Nearly a year ago, at Consensus 2017, I bumped into blockchain lawyer Marco Santori, who made an interesting observation.
The industry was in a transition phase, as the “blockchain not bitcoin” talk of 2015 and 2016 was getting old and cryptocurrencies were about to come back with a vengeance, fueled in part by the initial coin offering (ICO) boom. So, both the enterprise blockchain and crypto sectors of the industry were well represented among the crowd of 2,700 gathered in New York.
But Santori remarked that neither camp seemed to be talking or interacting much with the other. They had essentially become two separate industries.