blockchain and IoT
    • Blockchain for Data Security
    • Ledger DBMS
    • Blockchain PaaS
    • Blockchain UX/UI Technologies
    • Decentralized Applications
    • Layer 2 Solutions (Sidechains, Channels)
    • Privacy-Enhanced Multiparty Computing
  • At the Peak
    • Blockchain Interoperability
    • Consensus Mechanisms
    • Decentralized Identity [was Blockchain for IAM]
    • Smart Contracts
    • Blockchain (Metacoin) Platforms
    • Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets
    • Cryptocurrency Software Wallets
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Blockchain
    • Distributed Ledgers
    • Cryptocurrency Mining
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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