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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.

Creary Art Blockchain Platform

11 Jun 2019 1 minute read 0 comments CosmicCitadel

Creary Art Blockchain Platform This is a video exploring the Creary art blockchain platform. This platform is based on a modified version of the Steem blockchain, which has been used as the basis to create the Creary blockchain. That means you can po...

Gods Unchained Open Beta is Now Available to Everyone

11 Jun 2019 1 minute read 0 comments egamersio

The highly anticipated TCG Ethereum based Blockchain game has finally allowed to everyone on the beta waiting list to join the early beta version of the game! Gods Unchained added 1200 users last week and after proceeding with bug fixes, the gates of...

Huge Potential

11 Jun 2019 1 minute read 1 comment TheCryptoCurator

Crypto Watch TOP News (Sponsor iTrustCapital) * A single Satoshi is worth more than Vietnamese Dong. * US Realtors Association invests in Blockchain startup Propy. * Bitcoin turns into an actual store of value – 60% Bitcoin has remained in wallets at...

Blockchain’s Einstein: An Interview With One of ADN’s Tech Geniuses...

11 Jun 2019 3 minute read 0 comments The Global Crypto Press Association

ADN is one of the most promising blockchain ecosystems of today. Introduced as an “Investor-ADN is one of the most promising blockchain ecosystems being brought to market. Introduced as an “Investor-Friendly Cryptocurrency,” ADN can provide a feasibl...

Evolution of PascalCoin's SafeBox Technology.

11 Jun 2019 3 minute read 6 comments Dzoelx

The PascalCoin developers just announced their plan of an upcoming implementation of the Account Seal, a groundbreaking component of the cryptocurrency’s SafeBox design. Before we dissect the implications of the Account Seal, let’s first go back to s...

What options we would have before, Traditional Markets VS Emerging Foreign Exchange.

11 Jun 2019 1 minute read 0 comments derwin25

  We are in a world where the Economy moves at the speed of the political decisions of the countries USA - CHINA.     Where the main affected is positive or negative we are, societies, investors, entrepreneurs and people standing.     Now we have t...

Qurito - Curiosity Redefined!

11 Jun 2019 1 minute read 1 comment deyner1984

Qurito is a platform for people to discover, gain and share their ideas and knowledge. The primary goal of Qurito is to deliver reliable and valuable content that is free of promotional spam or other various forms of unwanted content. As a result, th...

EXTENDED REALITY WEB NETWORK-New Way To Enjoy Affordable and Immersive Experience

10 Jun 2019 3 minute read 0 comments hobish

  BACKGROUND INFORMATIONMan is multi-dimensional, so also is the planet world in which he lives. In fact, a recent study showed us that the world is 3-Dimensional in nature, but do you know that the internet as we have it today does not allow us to...

Toqqn Project…A Blockchain Based Decentralized digital trading and exchange platform

10 Jun 2019 3 minute read 0 comments kenadzen

Visit any of this hashtag: #ico #crypto #bitcoin #ethereum #blockchain #btc # #Toqqn Toqqn: A Blockchain Based Social Platform, Powered by People The Exchange Of Cryptocurrency   Dear Readers… today’s article is going to be interesting, entertai...

Untangling Crypto Regulations: A European Journey

10 Jun 2019 5 minute read 5 comments Abhijoy Sarkar

In 2018, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforced punitive measures in eighteen crypto related cases, as opposed to five instances the year before and just one case in 2016. Comparatively, the EU crypto scene has seen lesser legal act...