Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/16/2017 -- Blockchain technology refers to a distributed database for all the digital transactions, which eliminates the need for the third party to authenticate the transactions. In recent years several consumers, institutions, and organizations are adopting blockchain technology as it not only reduces the transaction cost as it removes a point of verification but also speeds up the actual transaction process. Owing to this very reason the global market is expected to witness a remarkable progress rate in the coming few years. According to the research report, the global blockchain technology market was valued at US$315.9 mn in 2015 and is expected to reach US$20 bn by the end of 2024. During the forecast years of 2016 and 2024, the global market is expected to rise at a CAGR of 58.7%.
Analysts anticipate that the global blockchain technology market will witness a spike in demand as it is known to reduce the risks related to frauds and identity thefts. Citing this reason, financial institutions are exploring options of collaborating with blockchain startups as well as investing in their research and development projects. The proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) across various industries is also expected to play a crucial part in the uptake of these technologies. For instance, the banking sector is continuously working on the digitization of its services and facilities, which is likely to encourage swift uptake of blockchain technology in the coming years. Some of the potential areas for growth for the blockchain technology market are the smart contract, smart property, non-financial sector, healthcare, and music industries.
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The global blockchain technology market is driven by the demand for decentralized data and eliminating intermediaries so as to secure online payment. The automation of transactions have eliminated the need for documentation and this is making blockchain technology secure. The real time tracking of transactions, averting frauds and errors when making online payments will also fuel the adoption of blockchain technology. These economic benefits of blockchain technology will boost the growth of the market in the forecast period. Since transactions can be speedy with the help of blockchain technology, it is in demand from both financial and non financial services.
The introduction of artificial intelligence is driving the growth prospects of this market. The adoption of blockchain technology based applications such as exchanges, payments, documentation, and digital identities is increasing, and this will drive the growth of the market worldwide.
One of the factors restraining the growth of the blockchain market is the increasing size of the database and blockchain, resulting in problems relating to synchronization and storage of data. The continued use of traditional technology owing to a lack of awareness about the benefits offered by blockchain technology will also act as a challenge. In addition to this, stringent government regulations, playing a critical role in the deployment of large scale technology shall also pose a challenge for the blockchain technology market. Players need to adhere to regulatory compliances and privacy laws which differ from country to country, and this is another issue hampering the growth of the market. .
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In terms of geography, the global blockchain technology market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and South America. Of these North America held the largest share in the global market in 2015. The dominance of this region was attributable to the presence of several leading players and increasing investments in the development of their technology. The report suggests that the U.S. is expected to be the key contributor to the rising revenue of North America blockchain technology market in the coming years. The overall acceptance of technology in the region is also likely to boost the regional market in the coming years.
Additionally, Asia Pacific is also expected to show a significant growth rate in the global blockchain technology market. This regional market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 61.3% in the coming years. The booming economies of China, Japan, and India and their strengthening resolve to digitize their economies is expected to play an important role in shaping the trajectory of the Asia Pacific blockchain technology market in the coming years. In the meanwhile, rising investments in blockchain technology in developing regions of the Middle East and South America are also expected to help the market gain momentum, especially in the financial sector in the coming years.
The key players operating in the global blockchain technology market are Microsoft Corporation, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, IBM Corporation, R3, Chain Inc., Consensus Systems (ConsenSys), Ripple, Digital Asset Holdings LLC, and Credits. The competition is high in the market due to the strong presence of several players. Most of these companies are expected to focus on mergers and acquisitions to improve their consumer base and enhance their product offerings.