(Re)-Explaining the Blockchain in One Slide
I’ve been obsessed with explaining the blockchain to increasingly larger audiences, without going through technical detours.
Today, I made a presentation at the Red Chalk Group Blockchain in Insurance event in Chicago where I revealed for the first time an updated slide to describe the blockchain’s potential in a single slide.
This would be my 4th iteration at explaining the blockchain in one slide. The first 3 versions were the following:
Simple Blockchain Definition
Multi-Disciplinary View of the Blockchain
Multiple Identities View of the Blockchain
There is nothing wrong with these existing definitions. They are valid, but unlike these previous 3 versions, I wanted to focus the next iteration on “how to think about the blockchain”, i.e. give a framework for thinking about the blockchain opportunities for your particular projects or ideas.
To start with, I categorized what the blockchain enables into 4 segments:
- A Software Development Environment
- A Global Utility
- Enabling Trust Services
- Creating New Marketplaces
Each category includes a list of 3 bullets that expands on the realm of blockchain usage within these 4 categories. Here is the slide. My hope is that it generates ideas for anyone who is thinking about implementing blockchain innovations.
So much work to do on blockchain wild west. But it will be great adventure. I’m so excited 🙂