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Blockchain - Thematic Research

Blockchain - Thematic Research

Summary

2018 will be a torrid year for blockchain technology. As the cost and complexity of implementing blockchain solutions becomes apparent, many of the early blockchain projects will either be quietly shelved in favour of more traditional approaches or they will evolve in a way which reduces their dependence on blockchain technology. While blockchain technology will have lost its gloss by 2025, it will have found its way in to the heart of many key business processes; especially those involving multiple, disparate, participants.

This report focuses on blockchain technology.

Scope

This report is part of our ecosystem of thematic investment research reports, supported by our “thematic engine”. About our Thematic Research Ecosystem -

  • GlobalData has developed a unique thematic methodology for valuing technology, media and telecom companies based on their relative strength in the big investment themes that are impacting their industry. Whilst most investment research is underpinned by backwards looking company valuation models, GlobalData’s thematic methodology identifies which companies are best placed to succeed in a future filled with multiple disruptive threats. To do this, GlobalData tracks the performance of the top 600 technology, media and telecom stocks against the 50 most important themes driving their earnings, generating 30,000 thematic scores. The algorithms in GlobalData’s “thematic engine” help to clearly identify the winners and losers within the TMT sector. Our 600 TMT stocks are categorised into 18 sectors. Each sector scorecard has a thematic screen, a risk screen and a valuation screen. Our thematic research ecosystem has a three-tiered reporting structure: single theme, multi-theme and sector scorecard. This report is a Multi-Theme report, covering all stocks, all sectors and all themes, giving readers a strong sense of how everything fits together and how conflicting themes might interact with one another.
Reasons to buy
  • Our thematic investment research product, supported by our thematic engine, is aimed at senior (C-Suite) executives in the corporate world as well as institutional investors.
  • Corporations: Helps CEOs in all industries understand the disruptive threats to their competitive landscape
  • Investors: Helps fund managers focus their time on the most interesting investment opportunities in global TMT.
  • Our unique differentiator, compared to all our rival thematic research houses, is that our thematic engine has a proven track record of predicting winners and losers.


PLAYERS
TRENDS
Technology themes
Macroeconomic themes
Regulatory themes
Blockchain use cases
INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
Permissioned DLT networks insert a degree of trust into the equation
Commercial blockchains are at least five years away
DLT faces several fundamental technical challenges
What are the primary use cases for blockchain technology?
Market size and growth forecasts
Competitive analysis
Mergers and acquisitions
The ICO as a way to print free money
Notable ICO scams of 2017
Successful ICOs
Timeline
VALUE CHAIN
Asset registries
Financial services platforms
Industrial platforms
COMPANIES SECTION
Public Companies
Private companies
SECTOR SCORECARDS
IT services sector Scorecard
Who’s who in the IT services sector
Thematic screen
Valuation screen
Risk screen
Application software sector scorecard
Who’s who in the application software sector
Thematic screen
Valuation screen
Risk screen
TECHNOLOGY BRIEFING
Introducing blockchain and distributed ledger technology
Using cryptographic hashes to make ledgers tamper-proof
Distributing the ledger so that everyone can access it easily
Using blocks as a mechanism for co-ordinating transactions without requiring a single central point of control
How has blockchain technology developed over the last decade?
GLOSSARY
APPENDIX: OUR “THEMATIC” RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

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