Monday, June 20, 2016

The blockchain defined in plain language

The blockchain is a list of Bitcoin transfers, synchronized on 6000+ computers.  Each Bitcoin transfer consists of an amount, time it was transferred, who it was from and to, and a description.

The blockchain is a half-ledger, because it doesn't show what was purchased.

Since the description is only 40 characters, most companies store a reference # on the blockchain referring to data stored on their own computers.

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