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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.

Binance Dual Investment Explained

23 May 2022 4 minute read 0 comments EverythingBlockchain

Primer - Dual Investment is an investment product that lets users earn interest irrespective of the market direction. It lets users deposit funds to buy or sell crypto assets at future desired prices and dates while earning interest on the deposits. ...

Liquidity Provision on Autopilot with Cross-Chain Zaps

23 May 2022 1 minute read 4 comments Symbiosis Finance

Today we’re announcing cross-chain zaps integration into the Symbiosis protocol. We strive at working out two advancements: The LP token acquisition automation on the destination chain (due to cross-chain functionality); 1-click cross-chain experien...

Hive - The Best Place To Spend Your Bear Market

14 May 2022 3 minute read 6 comments Sapphire

It’s Not Looking Good The market continues to show signs of fear, uncertainty, and doubt and to some extent, it is to be expected. Yes, in time, recent events will be yet another victory for Crypto. However, it is a process and not one that will unfo...

TCG World partners with Shark Tank backed Jigsaw Puzzle International Convention (JPiC) to co-host The Metaverse Expo 2022, Las Vegas

11 May 2022 1 minute read 1 comment Publish0x PRs

The Metaverse Expo 2022 is a 3 day event held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on 8th - 10th July 2022 that will bring together entrepreneurs, industry experts and crypto enthusiasts in the Metaverse, Gaming and NFT Space.Showcasing a wide range o...

Interview: Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ)

12 Aug 2020 1 minute read 28 comments boxmining

CZ needs little introduction - he's the CEO of Binance exchange, the biggest crypto exchange in the world. We're having a live discussion with CZ about the recent develops in the cryptocurrency space, including the rise of Decentralized Finance (DeFi...

Long Term Maket Decline More Evident in Latest Sell-Off | RTWM 1.31

29 Apr 2022 4 minute read 5 comments Zacharias

RekTimes Weekly Markets 29 April 2022: The cryptocurrency market is now undoubtedly on its hind legs attempting to avoid a large downtrend. After the past two weeks of selling pressure, the Total Crypto Market is at critical long term support that w...

Fear Is Growing? It Is a Great Time To Buy a Strong Asset Such As Bitcoin That Can Be Held for a Long Time.

11 May 2022 4 minute read 2 comments ssaurel

The beginning of May 2022 finally looks like what we had experienced a year earlier in May 2021. At that time, China's ban on Bitcoin mining and Elon Musk's criticism of the ecological impact of Bitcoin mining had left the Bitcoin market in a state o...

SmartBCH Spotlights: Goblins Cash - DeFi 2.0 on Bitcoin Cash

30 Apr 2022 3 minute read 3 comments PVMihalache

I like Goblin Cash, and I speak highly about it even if I don't own a single fraction of $GOB. This project is the "First DeFi 2.0 on SmartBCH", with a focus on bonds and elastic supply cryptocurrencies. It started strong and reached a high of $663 i...

Blockchain Social & Crypto Earnings Report #28

1 May 2022 2 minute read 2 comments Scott Cunningham

You want to take full advantage of the social platforms out there that use blockchain technology or have crypto monetization. Here are the 13 platforms I used to earn $412.68 CAD worth of fiat & crypto in March as well as some insights. https://odys...

Is It a Good Time to Buy? – Always the Same Question With Bitcoin, and Always the Same Answer.

18 May 2022 3 minute read 2 comments ssaurel

The price of Bitcoin is currently between $29K and $30K. If you go around the social networks, from Reddit to Quora to Twitter, you'll see the same question pop up again and again. That question is constantly asked by new entrants to this market, or...