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Coined by Tim Swanson of R3, chainwashing is a way to describe the hype surrounding blockchains. Much like companies started to offer “cloud this” and “cloud that” when cloud servers became popular, chainwashing is where everyone is either trying to develop a blockchain or simply labelling their products “blockchain XYZ” in a bid to cash in on the hype.

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