The Wild World of Blockchain in 2018

The Wild World of Blockchain in 2018 Published July 2018 Analyst: Cathy Walsh

 

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A decade has passed since Bitcoin’s mysterious founder published a paper describing blockchain, the technology behind the world’s first decentralized cryptocurrency. Exuberant evangelists have since touted blockchain’s potential to solve many of the world’s problems. Pundits claim it will revolutionize the global economy, end poverty, eliminate identity theft and transform the future of work. Blockchain is also held up as our best chance to save the Internet, countering the power of giants like Facebook and Amazon by reviving the open-protocol ethos of the early web. 

  • Introduction
  • Background
    • What is Blockchain? It Depends Who You Ask.
    • Alternative Methods of Achieving Consensus
    • Here a Blockchain, There a Blockchain, Everywhere a Blockchain
  • Travel Initiatives
  • Summary
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