Blockchains are slow and bottlenecked by limited scalability. Meanwhile, decentralized databases maintain many of the benefits of a blockchain while potentially addressing scalability. Are these systems a viable alternative?
Blockchains have become more and more mainstream in the enterprise environment. Walmart is testing supply chain solutions to track lettuce, Spotify acquired Mediachain to test content licensing solutions, and Accenture is using the blockchain to add trust to insurance contracts.