back to article Boffins: Confusing distributed ledger tech definitions create 'unrealistic expectations' about what it can do

Poorly defined and inconsistent terminology for distributed ledger technology systems has led to misconceptions and unrealistic expectations, academics have said. In a published report, the University of Cambridge Judge Business School researchers propose a new formal definition – and say that using it would render a number of …

  1. DJO Silver badge

    70's DJ

    DLT was also a rubbish 70's DJ but I thought this couldn't be about him but then I read this: DLT has resulted in “the widespread use of language and terminology which is frequently fuzzy, imprecise - That's Dave Lee Travis.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: 70's DJ

      So, the executive summary of the report is:-

      "Quack Quack Ooops"

  2. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    “the widespread use of language and terminology which is frequently fuzzy, imprecise, and inconsistent across different projects”

    Marketing...

    "widespread formation of unrealistic expectations as to what this technology can achieve"

    ...hype

    "Left unsolved, this disorderly use of language and conceptual terminology could" lead to sales.

    In short, IT vendor SOP.

  3. GIRZiM

    Bitcoin

    That's all you've got to say to the CEO/VEEP/whoever makes the golf-course decision that the entire organisation will be ripped apart and redesigned from the ground up in such a way that MS Office is now a decentralised, multi-cloud, blockchain killer-app microservice (our DevOps team are the best Distributed CryptoBlockCloud wranglers around and will have it configured and purring smoothly in no time).

    "It's like Bitcoin."

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