Good article on the pros and cons of using existing blockchain platforms. But I do not agree with the assertion of building your own blockchain — I know you mention that it is very difficult. But people reading this article should be well aware that running your own blockchain is NOT AT ALL an easy task.
(Kai Stinchcombe’s two articles (in December and April) and Clemens Vasters’ post are critical of blockchain and have gone mainly unchallenged)
Kai S.’s article is not a good reference — it was so incorrect technically, that a lot of the blockchain folks might not have even bothered to give a…
Blockchain, or more precisely the technologies behind the Bitcoin system, are here to stay, because the underlying principles are far too solid. It is not a Ponzi scheme, nor is it a bubble full of hot air. Granted, there are a bunch of over-hyped projects, but that doesn’t mean ALL of them are nonsense.