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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.

Why Crowdholding is the BestDApp

1 day ago 3 minute read De Gem $0.34 tipped

I have written about Crowdholding on PublishOx before and to be exact, it was the first post of my blog: the Son of Crowdholding. Currently, I use a lot of DApps but I think Crowdholding stands out among them all. I'll have to explain what Crowdholdi...

Interesting Facts that you should know about cryptocurrency

1 day ago 1 minute read Rubendebrito $0.05 tipped

Top 10 Exchanges generates about 62 Million Usd every month. Top 50 – $26M Top 100 – $13M The normal 24-hour volumes are the Top 10: $400M Top 50: $170M Top 100: $86M     There are 255 exchanges registered on CoinMarketCap. Coinmarketcap collect...

BestDapp for Building Sustainable Creative Communities

1 day ago 3 minute read Vandigital $0.36 tipped

Up until now, Blockchain has been a hostile space for creatives like myself, with a steep learning curve and a user interface reminiscent of DOS it has created a high barrier of entry and has continued to deter those not so technically inclined from...

DAOGroup at the 2019 Summit of iGaming Malta (SiGMA)

1 day ago 3 minute read DAOBet $0.46 tipped

Join the discussion in DAOBet Telegram groups: International community [EN] Validators group chat Game developers group chat   Join our social media to keep up to date with all the announcements: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.     It was a produc...

To trade crypto or Forex?

1 day ago 3 minute read MadMaxx $0.09 tipped

This post was made possible by the tips of others. It gives me the drive to get up and publish beneficial content like this one. Consider leaving a tip below. Thanks. I'll get straight to the point. I am a little biased towards crypto trading. I am a...


1 day ago 1 minute read kripto sedat $0.07 tipped

    A NEW BEGINS IN AN INTERNATIONAL BANK. THEY EXPLAINED THEY CAN NOW STORE CRYPTOCURRENCIES.     Ing, the Netherlands ' largest bank with total assets of over $ 980 billion, is reportedly working to provide cryptocurrency retention services. An ex...

I think is getting better!

1 day ago 1 minute read Tommycacao $0.07 tipped

I think "" is great but's function is very lagy. When i click to back button it becomes log out When i upload my video it loads so long What is  Do you even know about steem? is powered by Steem :) D.Tube is the first cryp...

Crypto: My Bitcoin Tube - Platform Update #5 - The End? Scam?

2 days ago 2 minute read Save It Clint $0.17 tipped

Hey everyone! Quick update on My Bitcoin Tube status. Withdrawals are not working again and the reason is clear. The wallets are drained! I do not recommend putting any money into this platform now. MBT admin sent out a mass email this morning as fol...

Official Announcement: Hydro Hail Smart Tokenization Protocol goes to Mainnet

2 days ago 4 minute read Hydro Labs $1.45 tipped

Project Hydro is excited to announce that Hail, a core phase of protocol development has been completed, advancing the Hydro ecosystem and roadmap one step further into DeFi. What is Hydro Hail? Simply put, Hail is tokenization on the blockchain. Und...

Trendy Blockchain Companies in Energy

2 days ago 2 minute read Jaxman $0.24 tipped

Companies The following are summaries of some of the trendiest companies in the blockchain space focused on the energy space.   Power Ledger Power Ledger is building an operating system for energy marketplaces and trading. They have various products...