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"Thelonious Hemlock, a blockchain enthusiast, wants only optimistic views on financial applications of distributed ledgers for an investor pitch. What should he steer clear of?
- The Bank of Canada paper testing conceptual payment systems on non-Bitcoin blockchains. It found they might not offer net benefits relative to the current centralized model.
- Cornell University Associate Professor Emin Gun Sirer's research on the ways Bitcoin and blockchains can fail. One vulnerability can take down the entire system. The hype is running ahead of reality, he argues.
- Gartner Inc.'s view that most enterprise blockchain projects don't actually need blockchain technology; they'd probably be more successful without it."
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