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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.

Blockchain games evolve - Introducing 8 Circuit Studios

29 Apr 2019 4 minute read Joker $7.87 tipped

Games have always been one of the main reasons to strive for better technology and usage. The used platforms (PS4, XBOX, PC,..) don't really matter in these cases. The gaming market has grown enormously over the past decades. And of course, games won...

What Is Bitcoin Diamond (BCD)? - [A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Bitcoin Diamond]

29 Sep 2019 6 minute read Mr.CryptoWiki $7.81 tipped

Image source: Bitcoin was designed to be a peer to peer cryptocurrency. To transfer value, to replace fiat, and to be a ‘better’ cross-border currency. However, due to...

Is Basic Attention Token (BAT) A Good Investment? In-depth Analysis and Near to Longer-Term Expectations.

8 Nov 2019 9 minute read DoYouEvenCrypto $7.81 tipped

Basic Attention Token (BAT) is the native crypto token of the famous Brave Browser. For you who don’t know, Brave Browser is a Chromium-based browser with a built-in ad-block technology. In its simple definition, Brave works similarly to Google Chro...

What Is Tron? [A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Tron]

18 Sep 2019 7 minute read Mr.CryptoWiki $7.78 tipped

Tron is a decentralized apps (dApps) platform that tries to ‘decentralize’ the web by utilizing its blockchain technology. Unlike Ethereum and some other older blockchain systems, Tron is proven to be much more efficient because Tron network uses DPo...

Is FunFair (FUN) A Good Investment? In-depth Analysis and Near to Longer-Term Expectations

1 week ago 7 minute read CryptoBoomer $7.70 tipped

Trying to do different things in the crypto world is considered hard to do. Many crypto traders often try to find the next “all-in-one” dApp solution after Ethereum. The problem is, when everybody else is doing the exact same thing, it’s very hard f...

What is Ethereum? [A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Ethereum]

16 Sep 2019 13 minute read Mr.CryptoWiki $7.67 tipped

Before you can fundamentally understand Ethereum, it helps to first understand the internet of today and where it’s heading – “Web 3.0”. Today, the internet is run by centralized servers and clouds owned by companies like Amazon, Facebook, Google, an...

Why Blog on Publish0x? Case Study + Stats from Blockchain and Crypto Teams Blogging on Publish0x

13 May 2019 9 minute read Igor Tomić $7.60 tipped

It's been seven months since the first post was published on Publish0x - Welcome to Publish0x - on October 11th. Since then more than 7,500 users have joined Publish0x, and they have published close to 6,500 posts! *View Publish0x stats here. For th...

What Is Lisk? - [A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Lisk]

26 Sep 2019 6 minute read Mr.CryptoWiki $7.55 tipped

image source: In short, Lisk is another blockchain 2.0 platform to create smart contracts and decentralized applications (dApps). If you are familiar with the likes of Ethereum,...

Tezos (XTZ) Overview: Formalized On-Chain Governance and DeFi via OCaml

12 Dec 2019 26 minute read rhyzom $7.51 tipped

Tezos is an experiment in formalized on-chain self-governance of a distributed crypto-system, such that it could modify its own set of rules and make protocol upgrades by way of having systematic formal procedures in place, where stakeholders reach a...

What is Ardor (ARDR)? [A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Ardor]

21 Nov 2019 6 minute read Mr.CryptoWiki $7.45 tipped

The world is increasingly moving towards digitization and it’s affecting enterprise businesses and governments everywhere. In order to maintain a competitive edge, businesses and government organizations must adopt digital transformation to be equipp...