Led by Senior Intelligence Analyst Nick Pappageorge
Blockchain technology has shown promise to replace parts of the IT stack, track our physical world, and trace supply chains. While still yet to be proven, decentralization has the potential to upend the database as we know it.
That is, if companies and crypto projects can get around the familiar coordination problems. Right now, corporate giants like Walmart, Nestle, UPS, and even oil & gas companies are all testing blockchain pilots of their own.
Meanwhile, startups are working (and ICOing) systems that might impact shipping containers, M2M payments, IoT sensors, cybersecurity, and food production. Still, much has yet to be proven in the space.
In this briefing, we look at:
- the hype behind blockchain, and why corporations are investing in blockchain-based solutions
- blockchain startups and interesting projects
- pilots tested by corporations such as Walmart
- the future of decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) and cryptonetworks
Nick Pappageorge is an intelligence analyst at CB Insights with focus on IoT, AR/VR, and robotics. Prior to analyzing startups and venture capital at CB Insights, Nick worked at 3D printing company Makerbot Industries in a research role, and in Latin America for the Libra Group.
Nick is a graduate of Hamilton College. His research has been cited in Forbes, Fortune, Wired, Quartz, The Wall St Journal, and Mary Meeker's Internet Trends deck, among other publications.