If “blockchain” is largely a metaphor for such operating principles, then ITEGA at this stage is very consistent with the gestalt of the blockchain movement, once you get beyond the very abstract and application-unspecific technology of chains of data blocks that are cryptographically linked. But it is too early to declare ITEGA as part of that movement — that will be determined by its governance process, by evolving perceptions of the term — and by eventual operation of ITEGA services in the marketpace.

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