To say technology is evolving quicker than a decade ago when Satoshi Nakamoto published his bitcoin white paper is an understatement. Just compare your smartphone to the BlackBerry or iPhone 3G that you probably sported in 2008.

The mobile Internet has come a long way. The same holds true for distributed ledger technology.

Although Wall Street may be mere months away from seeing the first DLT-based service go into production, many technologists already are discussions DLT 3.0. The next-next-generation of the technology will bring new business models to market that never could never be supported by today’s technology.

One possible example suggested by Igor Telyatnikov, president and COO of AlphaPoint, at the Synchronize 2018 conference in Manhattan involved a community-owned autonomous car, which would be a shared service. When no one in the community is using the vehicle, it would generate income as an Uber or Lyft driver and refuel itself using its earnings from the ride services.

But to get to 3.0, the industry first needs to adopt DLT version 2.0. For the past two to three years DLT’s sales pitch has been reducing operational friction and improving process efficiency, which is well and good. Read more from…

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