The blockchain revolution has taken an interesting turn.
While governments around the world have been cracking down on cryptocurrency, some of the smartest brains in the industry have been quietly taking blockchain tech into other sectors of the economy – and combining it with other emerging technologies in a way that, barely more than a few months ago, would have seemed unthinkable.
We’re talking trillions of dollars of wealth – to be won or lost. Because disruption on this scale is a double-edged sword.
If you’re on the right side of it, you can get rich from the chaos. That’s how the Rothschilds, the Waltons, the Kochs, the Bettencourts, even the House of Saud made their fortunes. When disruption happened – as it does every few generations – they placed their bets on the right side of history.
Those who were in denial – the “conservatives” who listened to the consensus of the experts of their day – they clung onto the past and, as a result, their wealth was transferred to the new guard.
As blockchain technology enters the mainstream, the biggest threats and opportunities will be where it meets and converges with other emerging technologies.