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.


How To Earn Cryptocurrency For Staying Fit

18 Feb 2019 3 minute read 8 comments Che Kohler

The fitness industry has embraced technology and its safe to say it will continue to add more technological advances to improve fitness in the future. From enhanced clothing and gear to fitness trackers and metric performance analysis, there's always...

Learning Blockchain Technology

18 Feb 2019 1 minute read 1 comment CryptoServices

Learning Blockchain Technology, Blockchain technology is great in various fields   the important of us know blockchain technologies currently already applied in various fields because the quality of the networks formed and integrity in the system is...

The Airbnb of Outdoor Advertising

18 Feb 2019 2 minute read 0 comments Christine

HYGH is an outdoor advertising crypto startup based in Berlin. They are like the Airbnb of outdoor advertising, allowing advertisers to directly book digital ad space from businesses of all sizes who in turn earn passive income from the advertising n...

2 Country's Use BTC! - CoinSquare Bought StellarX!- Binance: Next 10x Crypto- SpendApp adds XRP

18 Feb 2019 1 minute read 1 comment CryptoBitcoinChris

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Parachute Weekly Update: Parachute turns 1 year, 2gether covered by Expansion, Introducing V3 BOMBs, aXpire had a busy week... - 8 Feb - 14 Feb'19

17 Feb 2019 3 minute read 0 comments Abhijoy Sarkar

Happy Sunday everyone! Here's a summary of the super week we had at Parachute:   Parachute became a year old on 12th Feb (The birth of PAR) and we celebrated with a ton of PAR giveaways! Check out this discussion thread where we exchange stories on o...

Free Resource Calculates Crypto Staking Rewards

17 Feb 2019 1 minute read 4 comments BlockchainAuthor

Proof-of-Stake crypto projects are like savings accounts from a bygone era. Back in the day, banks used to pay north of 5% annual interest just for holding funds with them. But not anymore. You're lucky to get even 1% these days. Staking rewards, on...

Stablecoins aren't the answer for Crypto!

17 Feb 2019 4 minute read 5 comments CoachKCrypto

Please Subscribe and share if you enjoy the video. Jamie Dimon and Bitcoin JP Morgan's Jamie Dimon is well known for his hatred of Bitcoin and love for the blockchain. It is understandable that he does not really have any clue what Bitcoin was creat...

(IJCH) Meet Swirlds and Hedera Hashgraph's Co-Founder Mance Harmon (Not your average "Business Brains" side of a Partnership)

17 Feb 2019 3 minute read 0 comments JaiChai

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(IJCH) Cotton Coin - Disrupting the Global Cotton Industry (BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, Cotton Coin Aims to Alleviate the Horrible Plight of Third World Cotton Workers)

17 Feb 2019 5 minute read 0 comments JaiChai

(IJCH) Cotton Coin - Disrupting the Global Cotton Industry (BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, Cotton Coin Aims to Alleviate the Horrible Plight of Third World Cotton Workers)   Source   IJCH - Inside JaiChai's Head (Meaning: My Warped, Personal Opinions and Musi...

Bitcoin's Biggest Move In 14 Months - $740k BTC? - 3 Blockchain Bills Clear Legislature - 0% BTC Tax

16 Feb 2019 1 minute read 0 comments CryptoBitcoinChris

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