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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 do know about Cloud Mining and How Does It Work?

6 Sep 2019 2 minute read raihan97 $0.18 tipped

First of all, there are two types of cryptocurrency. One minable is another pregenerated. Among the minable cryptos, of course, is Bitcoin. Ethereum, Litecoin, Zykash, Monero etc can also be mined. Among the coins that cannot be mined are Ripple, Iot...

CurioInvest - Investment Platform Enables Investors Earnings to Invest in High Quality Assets

6 Sep 2019 4 minute read Saya $0.04 tipped

Hello everyone. i'll write cryptologic articles known as CurioInvest for additional details, i'll discuss them below what's object Invest? CurioInvest is an internet investment platform that permits investors of all financial gain levels to speculate...

Parachute Weekly Update: ParJar Starter Class, SelfKey on ParJar, Hydro Telegram Contest, Mycro Hunter App... – 9 Aug - 15 Aug'19

5 Sep 2019 3 minute read Abhijoy Sarkar $0.53 tipped

Sup Guys! This will be a quick recap. Here’s your week at Parachute (9 Aug – 15 Aug’19):   Cap announced a new pilot program for a specific set of projects who would like to partner with Parachute/ParJar – The ParJar Starter Class. It will be about f...

Apple pays vice president hinting thoughts mass cryptocurrency adoption

5 Sep 2019 1 minute read CryptoArgha $0.01 tipped

Apple is one of the largest and first company to hit the $1 trillion dollar milestone Apple is mainly famous for its devices ( ipad, ipod,iphone ,macbook) but their built in payment system apple pay is also Famous for fast transction speed and lower...

Passive Income: How to earn big with Masternodes?

5 Sep 2019 1 minute read nejibens $0.09 tipped

One of the most attractive features of cryptocurrencies, is that it is offering us the opportunity to earn a passive income. The passive income could be gained from multiple ways with cryptocurrencies, but today I am talking in this post about The Ma...

How do you get a Bitcoin wallet/address?

5 Sep 2019 1 minute read raihan97 $0.02 tipped

There are currently several types of sites that allow you to open a Bitcoin wallet for Bitcoin transactions. One such site is Coinbase. You can open a Bitcoin wallet for you at Coinbase using your name and email id by clicking here. After opening the...

These birds come to the side of the people who love the people

5 Sep 2019 1 minute read mohamad786 $0.03 tipped

# Bangladesh is a beautiful golden Bangladesh gold trio Bangladesh poet said that the pure beauty of our country is not as pure as gold than our gold in Bangladesh. Forestry is one of the most important factors in Bangladesh's natural resources. And...

The first no-risk no-loss lottery is here!

5 Sep 2019 1 minute read connecteconomy $0.45 tipped

PoolTogether - an Ethereum based lottery app backed by the MakerDAO foundation - allows you to participate in a lottery without risking your money!    The only risk you’re taking is that you don’t win. In the (probably highly likely event) that you d...

Stakenet: a staking coin and a coin for hosting other blockchain projects on its blockchain

5 Sep 2019 4 minute read quintomudigo $0.09 tipped

              Stakenet coin is a native cryptocurrency created on stakenet Blockchain network platform whose transaction takes place from one peer to another without involvement by the government thus is being considered to be a decentralized asset...

Crypto trading with IQ options

5 Sep 2019 1 minute read raihan97 $0.02 tipped

Years ago, many people did not know about the existence of cryptocurrencies. It has suddenly woken up and has consumed the financial system of the present world at the speed of a storm. Currently, the cryptocurrency trading market is worth millions o...