Living in Malta, this is the blog and journal of Simon Facciol.

Here we discover new technologies and try to discover solutions to common problems.

Understanding Blockchain Technology: 1. What is Blockchain?

Understanding Blockchain Technology: 1. What is Blockchain?

A blockchain is a decentralised network of peer to peer nodes that replicate a digital transaction ledger and is made up of blocks of securely encrypted data which are chained together and dependent on each other. This means that there are several exact copies of the same data stored in several different locations around the world that people can publicly access and verify.

The below diagram shows how a blockchain works within a specific scenario of a Bitcoin transaction.

Understanding Blockchain Technology: 2. Why was blockchain created?

Understanding Blockchain Technology: 2. Why was blockchain created?

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