“We have seen a rise in the number and sophistication of engagement around blockchain just within the past six months. It's partly driven by more startup companies entering the market with products, and partly awareness about blockchain from more media coverage,” Shrier said. “Blockchain is a transformational technology on par with artificial intelligence in its potential scope and impact, and we expect to see the adoption trend to continue and accelerate in the next three to five years.”
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