A bit like job ads with 5 years experience wanted of a 2 year old technology
Ignoring the at your own risk, name change scenario
“I doubt anyone in this audience thinks it would be acceptable for a public company with no meaningful track record in pursuing the commercialization of distributed ledger or blockchain technology to (snip)"
Not that many companies will have a meaningful track record in blockchain tech ... because its relatively recent and has (until recently) been quite niche.
If we follow that logic, whenever something "new" bursts on the scene (be it bubble or with firmer foundations) then only early adopters can publicise (in their name) that they are involved in this area ...