Blockchain Futures: Map + Perspectives
Blockchain Futures: 2017-2027
By 2027, audacious blockchain experiments will reshape the way we think about everything from cash to computing, from identity to governance. Starting from the cryptocurrencies of today, these experiments will build on the unique affordances of blockchain architectures to create radical zones of transformation. They will catalyze—and be catalyzed by—advances in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things. These chain reactions will coalesce to create a global infrastructure for trusted computing that will touch every sector, every market, every household.
The following materials were created to quickly get you up to speed on this powerful new technology, to help you understand how blockchains are reshaping the world at the intersection of money, technology, governance, and human identity, and to serve as tools for you to consider and develop blockchain strategies for your organization.
- Blockchain Map of the Decade
An overview of how blockchains will be used in conjunction with advances in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things to create a global infrastructure for trusted computing that will touch every sector, every market, and every household.
- Binding Commitments: The Future of Blockchain Governance and Distributed Organizations
A perspective paper that examines blockchain-based alternatives to present forms of governance, and how they can be used to minimize corruption, bureaucracy, and inaction.
- Changing Hands: The Future of Blockchain Peer-to-Peer Economies
A perspective paper that looks into the implications of new digital currency economies that enable peer-to-peer transactions and eliminate the need for third-party facilitators.
- Distributed Reflections: The Future of Blockchain Identity
A perspective paper that presents new opportunities for individuals to take ownership of their identities to prove who they are, what they are authorized to do, what they are entitled to receive or access, or where they are allowed to go.
Understand the Blockchain in Two Minutes
Our animated explainer video has been viewed over 2.4 million times on YouTube (narrated by Olivia Olson, voice of Marceline the Vampire Queen in the hit Cartoon Network series, Adventure Time.)
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