Blockchain – Thematic Research

Blockchain has come a long way in recent years, but it remains a nascent technology. It is easy to forget that blockchain has not been around for long due to the massive hype surrounding it. It was not until 2017 that blockchain properly captured the attention of enterprises. Since then, much has happened. Lackluster and short-lived experiments, announced with great fanfare, have given way to use cases focused on addressing actual problems rather than just showcasing the technology itself.

Scope

This report provides an overview of the blockchain theme.

It identifies the key trends impacting growth of the theme over the next 12 to 24 months, split into four categories: technology trends, macroeconomic trends, regulatory trends, and use case trends.

It contains a comprehensive industry analysis, including global market size and growth forecasts for blockchain, details of M&A deals driven by the blockchain theme, and analysis of the business benefits of blockchain.

The detailed value chain shows comprises six layers: blockchain infrastructure, blockchain protocols, P2P networks, blockchain components, blockchain applications, and blockchain services. Leading and challenging vendors are identified across each of the six layers.

Key Highlights

Blockchain vendors need to take a more business-oriented approach to educate executives about the benefits of the technology. Blockchain projects with a clear business use case and measurable outcomes are more likely to be adopted. COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation, but executives face an abundance of technologies and must assess differing priorities. Unless blockchain is simplified and perceived as a solution that can provide tangible benefits, it risks being left behind.

BaaS holds the key to driving mainstream adoption of blockchain technology. It allows companies to experiment with blockchain applications without worrying about developing expensive in-house resources. Integrating blockchain into core technologies facilitates ease of use, making it a more attractive option for digital transformation efforts.

Not all blockchain projects are created equal. While enterprise blockchain projects are slowly moving past the hype, focusing on integration, tangible benefits, and addressing the shortcomings of the technology, the decentralized world of blockchain continues to dream big. Buzzwords like decentralized finance (DeFi), non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and decentralized digital identities (DIDs) frequently attract headlines. Although they are all awash with hype and far from mainstream adoption, they come with a powerful value proposition and a desire to transform core market infrastructure.

Reasons to buy

The adoption of blockchain has lagged behind that of other emerging technologies. The reason is that few understand blockchain. This report addresses that issue, providing a detailed, yet easy-to-follow overview of the technology that highlights its key characteristics and describes how blockchain works.

The report also includes details of sector-specific use cases across 19 industries, including banking & payments, mining, pharmaceuticals, retail, and travel & tourism.

Our comprehensive value chain includes details of the leading players in areas like blockchain services, helping companies decide which vendors they should partner with on blockchain implementation projects.

Companies mentioned

IBM

Microsoft

Oracle

Amazon

Alibaba

Tencent

Baidu

VMWare

SAP

Kaleido

Huawei

HPE

Accenture

Infosys

Wipro

TCS

EY

NTT Data

Cognizant

KPMG

DXC Technology

Deloitte

Tech Mahindra

Honeywell

Circle

Everledger

Salt Lending

OpenBazaar

Brave

Civic

Figure

Lamborghini

De Beers

Coinbase

Kraken

Animoca Brands

Digital Currency Group

Pantera Capital

Fenbushi Capital

Polychain Capital

Blockchain Capital

500Startups

Y Combinator

Andreessen Horowitz

Galaxy Digital Holding

Nxchange

Bondex

Polygon Group

FirstBlood Technologies

Whinestone

Tendermint

B-Harvest

Coincheck

Metaps Alpha

PayPal

Curv

Blockdeamon

Lunie International

Bison Trails

TomoChain

Lition

FTX Trading

Blockfolio

Swipe

Tagomi Trading

Fluidity Operations

CoinMarketCap

BIT Trade

DappReview

WazirX

Infura

D'Crypt

Diginex Global

Unicorn Investment

Chainspace

Facebook

Neutrino

JMU

8i Enterprises Acquisition

Temasek Holdings

Status

Element

Mastodon

Odysee

Unstoppable Domains

UJO Music

Theta

Netflix

Spotify

Ebay

LeoVegas

Betfair

Wagerr

Peerplays

OpenSea

DTCC

Austrlian Stock Exchange

HQLA

Tokeny Solutions

Securitizze

Paxos

Singapore Stock Exchange

Nivaura

tZero

Dlt Ledgers

Ant Financial

Visa

Tether

Bit Pesa

Prudential

Ping An

ChainThat

B3i

Maker

Compound

Lykke

Uniswap

Everex

0x

Airswap

Bancor

Etherisc

SkuChain

Vertax

Carrefour

Provenance

FoodLogiQ

Shipchain

Walmart

Cirulor

OriginTrail

MonetaGo

Factom

Qedit

Spring

Dataspace

Singularity Net

Particl

Portion

Filament

Moeco

FOAM

Chain of Things

Evernym

TrustStamp

Bloom

Serto

KYC Chain

Sony

DITTO

Rair

We Power

Shell

Power Ledger

Greeneum

Tennet

Siemens

Change Healthcare

Chainyard

MediLedger

Guardtime

Patientory

Pfizer

AmensourceBerger

Chronicled

Anthem

Steemit

Ninds

Signal

Opus

Livepeer

Dlive

Audius

Mythical Games

Forte

WAX

Dapper Labs

Flow

Socios.com

Bitmain

MicroBT

BigchainDB

Intel

Samsung

IPFS

Bitfury

Genesis Mining

DAppNode

Polymath

Nokia

Modex

Riot Blockchain

BitGo

Chainstack

AMD

Alchemy

DigitalOcean

Bloq

QuikNode

OVH

Avado

Canaan

Ebang

TSMC

Blockstream

Cudo Miner (Cudo Ventures)

Core Scientific

Storj

Filecoin

IOTA

SIA

Oceal Protocol

Arweave

Aleph

Datum

Swarm

0Chain

AlphaPoint

Atomyze

Tron

Tezos

Codex

BlockRules

Blocksquare

Toshiba

Western Digital

SK Hynix

Micron

Pure Storage

Hetzner

Contabo

Linode

Choopa

GetBlock

Rivet

Coimfirm

StrongBlock

Braiins

Poolin

BTC.com

ViaBTC

NiceHash

Ledger

Trezor (Satoshi Labs)

Metamask (ConsenSys)

Jaxx (Decentral)

MyEtherWallet

Exodus Movement

F2Pool

Huobi Pool

Slush Pool

Luxor Mining

Nova Block

Foundry

Okex

Coinfly

Electrum

Keepkey

Argent

Mycelium

Atomic Wallet

Argo Blockchain

Ecochain (Mechanical Technologies)

ePIC Blockchain

HiveOS

Streamr

Basic Attention Token

Helium

AAVE

Nexus Mutual

Geico

Progressive

Wells Fargo

T-Mobile

Verizon

Ethereum

R3

Bitcoin

Hyperledger (Linux Foundation)

ConsenSys

Multichain (Coin Sciences)

Stellar

Ripple

XinFin

Waves

Axoni

Hyperchain (Qulian Technology)

Digital Asset

NEO

Qtum

Kadena

Ava Labs

Openchain

Symbiont

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Players

Technology briefing

Trends

Industry analysis

Value chain

Companies

Sector scorecards

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