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25. Summarizing and Going Further

Further developments, alternatives, and the future of the blockchain

Daniel Drescher

(1)Frankfurt am Main, Germany

This step finishes this intellectual journey through the blockchain universe. After highlighting areas of further development and research, this step considers possible accomplishments of the blockchain within society. Before concluding with some comments about possible future trends in using the blockchain, this step also discusses some of its possible disadvantages.

The Metaphor

In 1994, a computer scientist and inventor described a software system he was about to develop1:

  • Decentralization: No central authority ...

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