Bitcoin, Stablecoin, Blockchain, Enterprise Ledger … WTF? | ETF Trends

By Chris Skinner via

I used to blog about blockchain and cryptocurrency almost every day. I stopped as it got too hyped, scammed and boring.

In fact, my last blog was about the blockchain hype being dead, but the blockchain dream is still very much alive.

Now, most people think that blockchain is something to do with bitcoin, but it’s got hardly anything to do with bitcoin. For example, Forbes published a list of the top 50 developments in blockchain last month. Here’s their intro:

Introducing Forbes Blockchain 50

According to International Data Corp, total corporate and government spending on blockchain should hit $2.9 billion in 2019, an increase of 89% over the previous year, and reach $12.4 billion by 2022. When PwC surveyed 600 execs last year, 84% said their companies are involved with blockchain. With assistance from industry consultants and other experts, Forbes’ team of reporters and editors identified big companies actively exploring blockchain through industry consortiums and other proprietary projects. Our new list features 50—with minimum revenues or valuations of $1 billion, and U.S. operations— that are currently leading the way in adapting decentralized ledgers to their operating needs.

It’s an interesting list, analysed by Blockdata on Medium, who found that the top three platforms are Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric and Corda (note: only Ethereum is technically using blockchain).

Click here to read the entire article on Iris.