Have Your Initial Blockchain Projects Yielded Positive Results?

According to Gartner Group, blockchain technology has entered the “Trough of Disillusionment.” Kind of sounds bad doesn’t it? Just as we’re getting our minds around how blockchain can be used for other business applications than cryptocurrency, the technology hits the trough.


Gartner’s Hype Cycle defines the Trough of Disillusionment as the point at which “interest wanes as experiments and implementations fail to deliver. Producers of the technology shake out or fail. Investments continue only if the surviving providers improve their products to the satisfaction of early adopters.”


The Trough of Disillusionment is not nearly as bad as it ...

Primed for FinTech Success in a Post-Amazon World

TAG’s Fintech Society recently hosted a Lunch & Learn event featuring a panel titled “Financial Services in a Post-Amazon World,” focusing on the impact disruptors like Amazon have had on financial services and changed user expectations over the past 15 years.


The session was held at the Perimeter location of ROAM’s co-working space; the panel was moderated by Terry Ammons, partner at accounting and advisory firm Porter Keadle Moore. He was joined onstage by Robert Skiba, executive vice president at prepaid retail card leader InComm, Matt Reiner, co-founder and CEO of digital financial advisor assistant Wela, and JR Llewellyn, ...


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