Few technologies have been more hyped recently than blockchain. Lauded as everything from a banking revolution to the next phase of the internet, blockchain has spawned a sometimes dubious new industry in cryptocurrencies due to its creation as the foundation for Bitcoin. But what’s the truth behind these inflated expectations? Many large organisations are experimenting with blockchain and reporting positive results, and more real-world uses are emerging – could it become a mainstream corporate technology soon? In this CW500 video, we examine the real potential of blockchain with Mirka Skrzypczak, head of working capital & trade products at Royal Bank of Scotland, talking to Computer Weekly editor in chief Bryan Glick about experiences as an early adopter and the benefits achieved.