It’s been dismissed as a geeky fad, and exalted as the God Protocol. Among its supporters are futurists and cryptographers, venture capitalists and banks, governments and anarchists. Known by many as the backbone of bitcoin, blockchain technology promises to revolutionize the way financial institutions conduct transactions, and it's radically challenging how we think about the structure and activities of businesses more broadly. Love it or fear it, blockchain may prove to be the most important innovation since the creation of the Internet, either ushering in a new era of tech-driven prosperity or leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. In these disruptive times, what do business leaders need to know to not only survive, but thrive? And if blockchain is really here to stay, how can you get in on the ground floor?
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