Blockchain opportunities in TMT

December 08, 2017  | Subscribers Only

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Blockchain is a distributed digital ledger technology which is used to record various types of transactions. As the underlying technology enabling Bitcoin, blockchain is currently being considered for a wide range of applications across many vertical markets, such as telecoms, music, games and advertising.


  • What is blockchain?
  • Operator and platform blockchain investments and activities
  • Other blockchain TMT use cases
  • Blockchain challenges and strategies

In this report:

  • What is blockchain?
  • Blockchain use cases for various industries
  • Blockchain attracts significant funding from venture capital firms
  • Blockchain/Bitcoin funding deals historical 2011-2016
  • Mobile operators aim to capitalize early on blockchain activity
  • How can operators play a role?
  • Mobile operators aim to capitalize early on blockchain activity
  • Big technology platforms have a diverse range of blockchain related investments and activities
  • Enterprise, consumer, media and commerce companies all make blockchain investments
  • Music: licensing and payments
  • Advertising: using blockchain to improve transparency, measurement and attribution
  • Games: digital content market places and P2P communities
  • Consumer Electronics: Supply Chain & Inventory Management
  • Blockchain is increasingly penetrating the financial services industry
  • Despite its clear promise, blockchain technology is not a panacea
  • – existing solutions may still be best
  • Is blockchain the answer for your business? 

 List of tables and charts:

  • Select blockchain/bitcoin funding by company 2015-2017 ($m)
  • Blockchain/Bitcoin funding deals by country (5 deals or more) 2011-2016
  • Blockchain/Bitcoin funding deals historical 2011-2016

Number of Pages:  28

Number of Tables and Charts: 3

Jack Kent

Director, Media and Advertising

Jack Kent leads IHS Markit’s Media and Advertising research, heading up a team of analysts covering Games, Cinema, TV Channels & Programming, Home Entertainment and Advertising research.

Dinesh Kithany

Lead Industry Analyst, Wireless Power and Power Supply

Dinesh Kithany is a senior principal analyst working in Smart Building, Home and Cities Technology team at Omdia in the U.K.

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