Blockchain

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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.


Crypto Markets Resurging. Investors Still On Board, Consumer Interest Drops.

10 Feb 2019 3 minute read 3 comments CryptoKeeper

       So it appears as if we are experiencing a mild thaw in the cryptocurrency markets, which in this case means the bears goes into hibernation, the exact opposite of real life, which may be part of the problem with crypto in the first place. Just...

A Brief Introduction into Banano and its Free Crypto Distribution through Faucet Games

10 Feb 2019 2 minute read 17 comments banano

BANANO now also has found its way to Publish0x, so here's a brief introduction: What BANANO is, and why you should have a closer look. What is BANANO? In short, BANANO is a feeless, rich in potassium cryptocurrency powered by DAG technology distrupti...

CRYPTO NOT A SECURITY IF ON EXISTING NETWORK!🔸3 BIG EVENTS🔸TRADE CRYPTO SAFELY🔸HUGE 95m XRP MOVE

9 Feb 2019 1 minute read 3 comments CryptoBitcoinChris

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(IJCH) Let's Play Crypto Jeopardy! ("Alex, I'll take Smart Contract Platforms for 1000!"...)

9 Feb 2019 2 minute read 0 comments JaiChai

(IJCH) Let's Play Crypto Jeopardy! ("Alex, I'll take Smart Contract Platforms for 1000!"...)   Source   IJCH - Inside JaiChai's Head (meaning: My warped, personal opinions and musings)   Source (Base Source) From the Author: Salutations. I am JaiChai...

Parachute Weekly Update: v2 BOMB is now live on ParJar, Super Bowl Squares, aXpire bitcoin.com feature, Cryzen ST drop... - 1 Feb - 7 Feb'19

9 Feb 2019 2 minute read 4 comments Abhijoy Sarkar

Hi everyone! I'm back with another weekly summary for all that has been happening in ParachuteLand. One wonders how Parachuters and Parachute partners pack so much activity within only 7 days:   Parachuters can't get enough of the BOMB Project. So mu...

Earn from your browsing experience

9 Feb 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Mchapeyama

It is undoubtedly that many people are earning income online, enough to fend for their families. They do this by monetising their time. Whereas, there are many internet-based opportunities that require people to invest, there are equally many more th...

Benefitting from Peer-to-peer Business Model

9 Feb 2019 2 minute read 2 comments Mchapeyama

The internet has opened many possibilities to earn income. People can earn from blogging, advertising, trading and investments. There has, however, another way to earn, which has become popular, which is peer-to-peer marketplace. A peer-to-peer (P2P)...

Passive income from Crypto staking

9 Feb 2019 2 minute read 0 comments Mchapeyama

There are a number of ways which people can earn cryptocurrencies. The major ways to earn include trading, mining and staking. However, people can also earn cryptocurrencies through faucets, micro jobs, crypto lending and blogging, among others. Prob...

HEALTH IS WEALTH, GET AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE SERVICE WITH CURES PROJECT

9 Feb 2019 3 minute read 0 comments elachious

INTRO It is now very clear how blockchain technology has been used to solve numerous problems, the Blockchain is known for its seamlessness, decentralization, transparency, security and fast nature of executing transactions, its authenticity need no...

ALTCOIN'S BOOM!🔸HOW HIGH WILL WE GO?🔸 XLM FORK?🔸REINVENTING LITECOIN🔸 NEW TOP 10 COIN OUT OF ICO

8 Feb 2019 1 minute read 0 comments CryptoBitcoinChris

Ledger Hardware Wallet:https://www.ledgerwallet.com/r/3cc3   GRAM - telegrams coin will debut in the top 10Crypto Altcoin's BoomFacebook looking to acquire more blockchain companiesXLM Fork - Stellar Force XLF?Ethereum adding privacy featuresReinven...