The Public-Private Blockchain Singularity May Be Close At Hand
A year ago, enterprise blockchain and cryptocurrency were essentially separate industries. Now come signs that these camps might be slowly converging.
While scaling challenges abound, it's clear public blockchains offer something quite different to traditional databases, says Balaji S. Srinivasan.
Tobacco giant Philip Morris is working on a "public blockchain," an executive said, though not quite in the commonly understood sense.
In a rare example of real-world business deployment, Breitling is registering watches on a blockchain to track their provenance from owner to owner.
Is it time to rethink private blockchains? The World Bank's "blockchain bond" success has reinvigorated that question.