Blockchain appears to be racing through an emotional cycle of initial excitement, hyper exposure, rapid (sometimes desperate/random) searches for application, and now possibly 'blockchain fatigue' as this article suggests.
It seems a shame that we can't take a requirements centric approach, whereby we calmly consider blockchain as one of a range of solutions to a problem or opportunity. In many circumstances the 'one version of the truth' that blockchain promises can be delivered through other methods. But blockchain has huge potential - it would be a shame if we left it behind before the right problem found it at the right time.
Deloitte principal Eric Piscini, for example, has gone so far as to label 2017 the blockchain industry's "make-or-break year", arguing that unless the financial services industry can demonstrate "real-world implementations", the technology risks succumbing to "boardroom fatigue". And he's not alone in positioning this as the narrative for the year.