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The Future of Blockchain OverviewJuniper is the only analyst house specialising in blockchain research, providing key insights into market trends, technology platform provider activities and corporate deployments, informed by an extensive enterprise market survey and interviews with players across the value chain.

As enterprises across an array of verticals discover new use cases for blockchain, Juniper's Future of Blockchain research service provides the most comprehensive analysis available of how and why this technology is rapidly gaining traction. 

This research analyses the key trends shaping the blockchain landscape, including the emergence of vertical-centric, R&D-focused consortia, highlighting the key challenges which blockchain’s proponents need to overcome if the technology is to gain true mass adoption.

This research suite includes:
  • Deep Dive Strategy & Competition (PDF)
  • Deep Dive Data & Forecasting (PDF & Excel)
  • Executive Summary & Core Findings (PDF)
Blockchain Survey
As an addition, the suite can be purchased together with the full findings from an attendant enterprise survey of nearly 400 company founders, executives, managers and IT specialists which provides further insights in corporate thinking behind blockchain deployments (PPT).

Key Features

  • Provides comprehensive and comparative analysis of 9 blockchain use cases, including settlement, insurance, land registry and healthcare, including heatmap-based ‘best fit’ opportunities benchmarking and assessment matrix.
  • Blockchain deployment status and roadmaps informed by an enterprise survey of nearly 400 company founders, executives, managers and IT specialists.
  • Market Dynamics: Strategic analysis of the major trends and key debates in blockchain, including:
    • Public vs private blockchains
    • Standardisation and interoperability
    • VC investment levels
  • Interviews with leading players across the blockchain ecosystem, including:
    • Chain
    • EdgeVerve
    • Gemalto
    • Hyperledger
  • Vendor Profiles & Leaderboard: Key player capability and capacity assessment, together with Leaderboard vendor positioning for 12 technology providers in the blockchain space.
  • Benchmark Industry Forecasts: Provided for Bitcoin and altcoin user numbers, transaction volumes and transaction values.

Key Questions

  1. Which industries and use cases stand to benefit most from blockchain technology?
  2. What challenges do public blockchains pose?
  3. Which technology providers do enterprises regard as blockchain leaders, and which emerge as the head of Juniper’s Leaderboard?
  4. What is the scale of VC investment into blockchain companies?
  5. How much will cryptocurrency transactions be worth over the next 5 years?

Companies Referenced

Interviewed: Chain, EdgeVerve Systems, Gemalto, Hyperledger.
Profiled: BlockCypher, Chain, ChromaWay, Circle, Credits, Deloitte, Digital Asset, EdgeVerve Systems, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Symbiont.
Case Studied: DAO (Decentralised Autonomous Organisation), Hyperledger, Lantmäteriat (the Swedish National Land Survey), Visa.
Mentioned: 21 Inc, Abra, Accenture, ACORD (Association for Cooperative Research and Development), Aegon, Ageas, Alibaba, Align, Allianz, Alternatifbank, Amazon, American Express, ANSI (American Standards Institute), ASCAP (American Society for Composers, Authors and Publishers), ASX (Australian Securities Exchange), AT&T, Axis Bank, Axoni, Baidu, Bank of America, Barclays, BBVA, Benetech, Betable, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Bitcoin Investment Trust, Bitcoin Opportunity Fund, bitFlyer, BitFury, BitPesa, Bits of Proof, BitSE, bitwage, Blockstack, Blockstream, Bloq, BNP Paribas, BNY Mellon, Bosch, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Cambridge Innovation Center, Capital One, Chamber of Digital Commerce, China Unicom, China UnionPay, Chronicled, Cisco, Citigroup, Clearmatics, Coinbase,, CollabNet, ColliderX, Colu, Commercial Bank, ConsenSys (Consensus Systems), Credit Suisse, CreditEase, CreditKarma, Daimler, Danish Central Bank, DCC (Deloitte Cryptocurrency Community), Delaware Blockchain Initiative, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Börse Group, Digital Currency Group, DigitalX, DTCC (The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation), EDF Lumnus, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Elevence Digital Finance AG, E-LOAN, Emirates NBD, Enel SpA, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, EPC (European Payment Council), Ernst & Young, Estonian Banking Association, Estonian Stock Exchange, European Land Information Service, Everledger, Facebook, Fidor, Filament, Financial Conduct Authority, First Data, Fiserv, FoxconnTechnology Group, Fujitsu, Gem, Generali, GitHub, Global Fund for Women, Goldman Sachs, Google, Gyft, Hannover Re, Hashed Health, Hitachi, HM Land Registry, hub:raum, Hundsun, Iberdrola, IC3 (Initiative for Cryptocurrency and Contracts), ICAP, ICICI Bank, IoT Alliance, Ipreo, ISITC (International Securities Association for Institutional Trade Communication), ISO (International Standards Organisation), ItBit, Japan Exchange Group, JP Morgan Chase, Juzhen Financials, Kairos Future, Kaiser Permanente, KB Kookmin, Korbit, KPMG, Landshypotek Bank, Lemonway. LHV Bank, Liberty Mutual, LO3 Energy, London Stock Exchange, Loyyal, MIT Media Lab, MommaZoo, Morgan Stanley, Mozilla Foundation, MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group), Munich Re, MUSO, Nasdaq, National Australian Bank, National Bank of Oman, NHS (National Health Service), Northern Trust, NTT Data Corporation, NYDFS (New York Department of Financial Services), Oaken Innovations, Orange, Orebits, Oxchain, Pivit, PokitDok, Ponton, Porsche, Portuguese Association of Investment Funds, Pension Funds and Asset Management, Prosper, PRS for Music, PwC, R3 CEV, Resonate, Ripple Labs, RWE AG, SACEM (Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music), Santander, SAP, SBAB Bank, SBI Securities, SecondMarket, SecureKey, ShoCard, Siemens, SilverLake, SIX Securities Services, Skyspace, Softbank, Sprint, SSX (Sydney Stock Exchange), Standards Australia, Stellar Development Foundation, Stratumn, Swedish Riksbank, SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), Swiss Re, Swisscom, TBCASoft, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Telia, Telstra, Thales, The Linux Foundation, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance, Toyota, Ubitquity, UBS, Ujo Music, United Arab Bank, Verizon, WeChat, Wien Energy, World Bank, World Economic Forum, YES Bank, ZTE, Zurich.

Data & Interactive Forecast

Juniper’s Future of Blockchain forecast suite includes:
  • Regional splits for 8 key regions, as well as 5 country level data splits for:
    • Canada
    • China
    • Japan
    • UK
    • US
  • User numbers, transaction volumes and transaction values for:
    • Bitcoin
    • Altcoin
  • Interactive Scenario Tool allowing users to manipulate Juniper’s data for 7 different metrics.
  • Access to the full set of forecast data of 24 tables and more than 2,300 datapoints.
Juniper Research’s highly granular Interactive Forecast Excels (IFxls) enable clients to manipulate Juniper’s forecast data and charts to test their own assumptions by using the Interactive Scenario Tool, and compare select markets and sectors side by side in customised charts and tables. IFxls greatly increase clients’ ability to both understand a particular market and to integrate their own views into the model.


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The Future of Blockchain
8 Key Regions - includes North America, Latin America, West Europe, Central & East Europe, Far East & China, Indian Subcontinent, Rest of Asia Pacific and Africa & Middle East
Canada, China, Japan, UK, USA


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