Spot on !
I've been tasked with deep understanding of blockchain for my employer and have just submitted a report saying exactly this.
It's amazing how many people out there are "ready now" to sell you a blockchain solution who - being kind - haven't the faintest idea how blockchain works.
Don't me wrong - the underlying hype *is* true. But needs a whole infrastructure to grow up around it first.
My prediction (and where you could invest a few spare quid) ? "Blockchain brokers" who will take on the computing (and energy) intensive part of actually *running* a blockchain, and act as "BSPs" for the wider world. They will also keep publicly available copies of *previous* blockchains. Because one thing my research has shown is blockchains will grow. And grow. And grow.
Oh, the acid test for seeing if you are being sold snake oil, is to let the putative vendor sell you the "next big thing" and then ask them for a job in "the next big thing".
AC because I have already pissed off some Hipster start ups ...