2018 will bring a vast degree of innovation around ‘blockchain convergence’. The video below is an example of the type of blockchain convergence we'll see in the New Year:
Mobility-as-a-service (ridesharing + leasing)
Micro-payments using escrow contracts
Smart contract enabled instant remittance to multiple parties (vehicle owner, insurance, toll road, etc.) Powerful!
Carport or rooftop solar PV (distributed energy resources (DERs))
Note how many industries are involved, remarkable! (energy, transportation, finance, insurance, gov’t, IT)
The beauty of this product is that the consumer will interact w/ it using an app, and the blockchain transactions and fees will be behind the scenes just like internet protocols are today.