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Can you Afford U$90m for a Piece of Art?

by David Furlonger  |  August 18, 2019

[caption id="attachment_8" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Source: Pixabay.com Creative Commons[/caption] 2018 saw a record year for art prices, sales volumes and auction sales. Christies had their best year in history with over...

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Libra and Walmart "Blockchain" Tokens: Financial or Walled Garden Inclusion?

by Christophe Uzureau  |  August 18, 2019

Facebook has announced the development of a digital currency, Libra (cf. “Facebook Libra — Liberator or Trojan Horse”1 ) and Walmart has filed a patent application for a digital token...

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Facebook Libra Blockchain Making Crypto Politics Waves in Emerging WWL

by Homan Farahmand  |  June 23, 2019

Facebook Libra blockchain announcement is a notable example of two key concepts we introduced last year in “Maverick* Research: Crypto-Politics and ‘World Wide Ledger’ Will Rock Your Business Competition [1]”: crypto-politics and...

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What Blockchain and Cloud Computing Have in Common

by Marco Meinardi  |  May 21, 2019

Blockchain technologies provide ledger databases whose records are immutable and cryptographically-signed using a distributed consensus or validation protocol. These characteristics contributed to the popularity of blockchain to power transaction execution...

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Assessing Blockchain Platforms

by Homan Farahmand  |  April 11, 2019

What constitutes a blockchain platform, its design goals, and how that should be assessed have been a source of passionate debate among experts. This can be confusing for technical professionals...

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"Blockchain Technology Spectrum" - Special Report Published

by Rajesh Kandaswamy  |  October 25, 2018

We are pleased to share that Gartner's Blockchain Center of Excellence has published its third special report on blockchain - "Blockchain Technology Spectrum: A Gartner Theme Insight Report". This special report focuses on...

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Imagining the forest of World Wide Ledger from the Blockchain Trees

by Homan Farahmand  |  September 24, 2018

At Gartner we have a type of research – “Maverick” – that is designed to spark new, unconventional insights (unconstrained by our typical process) to deliver breakthrough, innovative and disruptive...

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Successful Blockchain Adoption May Not Start with a Use case

by Homan Farahmand  |  August 24, 2018

Successful blockchain adoption requires planning for converged business remodeling tasks and technical effort to experiment with the new ideas. If your first reaction to blockchain adoption is to quickly find...

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Does Decentralized Identity Need an Identity Neutrality Manifesto

by Homan Farahmand  |  July 12, 2018

If you are not familiar with the decentralized identity, you can start here. The promise of decentralized identity – self-sovereign identity in the case of people identity – is to...

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Blockchain - Decentralization or Bust?

by Rajesh Kandaswamy  |  May 21, 2018

Blockchain came from bitcoin. Bitcoin is about decentralization. So, Blockchain is about decentralization. And, blockchain cannot survive without decentralization. That’s how the narrative goes. But, is it really true? Let...

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