Adam James · May 29, 2018 · 8:30 pm
More than 80,000 projects claiming to utilize blockchain technology have launched worldwide since Bitcoin’s underlying technology became the hottest buzzword in business. Of those projects, only a mere eight percent are still active, and the average lifespan of any given project is roughly 1.22 years.
The China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) claims that only eight percent of the over 80,000 blockchain projects ever launched is still active today. Furthermore, blockchain projects only average a lifespan of roughly 1.22 years.
At the China International Big Data Industry Expo 2018, He Baohong, the director of CAICT’s Cloud Computing and Big Data Research Institute, explained:
[These projects] came out very quickly, but die quickly as well. In this circumstance, governments globally are accelerating their efforts to establish unified standards in order to help blockchain projects to achieve real-life applications.
The quick death which befalls the vast majority of blockchain projects hasn’t dissuaded private enterprises from taking an interest in the technology made famous by Bitcoin. Explained He Baohong:
We have established verifiable blockchain programs in China, and nearly 200 private enterprises have expressed interests to join. [This] will help blockchain technology and industry to become more transparent and open.
The fact that 92 percent of all blockchain projects fail shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s ever taken a look at the projects which occupy the latter half of the market capitalization rankings — where absurd, cheap, and fraudulent projects redefining the term “shitcoin” abound.
Recently, a Wall Street Journal review of 1,450 documents for digital coin offerings unveiled 271 indicators of fraudulent tactics — including “plagiarized investor documents,