StackOverflow 2019 Survey Results (Blockchain)

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2019
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via https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2019

Blockchain in the Real World

How Are Organizations Using Blockchain Technology?

Not at all

80.0%

Non-currency applications of blockchain

12.7%

Implementing cryptocurrency-based products

4.0%

Accepting Bitcoin or other coins and tokens as payments

2.1%

Implementing our own cryptocurrency

1.3%

48,175 responses

Most respondents on our survey say their organizations are not using or implementing blockchain technology, and the most common use reported is outside of currency. Developers in India are the most likely to say their organizations are using blockchain technology.

Developer Opinions on Blockchain Technology

Useful across many domains and could change many aspects of our lives

29.2%

Useful for immutable record keeping outside of currency

26.2%

A passing fad

16.8%

An irresponsible use of resources

15.6%

Useful for decentralized currency (i.e., Bitcoin)

12.2%

60,165 responses

When asked what they primarily believe about blockchain technology, respondents on our survey are largely optimistic about its broad usefulness. This optimism is largely concentrated among young, less experienced developers, however. The more experienced a respondent is, the more likely they are to say blockchain technology is an irresponsible use of resources.

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