Blockchain’s promise is so over the top that small tasks such as finally solving interoperability, securing all patient data, overhauling the supply chain, transforming electronic health records and generally saving the world are only scratching the surface of its myriad, much-hyped use cases.

Blockchain won’t save the world, of course. It likely won’t even deliver on many of its sky-high hopes – at least not soon. But before that realization settles in, the hype will continue even as a healthy degree of skepticism grows.

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