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Hype Cycle for Blockchain Technologies, 2020

Published: 13 July 2020

ID: G00441585

Analyst(s): Avivah Litan , Adrian Leow


Innovative solutions supported by blockchain are mainly in an experimentation phase or limited-scale production. Still, early adopters and application leaders are using blockchain to uniquely transform their digital businesses, especially with supply-chain-related and payments-related use cases.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Authenticated Provenance
    • Blockchain Managed Services
    • Decentralized Web
    • Smart Contract Oracle
    • Postquantum Blockchain
    • Ledger DBMS
    • Zero-Knowledge Proofs
    • Blockchain and IoT
    • Blockchain for Data Security
    • Blockchain PaaS
    • Blockchain UX/UI/Wallet Technologies
    • Decentralized Applications
  • At the Peak
    • Layer 2 Solutions (Sidechains, Channels)
    • Blockchain Asset Tokenization
    • Blockchain Interoperability
    • Consensus Mechanisms
    • Secure Multiparty Computing
    • Smart Contracts
    • Decentralized Identity
    • Blockchain Platforms
    • Tokenization
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Blockchain
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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