The Rediscovery of Bitcoin's Blockchain: The World's Most Powerful Anchor

The Rediscovery of Bitcoin's Blockchain: The World's Most Powerful Anchor

Blockchains are set to go mainstream. As opposed to bitcoin - the currency - the underlying blockchain technology is embraced by prominent companies, banks, and even governments. A brand new industry is emerging based on this technological advancement that allows multiple entities to agree on a single version of a database with no need for a trusted third party. However, much of this blockchain industry does not actually use Bitcoin's blockchain. Rather, several startups are building various types of blockchains, or shared-ledger technology that uses some of Blockchain's efficiencies.....


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There are more people in the world who need a currency they can trust than there are people in the world who can trust their currency.

Wences Cesares (Xapo CEO)