Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Executive's guide to implementing blockchain technology - Laura Shin, ZDNet

The technology behind bitcoin is one of the internet's most promising new developments. The applications for blockchain technology seem endless. While the first obvious ones are financial -- international payments, remittances, complex financial products -- it can also solve problems and create new opportunities in healthcare, defense, supply chain management, luxury goods, government, and other industries. In more advanced stages, the technology could give rise to what Gartner calls "the programmable economy," powered by entirely new business models that eliminate all kinds of middlemen, machine networks in which devices engage in economic activity, and "smart assets."

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