Instead, we may have something that does what a blockchain does, only faster, cheaper and scalable. It'll look more like a graph than a linear chain.
A commissioner of Taiwan's capital city said it's working with the IOTA Foundation to develop a Digital Citizen Card using the Tangle ID system.
Having leapt up to fourth place in the cryptocurrency rankings, IOTA's prices are today witnessing what is a likely short-term slump.
IOTA's price has tanked since an MIT researcher revealed that code vulnerabilities had led to a patch for the widely-touted cryptocurrency.
If you've ever bought a used car you'll understand why BigchainDB has developed a platform that tracks vehicle history on a blockchain.
Another blockchain startup has announced it will no longer use bitcoin for its micropayments processing.
Is there a need for a use-case specific blockchain in IoT? Some companies believe that the idea is compelling.