Recently, the Blockchain craze has soared to new heights, as people are talking about using Blockchain for just about everything. This “everything Blockchain” phenomenon is leading to some interesting use cases. Even lawmakers are taking notice of Blockchain, talking with crypto enthusiasts to find common ground. The amount of money raised on the Blockchain, by means of ICOs, has already exceeded $1.2 bln year-to-date.
This year’s The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, endorsed by accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCooper as ‘the only global university rankings subjected to full, independent scrutiny of this nature,’ has seen 13 top global universities already having added Blockchain education to their curricula.
Still, while Blockchain has been nearly universally acknowledged as ‘The Next Big Thing’ its real world adoption has been slow and cumbersome. Even the original app of Blockchain--Bitcoin--has experienced slow uptake in the conservative and highly regulated banking and finance sectors.