The growth of blockchain technology
With the invention of Bitcoin in 2008, the world was introduced to a new concept, which revolutionized the whole of society. It was something that promised to have an impact upon every industry. This new concept was blockchain; the underlying technology that underpins Bitcoin.
Some describe blockchain as a revolution, whereas another school of thought believes that it is going to be more evolutionary, and it will take many years before any practical benefits of blockchain reach fruition. This thinking is correct to some extent, but, in my opinion, the revolution has already begun. It is a technology that has an impact on current technologies too and possesses the ability to change them at a fundamental level.
Many prominent organizations all around the world have moved on from the proof-of-concept stage and are already writing production systems utilizing blockchain. The disruptive potential of blockchain has now been fully recognized. For...