Blockchain promises to do for transactions what the internet did for information. Basically, anything of value, whether tangible or intangible - i.e., money, land, intellectual property or identity - can be represented digitally on a blockchain and be moved, stored and managed securely. Trust is established through clever code and peer consensus. Blockchain can eliminate inefficiencies by cutting out intermediaries and directly connecting the parties that are exchanging items of value. It can profoundly change the way we interact and operate today.

Before blockchain technology can take hold, however, people and organizations need to get educated about it, and there are still plenty of technology and business issues to overcome. The adoption process will likely be gradual and steady. It is similar to the internet in its first phase - complex and incomprehensible for most, but with huge potential for the future.

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Enterprise Blockchain Adoption is Stalling: Is this the Calm before the Storm?

Production use of enterprise blockchain seems to have stalled, but activity and interest remain strong. In this report, we take a closer look at what our recently collected enterprise adoption data reveals.

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State of the Enterprise Blockchain Market

As the blockchain hype cools, industry focus shifts to moving projects into production. This report gives an overview of the evolving enterprise blockchain market – including state of adoption, popular protocols, notable vendors and industry consortia, M&A activity, and business and technology challenges.

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Blockchain in Financial Services

It's hardly a surprise that after the impactful appearance of bitcoin in 2009, the financial industry was the first to jump in and examine the underlying technology, particularly how it may hurt banks and other financial services firms, and explore what other applications (beyond digital currencies) exist for blockchain and what opportunities it may bring for the industry.

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Blockchain M&A Trends Point to a Developing Market

We've seen a major surge in blockchain M&A activity in 2018 where companies are making strategic investments to boost their position in the market.

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Blockchain beyond the hype... What is it good for?

No, blockchain will not do miracles on its own, and it isn't a 'get out of jail free' card. However, it has some real potential, as well. The trick will be to identify when blockchain is the right tool for the job, especially when compared with more traditional database products and services.

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Bitcoin: One cryptocurrency to rule them all?

Bitcoin is essentially the first widely used cryptocurrency, but does it represent the best one possible?