The Blockchain: A Gentle Introduction
5 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2016
Date Written: November 2016
Blockchain is a distributed database that keeps a chronologically-growing list (chain) of records (blocks) secure from tampering and revision. While computerisation has changed the nature of a ledger from clay tables in the old days to digital records in modern days, blockchain technology is the first true innovation in record keeping that could potentially revolutionise the basic principles of information keeping. In this note, we provide a brief self-contained introduction to how the blockchain works.
Keywords: Data Security, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency
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