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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.


What Is Chia Network Crypto Coin XCH?

15 Nov 2021 2 minute read 0 comments StealthEX

Chia Network is a blockchain platform for creating and executing smart contracts. The project was created by an American programmer and founder of the BitTorrent network - Bram Cohen. Chia is governed by Chia Network Inc, a company with a plan to go...

Hodlnaut's One Free Withdrawal a Month Feature Explained

18 Nov 2021 3 minute read 7 comments Hodlnaut

Reposted from our blog In line with Hodlnaut’s aim to continuously improve user experience, the platform has just launched a new initiative to offer users one free withdrawal per calendar month. Starting from 16 November 2021, users will be able to c...

ANOMUS: Reshaping Journalistic Norms

10 Nov 2021 2 minute read 3 comments Publish0x PRs

The Future of Free Speech Is Here The history of free speech is long and tumultuous, spanning millennia and every corner of the world. The current state of free speech is constantly changing as technology progresses, new laws are passed, and social n...

Gold Fever $NGL Token Ported to Binance Smart Chain via ChainPort

25 Nov 2021 1 minute read 3 comments Melusine

  By Maximiliano Stochyk Duarte   TL;DR; Gold Fever token NGL is now available on Binance Smart Chain NGL is now part of ChainPort’s ecosystem, enjoying full interoperability with cross-chain capabilities within clicks ChainPort.io provides an easy...

DeFi Users Suffering... Billions Lost in Hacks and Fraud

22 Nov 2021 3 minute read 4 comments Cje95

Like one would expect as an application grows in popularity and attracts more funding issues that typically would not be a problem rapidly become a problem. DeFi is a huge example of this as honestly how many people knew about DeFi two years ago? Two...

What you need to know about "impermanent loss"

19 Oct 2021 4 minute read 11 comments qsyal

Introduction: If you have done anything in Defi, then you certainly have heard of the latest and greatest versions of decentralized exchanges protocols or what are called DEXs. Yes, it would not be exaggerating to say that the likes of Uniswap, Panca...

When Did You First Used Blockchain Technology?

31 Oct 2021 1 minute read 4 comments acesontop

It seems that the crypto world is celebrating today 13 years since Satoshi Nakamoto has released the white paper for Bitcoin and for all of us that are into blockchain, that means a lot. It's even irrelevant to try and convince anyone here on wh...

How To Accept Crypto As Payment

6 Nov 2021 2 minute read 2 comments Cal_tv93

So since i’ve already made a post with crypto scripts. I figured i should make a post with different places you can use to take crypto for your business. Most of these places will have plugins for different scripts, however its not required if you ha...

Bitcoin: Go With The Stock-to-Flow

5 Nov 2021 5 minute read 5 comments hifi.crypto

Listen to this article as a podcast. The process of interpreting Bitcoin’s future price growth is, in many ways, enigmatic. People have tried and failed a lot over the years. Critics, of course, are the most representative group in this arena, havin...

Chiliz (CHZ) Overview, TA, and Forecast

27 Nov 2021 2 minute read 1 comment Shane Wahl

This is the second article in a series featuring particular cryptocurrencies and tokens that I find compelling for one or more reasons (ingenious innovation, novel and/or efficient utility, a motivation/statement of purpose I admire, fun value, or th...