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Blockchain in Brief

  • Last Updated : 31 Aug, 2021

Blockchain is the technology that covers digital currency (like Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and others). This technology allows digital information to be distributed and decentralized, but can’t be manipulated. That means each piece of data can only have one owner but many holders of the same data. 

Why Is It Called Blockchain ? 
A block is a record of new transactions. When a block is completed, it’s added to the chain. 

So, Blockchain is a way to save data and make it immutable. That sounds great, but the big question, of course, is: how does that work? The working is quite complex, you can check Wikipedia for this. 

Need for Blockchain: 

  • Blockchain will enhance the reach of a businesses
  • It will ensure swift transactions
  • Blockchain highly restricts frauds
  • Blockchain is reliable and transparent
  • Immutability
  • It is Cost effective

The distributed ledger technology used in blockchain offers multiple benefits to businesses that make a difference when implementing a solution that requires a high degree of trust for business transactions. 

Blockchain cannot process transactions faster because it doesn’t use a centralized infrastructure and also because it uses 256-bit encryption. The distributed nature of blockchain provides a huge level of trust. The unchangeable property of blockchain and its public availability among its users, whether in a public ledger or a private one, provides transparency. Any user of the system can query transactions on a real-time basis. 

In short, by adopting Blockchain people across the world can say goodbye to the middleman, dependence on banks, legal agencies, and hackers. 

Uses of Blockchain Technology: 

  • Payments: Cross-Border Payments
  • Blockchain Internet-of-Things (IoT)
  • Smart Appliances
  • Blockchain Healthcare-Health care providers can leverage blockchain to securely store their patients’ medical records.
  • Blockchain music
  • Personal Identification
  • Birth, wedding, and death certificates
  • Passports

Future of Blockchain: 
The future of finance could be dominated by blockchain technologies. The future of security is in the blockchain because the current methods of keeping the data are not reliable enough. 
Blockchain is the revolutionary tech of the future, for future security aspirants, it will be the best for them to understand the working of blockchain.

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