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Blockchain is a foundational technology that has the potential to disrupt and transform existing business models by significantly altering the underlying digital infrastructure and rules of engagement. The Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) service looks at blockchain applications and other DLT beyond digital currencies and financial services. The aim is to focus on the use of DLT in areas such as supply chain and manufacturing; smart spaces (factories, utilities and cities); identity, privacy and security; governance structures; analytics and data management; database and network services; healthcare; and transportation.

Executive Foresights

Do Mobile Service Providers Have a Role to Play in the Decentralized Web?

2Q 2018

When the World Wide Web was conceived, it was designed as a distributed, decentralized network of information nodes, where everyone could host a website to share information. The concept of Web 2.0 introduced interactive features on the existing web domain, where users could interact with web pages as opposed to the information being one-way. On the other hand, the relatively recent dominance of Amazon, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and many other walled gardens has, in a way, centralized the gathering of information and social interaction within these walled gardens, each with its own business priority: Amazon for retail, Facebook and Google for advertisements, and LinkedIn for recruitment. This means that the user experience, data ownership, and control are now under the jurisdiction of corporations, and this may lead to unknown side effects, as illustrated by the most recent Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, where Facebook data was used by the latter company to influence elections in the United States.

Insights

What can Blockchains do for Media?

4Q 2017

We have started to see a flurry of activity with blockchain oriented companies attempting to improve the media environment. Blockchains are distributed computing systems which rely on advanced cryptography. While Bitcoin is the best known, Etherium is generally behind more applications beyond the relatively limited purpose financial network.

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Dominique Bonte

Vice President, Verticals/End Markets

Dimitris Mavrakis

Research Director

Michela Menting

Research Director

Pierce Owen

Principal Analyst