We have been following Blockchain as a theme for quite some time. Truly understanding where to play in the eco-system is key for any new entrants or existing businesses who are looking to pivot away from Bitcoin into the world of more generally acceptable public / private distributed ledger systems. 

Mc Kinsey have summarised some pertinent points in a recent article which we thought worth sharing.

http://www.mckinsey.com/industries/high-tech/our-insights/how-blockchains-could-change-the-world