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Beyond Bitcoin: What to Do with Blockchain?

May 2017 Presentation
Nelson Petracek (TIBCO Software, Inc.)

Blockchain is an emerging technology that is receiving interest among enterprises and analysts. It has potential far beyond the cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

This presentation was created for a conference series or symposium and does not necessarily reflect the positions and views of the Software Engineering Institute.

Abstract

Most people have heard of Bitcoin, and they know that blockchain is one of the underlying concepts behind this cryptocurrency. Blockchain is an emerging technology that is receiving a lot of interest—and hype—across enterprises and among analysts. But what does blockchain technology mean for the broader enterprise? It has the potential to greatly disrupt a large number of business processes across various verticals, far beyond Bitcoin. How can blockchain technologies be applied in different verticals, and what does this mean for traditional database-centric approaches? Join this session to learn about blockchain, associated concepts such as smart contracts, and how these technologies may be applied in various use cases and verticals.