Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin (and Beyond the Buzzword)

If you are navigating the tech world these days, chances are you’ve heard the term « blockchain » once or twice. Hell even if you are not interested in tech, you may have heard the phrase more than that: the buzz is raging. But what lies behind the buzz exactly? What is this blockchain everyone is so excited about?

First of all, let’s make something clear. Yes, the blockchain was originally created to support another buzz-inducing technology: the Bitcoin. You may have heard of Bitcoin as a virtual currency used by drug and weapons dealers on the dark corners of the internet. Well, it is much more than that, but that’s a story for another day. Because like a lot of interesting innovations, what’s even more interesting than the bitcoin is the technology that was invented to make it possible, and that is the blockchain.

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