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.


Everything you need to know about the Brave Browser and BAT token

24 Nov 2018 4 minute read Zoran Spirkovski $22.64 tipped

Imagine you got paid for viewing ads on the internet? Sounds unreal?  Brave & BAT are making this happen and they are growing fast.  Warning, after reading this, you will probably ditch your current browser and #SwitchToBrave. Thousands of companies...

Litecoin vs. Bitcoin Cash - Are they viable alternative payment networks?

13 Feb 2019 12 minute read Owl Yoda $11.39 tipped

Satoshi Nakamoto, the enigmatic creator of Bitcoin, originally conceived the digital currency as a “peer-to-peer electronic cash system”. Over the years, the narrative has gradually shifted, and today Bitcoin is commonly regarded as a “store of value...

Blockchain games evolve - Introducing 8 Circuit Studios

29 Apr 2019 4 minute read Joker $10.23 tipped

Games have always been one of the main reasons to strive for better technology and usage. The used platforms (PS4, XBOX, PC,..) don't really matter in these cases. The gaming market has grown enormously over the past decades. And of course, games won...

Spectrecoin Newsletter (February 2019)

12 Feb 2019 6 minute read SpectreCoin $10.16 tipped

Welcome to the Spectrecoin February 2019 newsletter and development update. Over the last month, there have been some major shifts in the exchange landscape as far as Spectrecoin is concerned. [First a note about the Cryptopia Hack] On 14/01/2019 our...

Why Blog on Publish0x? Case Study + Stats from Blockchain and Crypto Teams Blogging on Publish0x

13 May 2019 9 minute read Igor Tomić $10.04 tipped

It's been seven months since the first post was published on Publish0x - Welcome to Publish0x - on October 11th. Since then more than 7,500 users have joined Publish0x, and they have published close to 6,500 posts! *View Publish0x stats here. For th...

Take a gamble on blockchain - how FunFair is building provably fair and low-cost casinos

18 Dec 2018 10 minute read Owl Yoda $9.34 tipped

  FunFair is positioning itself to be a major player in the decentralized casino gaming industry.  Transparent smart contracts guarantee players that the games run on programmatic logic, without fraud or interference. The games will use second layer...

I Hesitated To Switch To Brave For 2 Years Until I Realized It Works Just Like Chrome, but is 3x Faster, no Ads and Can Use All Chrome's Extensions

1 week ago 4 minute read Ra.Tomps $9.18 tipped

I have known about the Brave browser for a pretty long time now. I have been within the space since early 2017 and have managed to be able to see just a couple of up and down swings during my short time here. Back in October 2017, I had invested a fe...

0x Protocol — Building Decentralized Exchanges (…and so much more?)

11 Dec 2018 8 minute read Owl Yoda $8.46 tipped

0x is one seriously ambitious project. It’s primarily developing a protocol to enable decentralized trading of tokens on Ethereum. It has the potential to become the technical standard delivering seamless interoperability of tokenized value across pl...

Spectrecoin's new v3 in detail - Prepare for a change

16 Apr 2019 3 minute read Joker $8.00 tipped

As we come closer to the major release date of v3 as well as the hardfork, that will introduce stealth staking on the Spectrecoin network, I wanted to have a closer look on what other significant changes we will see too.The fork time for v3 is pretty...

The Importance of Governance in a Blockchain OS

19 Jan 2019 4 minute read LindaCrypto $7.79 tipped

   Large corporations like Amazon, Google, Netflix and Facebook make their own rules, which is obvious because, just like countries, they have a centralized authority. In a centralized infrastructure, rules and regulations can be implemented by a man...