Today’s decentralized applications are just scratching the surface when it comes to their potential. Since the technology continues to evolve, we will witness additional use cases emerge. At the moment, the most significant obstacle standing in the way of widespread blockchain implementation is stakeholder management, namely bringing rivals and collaborators together to tackle common issues.
As with the blockchain technology that underpins most cryptocurrencies, smart contracts evolved from less-than-complete technologies. In the case of smart contracts, they are developed from older electronic instruction execution systems that used if/else statements and other conditional logic to generate a conclusion depending on the data supplied.