The results of a recent Deloitte survey have pointed to blockchain technology emerging as a key business focus for U.S. companies in many industries, with numerous executives in the consumer products and manufacturing; and technology, media and telecommunications sectors planning to spend the most in 2017.
Commissioned by Deloitte last month, the survey polled a sample of 308 senior executives in the U.S. at companies with $500 million or more in annual revenue. Respondents were familiar with and able to comment on their company’s blockchain investment plans; however, understanding of the technology was uneven according to the survey. Many senior executives are reported to still know little about it, while others place it among their company’s highest priorities. Some of the main points found in the report around blockchain adoption and investment are summarised below.