Everyone from the Wall Street Journal to the Queen of England has an eye for Bitcoin in this week's Bad Crypto podcast.
Blockchains are the critical infrastructure underlying cryptocurrencies. The common feature of these distributed ledgers is the sequential updating of a cryptographically secure, verifiable transaction record among a network of peers all operating under a certain set of rules enforced through the software itself. This record is owned and operated in common by anyone anywhere.
While research in shared ledger technology goes back decades, the arrival of the Bitcoin blockchain introduced the first distributed ledger technology that was thoroughly decentralized and resistant to censorship, seizure and collusion.
Blockchain technology, in its various manifestations including the Ethereum blockchain and others, is ultimately a global consensus system — i.e., it allows people to coordinate and cooperate around a neutral source of information without trusting each other or a central administrator. The use cases are wide-ranging, from finance and energy trading to supply chain management.
At Cointelegraph, we are chronicling the evolving blockchain industry. Is it revolutionary or overhyped? Or both? Will it become the solution to securing trust in finance and global trade? What will be the rate of blockchain transactions in the coming years?
Stay tuned to find out.
With cheap and scalable trustless systems, blockchain tech has the ability to drive industry adoption to a new level.2992
The joint report is among the most promising CBDC studies conducted by central bank authorities6926
The sector has a long way to go in terms of accessibility if DeFi really wants to challenge traditional financial institutions.11672
The cryptocurrency exchange has given up on Binance Uganda, but the regional play remains strong15752
The hotly anticipated layer-1 chain looks to be getting its ducks in a row.12488
True innovations are a serious problem for traditional financial institutions, but fintech and crypto startups have the solution.14445
Olsztyn, Poland is using SmartKey built on Ethereum to streamline emergency services.17063
Analysis of sentiment and on-chain data shows that a correction was likely to occur. Is there still room for growth?11785
Experts explain how to address common questions newcomers may have regarding bitcoin and the blockchain space.12367
Ethereum 2.0 is no longer about just the potential to bring Ethereum to a much more diverse audience than ever before.38087
The Blockchain Service Network integrates three more major blockchains.15422
Following the launch of a nationwide APS blockchain network for federal, state and local staff, Australia has launched an international blockchain trial with Singapore.6542
A blockchain focused on “sustainable decentralization” says it is about to become one of the world’s largest and most scalable proof-of-stake networks.7213
The launch of Stellar’s new protocol was received positively by the crypto market, coinciding in a 100% price rise for XLM across the last 48 hours.33685