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Blockchain is a term that is used to describe what is essentially a decentralized database. It is a type of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). Other forms of decentralized systems exist, but blockchains remain the most popular, due to its association with Bitcoin and the origins of cryptocurrencies.

Blockchains consist of multiple blocks of data, that are linked together to form a chain. Its most valued properties are immutability and transparency. No new information can be verified that is in contradiction with previously verified data, and data cannot be changed without causing severe changes to the network. Transaction fees are also extremely low, which is an important factor in persuading incumbent financial institutions to adopt the technology for their own purposes. Blockchains can be either permissioned or permissionless, and different projects take different approaches on how their networks are governed.

Blockchain’s strengths have caused it to be quickly considered by many major companies, as well as smaller ones seeking to leverage the advantage for their own growth. However, given the relative newness of the technology, several technical limitations must still be overcome before the technology can reach a global scale. Chief among these is scalability, which determines the number of processes that can be transacted simultaneously or at least without significant delay. 

User-friendliness is another important issue to be tackled. To achieve mass adoption, experts in the field believe that the technology must be manifested in an accessible form, and this is another issue that several projects are tackling, which includes the development of the much vaunted decentralized apps (DAPPs).

In this tag, read blockchain news, price predictions, opinions and analyses created by users.

18/1//2020 Price Update: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Litcoin, OX(ZRX), STEEM, Steem Base Dollars (SBD), Basic Attention Token, Bitshare, DAI, XRP, EOS, Binance coin, Huobi token, Maker

18 Jan 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Daniella Blog

  Hello,How is you day going?It's another edition of DAILY CRYPTOS PRICE UPDATE.Today: 18/1/2020HAPPY NEW YEAR!Here we go again with a slight bearish trend this morning as the market goes down with about 0.6%, causing some drops in prices of cryptos...


18 Jan 2020 1 minute read 0 comments kibitex

BatMine will open a professionally built and operated crypto mining center in the European Union with the fastest hash power and lowest electricity rates available. This jurisdiction was chosen for its safe environment, an abundance of low cost green...

Time for changing the topic of my blog posts

18 Jan 2020 1 minute read 0 comments bitcoindelight

This blog post is more about my personal insights when it comes to posting on publish0x, steemit, creating content on youtube, etc. - my journey pretty much started in 2017 when I decided to vlog on youtube after joining a cloud mining contract. I ex... 5 Facts to know about Bitcoin cash (BCH).

18 Jan 2020 1 minute read 0 comments alberdioni8406

Article dedicated to the community here, where you earn Bitcoin Cash BCH from your content, its a Republished Article Original Found here from My Authorship. I'm really thankful for my journey into the community and, pursuing more...

Coinmarketcap 17/01/2020

18 Jan 2020 1 minute read 1 comment sevillaespino

Finally we arrive to Friday and we are almost out of the week and we are approaching the weekend where I hope it will be a weekend of good news for the market, that is to say that it will maintain its rhythm for the next few days and if there is a co...

My own experience with Steem-engine | Steem | Wallet | SMT | Original Content | "RECOMMENDED READING" |

18 Jan 2020 5 minute read 0 comments nachomolina

src   "By enjoying the services offered by Steem-engine I have had great satisfaction. But, the operation of this prestigious platform is something worth knowing, that is why I decided to delve a little more into the concept and philosophy of the c...

FutureBit Moonlander 2 VS TTBit L1 LTC

18 Jan 2020 2 minute read 5 comments AverageVancouverite

FutureBit Moonlander 2 VS TTBit L1 LTC TTBit L1 LTC Specs: Algorithm: SCRYPT (Coins Mined: Litecoin, Dogecoin, etc.) Hashrate: 3.5 - 5 MH/s (Stock setting: About 3.5MH/s) Chip: 28nm SCRYPT ASIC Power use: Under 10 watts FutureBit Moonlander 2 Spec...

The Journey: It All Revolves Around Bitcoin

18 Jan 2020 5 minute read 3 comments M87

The Bitcoin Genesis block began on a Saturday, January 3, 2009. Since then it's been going strong for over a decade now and seeing its highest price of roughly $20,000 per BTC. It is the original coin of all the cryptocurrencies with the highest mark...’s "Facebook Killer"app, Voice, will not launch on EOS

18 Jan 2020 1 minute read 7 comments zogintl

OVERVIEW: In June when, the company behind the largest initial coin offering (ICO) in history, announced its Facebook-challenging social network, Voice, it promised the blockchain would run on the EOS mainnet. Plans have changed. VOICE: Vo...

Read.Cash, presentation of the blogging platform [BCH]

17 Jan 2020 1 minute read 4 comments Solar Phasing

  Hello, Today I would like to present to you a new blogging platform on which users can reward themselves by making donations in BCH, Bitcoin Cash. It's called: Read.Cash What immediately struck me during the registration was the quality of the sit...