Blockchain — bitcoin’s underlying technology — could next disrupt the transportation sector

According to Morgan Stanley, blockchain “has the potential to join autonomous trucks, drones, and the ‘uberization’ of freight as a key disruptive technology that can bring operating and cost efficiency to supply chains—while also being a threat to existing asset-light business models.”

The investment bank, in a research report, noted that blockchain usage was still in its “early days” with respect to freight transportation, but added there were numerous potential uses, particularly in areas related to security, automation, and supply-chain visibility.