With the advent of blockchain technology and smart contracts, a new paradigm of global enterprises is quickly emerging. As organizations combine forces in innovative ways, a new form of partnership called a Decentralized Conglomerate is now touted as being the “cutting-edge method” of building communities and establishing diversity in the marketplace. It’s a brave new world – if it wasn’t already before.

We’ve all heard of industrial conglomerates like Phillip Morris Group and Hanson Plc. Then there are internet and digital conglomerates like Google GOOGL -0.39% and its parent company Alphabet, which has extended far beyond the basic search engine and goal of organizing the world’s information. One could also cite Time Warner TWX -0.96% amongst other industrial sectors.