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Blockchain a digital technology explained

A brief note on blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

3rd Feb 2018
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The blockchain is primarily what encompasses all transactions of cryptocurrencies, most prominently Bitcoin. You may even have heard of Dogechain before, or the place where the transaction of those Dogecoins, named from the famous Shiba-Inu meme. The blockchain is a public record that solely exists in the digital world, which means you wouldn’t get any physical coins of any sort with you. If you need to buy something online, and you’re allowed to pay cryptocurrencies for it, then you will be able to get that item even without real cash as long as you have enough cryptocurrencies.

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One of the main things about Blockchain is that it allows you to have this sense of ownership over something, even if you do not have it in your hands, and you also have the capacity to transfer ownership to someone else when you get the proper Blockchain record done. You also have to realize that once a transaction is done, then it is there forever. What happens in the Blockchain stays in the Blockchain and that’s how it will always be.

How do you get Bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies?

Basically, you can get cryptocurrencies either by accepting, trading, or mining for them. When it comes to mining, you can think of it as how mining is done in real life or the way of looking for what it is that you need, exactly but in this case, the computer would be the one doing the mining, and would be working through complex situations to help you find what you are looking for.

Miners would then make use of a collection of transactions by organizing them in one block alone. This block would then contain the following information:

1. A Reference to the Previous Block

2. A Summary of the Transaction, together with Time Stamp

3. Proof Work—to determine that a block has actually been created

Now, with the help of these blocks and information, the chain (Blockchain) gets to be created, which would mean that there would no longer by any kinds of inconsistencies around. There won’t be any bad or bouncing checks or anything that would make transactions full of hassle. Self-Regulation is also easily done, as blockchain systems make regular inspections to make way for secure transactions because several confirmations are done before a transaction is made definitely safer than your usual bank or remittance transactions!

Where exactly do the transactions happen?

What you have to understand about Blockchain is that transactions are not just handled by one computer there is no “central” or “main” bank here, and are actually managed by distributed nodes, or pathways that are then in charge of having copies of everything that happens in the blockchain, together with the users who have created those records, so that copies would be synchronized and would easily be understood by the system making transactions seamless and easy.

So, for example, your bitcoins are all lined up in one row, so even if they are not currently in use, the Blockchain is able to make something out of them, always keeping them in check, and always keeping you and other users as a top priority. Transactions are also not done on average systems special hardware is used for them!

Conclusion:

Many people believe that in the future, more people would be making use of the Blockchain system, especially with the emergence of many companies online, especially those that employ amazing technology. With the help of a great transaction ledger, such as blockchain, and might be used by international communications systems to make sure that transactions become better and easier to do!

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