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Blockchain breaks free from bitcoin

At Davos discussions swirl around the future of blockchain and Bitcoin

As Davos week progresses discussion of Blockchain continues to feature almost everywhere, with firms across Fintech, insurance and even travel talking about ways to use technology to power their businesses in the future.

Perhaps for the first time in these debates, the difference between Blockchain (the technology) and the crypto-currencies themselves (the assets) is starting to be better understood. Many still use the terms interchangeably but the sheer number of firms who are here advocating for Blockchain means they can’t do so for long before someone corrects them.

As one panellist said yesterday, Blockchain is here to stay, but Bitcoin, who knows?