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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.


29 May 2019 2 minute read 0 comments EbriDan

STELLERRO™ was created as a response to the security issues and regulations issues presented by the fast rising and numerous emerging blockchain companies.  Stellero act as a fully automated investment banking platform, willing to provide the digital...

A New Commercial War of the 21st Century is coming

29 May 2019 1 minute read 2 comments derwin25

For Nobody is a secret that at present there is much conflict in the economic environment worldwide Clara is the Strong Tension that the United States Has With China.     Very apart from this is what is started as the New Digital Economic War, becau...

Overview on Dabanking - game DApp platform

29 May 2019 2 minute read 0 comments roland4

Hey, hello to everyone, crypto enthusiasts, HODLERS and miners, we have a crypto blog in contact with you, and today I will tell you again, as always, about an interesting and promising blockchain project. This time it's a decentraliz...

Cobo Crypto wallet for investing and staking

29 May 2019 3 minute read 0 comments fblauer

Intro I have been evaluating the wallet services for the past few of months. I have been testing the staking pool, and interest earning capabilities, as an alternative to Celsius (which I really like – I will also be writing some articles ab...

The Creary BRAND KIT is ready!

29 May 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Creary

  The name of Creary is inspired by the concept of personal creative portfolio and therefore the brand is built by merging the words Creative + Diary. The logo includes the word Creary + an isotype that is an evolution of the symbol that represents t...

Little Resistance

29 May 2019 1 minute read 0 comments TheCryptoCurator

Crypto Watch TOP #3 (Sponsor iTrustCapital) * Ivy League Universities set to boost the Crypto industry with an injection of institutional investment. * IBM and Maersk finally sign up 2 big carriers for shipping Blockchain. * Circulation of Facebook’s...

DRIFE – The Nexgen Decentralized Ride Hailing Platform

29 May 2019 3 minute read 0 comments Lanfy

INTRODUCTIONIncorporating the activities or transactions of the local transportation or taxi industry into the Blockchain technology is a continuation of an age long evolution. It is an idea that will enable a trustless process through dApps using th...

Bitcoin price skyrocketing. What do you guys think?

29 May 2019 1 minute read 0 comments dmad2010

The last few days I've been reading multiple different articles from different sources predicting huge jumps of BTC's price even this year. There was this very specific piece that was talking about the different bull-runs over the years and their cal...

Discussing Korporatio With Stefano Covolan

29 May 2019 1 minute read 3 comments Scott Cunningham

In this video, Stefano Covolan takes us through what it’s like to work at Korporatio and the journey of how it came to fruition. Korporatio says they “aim to create a new generation of cutting edge, truly global businesses, led by entrepreneurs who a...

(IJCH) Trying out MASMIC: My First 5 Answers (or How I spent all day having fun with MASMIC's Questions!)

29 May 2019 2 minute read 1 comment JaiChai

(IJCH) Trying out MA​SMIC: My First 5 Answers (or How I spent all day having fun with MASMIC's Questions!) Source IJCH - Inside JaiChai's Head (Meaning: My Warped, Personal Opinions and Musings)   SOURCE From the Author: Salutations. I am JaiChai. An...