Decentralized Apps (DApps) & Blockchain State of The Industry: Q4 2020

Evolution of the Blockchain Industry Landscape during 2018–2020 (Q3)

It’s no secret that this year has accelerated the pace of digitization throughout all industries — some have welcomed it, while others are still coming to terms. However, those building applications both web and mobile alike are embracing this rapid change. There’s been an increasing need for many applications of today to finally leapfrog into the future shifting towards a decentralized rather than solely centralized technical stack at a time when our world is more digital than ever. Welcome, the DApps (Decentralized Applications) Stack. 

While still in the early innings, DApps have begun to see their moment in 2020 as the digitization of everything has made it clear that the next-generation of applications must be decentralized & distributed in some fashion to maintain a level of both uptime and customer success. 

The highly anticipated turning of the decade has turned out to be a pivotal year for the industry. It has brought with it crucial milestones such as DeFi increasing from $1 Billion to over $13 Billion in less than six months (May 28th-November), the migration from pilots to market adoption with enterprise applications from Salesforce, Toyota, CONA (Coke One North America), JP Morgan, and more, plus a thriving ecosystem. This all leading building towards a projected market spend of $41 billion by 2025 and $69 billion by 2027 on blockchain & DLT technologies.

On December 3rd, I’ll go in-depth on the year’s celebrated themes & use-cases, evolving Q4 2020 DApps & Blockchain Landscapes, and more to provide you with a roadmap for navigating 2021’s rapidly emerging distributed future successfully. You can expect takeaways on:

DApps Industry Landscape, Q2 2020 Edition
  • The 2020 DApps Landscape including new companies, venture funds, and leading categories (an updated Q3 2020 Blockchain industry map can be found here at Topio Networks for reference)
  • An overview of rising themes within the Enterprise from Decentralized Finance (DeFi), Digital Identity (DID), Distributed Storage, Zero-Knowledge Proofs (ZKPs), Tokenization, Digital Collectibles & NFTs, the immersive Virtual Economy and more.
  • Insights on the significant 2020 releases along with breakdowns of active & deployed Enterprise use cases that you need to be aware, and where venture capital is placing their bets.
  • Your 2021 strategic plan to successfully navigate the upcoming infrastructure deployments, emerging trends, new business models, areas of opportunity, and more!

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Author’s note, article also published on author’s Medium.