As major institutions have sought software concepts that rethink or remove bitcoin'sproof-of-work miningmechanism, so too have the firms involved with those products needed to seek hardware solutions that provide a similar level of security to their desired distributed ledgers.

Real-life is not about black & white completion or non-completion of smart contracts. Business and commerce is built around negotiation and legal interpretation of "what is reasonable".

Accenture's initiative aims to address these issues and will provoke controversy.