Von Ralf Keuper
Kann die Blockchain die hoch gesteckten bzw. hoch gezüchteten Erwartungen überhaupt noch erfüllen? Zweifel sind angebracht.
Die Zukunft der Blockchain könnte recht profan ausfallen, wie Siddharth Kalia in Blockchain Is Supposed to Work in the Background erläutert.
However, looking at blockchain as an application that solves some immediate business need may turn out to be a mistake in the long-run evolution of this technology. It is more plausible that the technology will evolve in a way that makes the blockchain a protocol layer, on which individual applications are then built. Such a system would be preferable in a global marketplace where no financial institution has to play in a system built by a competitor. It would also be preferred by regulators, because it standardizes applications and smart contracts, thus making it easier to monitor systemic risks.
Wie schon andere Autoren vor ihm, stellt Kalia fes…