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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.

Do you want to learn to develop dApps?

26 Jun 2021 6 minute read 23 comments Mynima

Introduction So given my background (as a programmer) there is has definitely been the cosmic pull from the crypto-space for me lately. I really enjoy writing about crypto-projects each week but until recently hadn't done much more then interacted wi...

Winter’s tale; crypto edition.

20 Feb 2022 2 minute read 14 comments Dzoelx

Your mental health is very important, you might want to take a break from looking at those charts. This is not some Shakespearean tale, lol. If you ever thought crypto was an ‘easy’ get rich quick scheme, you should be re-arranging your words now. I...

6 Most Sustainable Cryptocurrencies

26 Jul 2021 3 minute read 28 comments NOWPayments

July 26, 2021 by Cryptocurrency is innovative, inspiring, intriguing, intricate, immensely imaginative, ideaistic even and idealistic, impactful. Crypto is still in its early stage, it’s a bit eccentric, very economic, educational, eff...

The Post that r/Cardano Deleted - Now You Can Read it Here!

5 Sep 2021 3 minute read 8 comments drlove

The following post was deleted shortly after being posted on r/Cardano that quite closely coincided with a lively debate on Twitter on some reported issues relating to contract functionality on Cardano that was getting off the ground to a rocky start...

ADA Experiences A Bullish Day As It Overtakes BNB For 4th Place

30 May 2021 3 minute read 11 comments Vendata

Cardano (ADA), the public blockchain that has recently gained lots of popularity, has had a bullish day, rising over 10% over the past 24 hours to surpass the native token of centralised exchange Binance Binance Coin (BNB) to take 4th place. Brief An...

Why You Don’t Leave Crypto On Exchanges

8 Aug 2021 3 minute read 25 comments Scott Cunningham

Is a centralized exchange the best place to store your crypto? More importantly, why isn’t it a good idea, and what are the alternatives? Let’s dive into these questions so you can minimize risk and keep your crypto as safe as possible. https://yout...

Panther Quant Partners with Indian Exchange BitBnS for Listing !

27 Dec 2021 1 minute read 107 comments Panther Quant

Panther Quant is thrilled to announce their partnership with the prominent Indian Exchange Bitbns ! We are thrilled to announce that one of the prominent Indian Exchange — Bitbns has partnered with Panther Quant as “Listing Partner” ! BitBNS will al...

UMA + Harvest Creativity Contest

21 Jun 2021 1 minute read 10 comments Farmer Chad

To celebrate the latest collaboration between UMA + Harvest.Finance — the launch of fCASH — we are kicking off a little creativity contest for defi fans to participate in.   The theme is Super[h]UMAn Farmers. Think farmers with amazing superpowers, c...

New to the World of Cryptocurrency? 5 Things You Need to Know

10 Aug 2021 6 minute read 28 comments Hodlnaut

Reposted from Hodlnaut's blog From the sudden spike in Dogecoin’s value in May 2021 to SoftBank’s US$200 million investment in one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in Brazil, news on cryptocurrency has been on the rise. As such, many young inv...

Polygon Crypto Price Prediction. What Is Polygon MATIC Crypto? Is MATIC A Good Investment? Where To Buy MATIC Coin?

28 May 2021 3 minute read 3 comments StealthEX

If you look for information on Polygon price prediction, you have come to the right place. This article will also tell you what Polygon crypto is, MATIC crypto news, and where to buy MATIC coin, by the way, the best choice is StealthEX. So let’s find...