Blockchain

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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.


Being the Tortoise

26 May 2022 2 minute read 0 comments onewolfe

If I am anything in the Crypto world it is probably a tortoise.     I say that in reference to the old tale of the Tortoise and the Hare. Now, I'm not saying that I am going to win the race, more so just that I move slow, though I have done considera...

Tether changes its reserves amid storm of criticism

26 May 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Stormgain

The collapse of Terra's UST project has led many to reassess the value of other similar stablecoins. Well before this recent crisis, Tether's USDT had already come under fire on account of its not keeping its promises regarding the composition of its...

Binance Coin (BNB) price prediction 2022-2030

10 hours ago 6 minute read 0 comments Stormgain

Most people who deal with cryptocurrencies have heard of Binance. Even though it was launched only 4 years ago, Binance is currently the largest cryptocurrency exchange, seeing a daily trading volume of over $60 billion. In addition, it became the fi...

PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT — DropsTab & GetBlock

24 May 2022 1 minute read 0 comments GetBlock

GetBlock now has a partnership with a great project DropsTab   About GetBlock GetBlock is a Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform that provides instant API access to full nodes from multiple blockchains.  GetBlock gives users access to both shared...

StealthEX Crypto Newsletter - Issue #10. ETH 2.0: The New Hope

24 May 2022 1 minute read 1 comment StealthEX

Check out StealthEX 10th issue of our weekly digest!  This event will mark the beginning of an era. The brave new world of PoS Ethereum. Yes, we’re talking about ETH 2.0 or Serenity. To be honest, there is nothing serene about this waiting process –...

🍞 Friday April 29 - 2022 🍞 @apeswap

26 May 2022 1 minute read 0 comments 🍞SurDegen🍞

🍞 Dear Diary 🍞 Still checking those bananas… I am an Ape right!  Pretty big selections of what you can get back from lending out your bananas, you can get bananas, different type of shares in stores, you can support new stores and even do something...

Crypto VC Thoughts: Crypto Business Cycle

25 May 2022 4 minute read 0 comments xuanling11

Join BitDAO to earn a $BIT token here Bull 🐮 and bear 🐻 markets are people usually referring to a business cycle. However, it is a more self-fulfilling prophecy 🔮 than it is.  Image credit: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/edward-yardeni_stockmarket...

🦈 Comparing Turnover Rate of Two Price Peak of $FTM to Predict the Future Price

24 May 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Candlestick

  $FTM pumps 14% in 24h. We found some differences when comparing the 2 uptrends over the last 3d ($0.39 & $0.467). Net Buy Amount- $0.39: Net buy recorded a spike at 4 pm- $0.467: Net buy was much lower than before   Trading Volume with Size Distri...

27 May: Insurance Against Financial Catastrophe

6 hours ago 3 minute read 1 comment TheCryptoCurator

“How high you fly is derived from how big you think.”-Robin Sharma --NO TAX ON CRYPTO PROFITS!-- Happy Friday Folks! Well as we downshift into the weekend, the market is doing the same. Not really anything too exciting going on but listen to Bill as...

Panther Quant Tier Plans revealed!!

25 May 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Panther Quant

    🥳 We’re thrilled to share our Tier plans for the Panther Quant platform!🚀 Panther Quant is finally here with the Subscription plans for the Platform!This announcement comes just before the revelation of the Genesis NFTs to be launched by the pl...