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A simple scroll through Google search results for blockchain these days makes for interesting reading. Bitcoin and Ether reaching record highs and then falling (again). Government briefings on smart contracts and how lawyers and accountants will be out of work in 5 years. ICOs raising hundreds of millions from blue-chip Silicon Valley VCs. 30 different reports on how blockchain will help banks save billions. 10% of global GDP stored on blockchain platforms by 2025. Blockchain (or Distributed Ledger) hype amongst technology bloggers, startups and banks is masking an awkward truth. Some of the most promising blockchain applications are designed with corporate users in mind. Read more here…

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