Blockchain: From irrational exuberance to genuine adoption – and where to go from here

Thanks to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, blockchain has become associated with speculators and maverick investors. But with the excitement around cryptocurrencies having tempered somewhat attention is now turning to blockchain’s more practical uses. The industrial and commercial sectors, which make up the bulk of GDP in many developed economies, are building applications that will increase their efficiency and overall transparency.

Companies that embrace this shift not only...