The World Economic Forum is predicting that, by the year 2027, worldwide about 10 percent of GDP will be processed using blockchain technology. In its highly noted "Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies", Gartner Research concurs, pointing to an impending blockchain breakthrough within the next five to ten years.
This up-and-coming trend is reason enough for an entire day to be devoted to the topic at CEBIT 2018, in the form of the CEBIT Blockchain Summit on Thursday, 14 June, on the Grand Central Stage in Hall 27. The summit will be opened by Dr. Wolfgang Prinz of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology, who will be addressing what all the blockchain excitement is about.
For over two years, Prinz has been dealing with the technological nuts and bolts of blockchain, while developing and evaluating blockchain-based applications.