The Other Hard Fork between Currency and Not

With the increasing enthusiasm various industries have for blockchains there is an emerging split between currency and non-currency applications or put another way, consumer and enterprise use cases. People looking to buy a coffee or some electronics will still have to rely on Bitcoin (I’ve yet to find many Ethereum merchants). The business blockchains are exceedingly internal efficiency focused and very few use cases have user stories with consumers using Ripple or R3 walletsv or contracts. My prediction is that we will continue to see P2P and B2C business models developed on public blockchains and the emergency of the new ERP, blockchain based transaction systems focused on B2B efficiencies completely invisible to consumers and the value of which unlikely to have tangible impact of consumer prices or products.

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