In one of my earlier blogs I wrote that we are beyond the hype of blockchain and distributed ledger technology. Support in the financial industry and beyond for this technology is accelerating in  a rapid way. A lot of time and money is now invested into blockchain and its applications. “Distributed ledger technology is set to move out of the test environment and into the wild next year, with nearly two thirds of banks expecting to be in production with full-scale, commercial blockchain projects by 2019”, according to recent research from IBM.