Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

When people talk about cryptocurrency, Bitcoin (BTC) is the first thing most people come up in mind. Cryptocurrencies market carries numerous altcoins, such as Ethereum (ETH) and Ripple (XRP). Blockchain might be less known, but it is the foundation technology that created all cryptocurrencies.

What is blockchain?

The video should help understanding the basics of blockchain. (I am lazy to write all of them.)

Characteristics of blockchain?

  • Distributed possible
  • Encryption possible
  • Tamper-proof

Use of blockchain?

  • Cryptocurrenies
  • Databases
  • Financial accounting

Future of blockchain?

There is no doubt that blockchain technology will be the next revolution of technological advances from the Internet.

Side note

My favorite cryptocurrency so far is Monero (XMR) because there is no one but the wallet owner has the key to read his / her transaction history and balance.

Calvin Tam

Calvin Tam

I love computers (and technology). I am a programmer, a software developer, and a technology enthusiast. I prefer having a work-life balance, so do not ask for unpaid OT. No one is slave of companies!
San Francisco Bay Area, USA