It’s fair to say that blockchain hype has been fading in 2019. It all started around Christmas time last year, when Blythe Masters, the posterchild for mainstream blockchain adoption, stood down from her role as CEO of Digital Asset Holdings. It continued when hitherto blockchain hype-meisters McKinsey declared that “evidence for a practical scalable use for blockchain is thin on the ground”. And it persisted even as Facebook attempted to roll out a version of blockchain that would feature no blocks or chains. A quick search of Google Trends shows you interest in the technology peaking at the end of 2017, and falling off ever since. But that doesn’t mean that some people aren’t still jumping on the block-wagon. Oh no. This is from the Old Etonian Association’s annual review of the
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