Buzzword Bingo: Blockchain
Blockchain

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A block chain or blockchain is a distributed database that maintains a continuously growing list of data records that are hardened against tampering and revision, even by operators of the data store's nodes. The most widely known application of a block chain is the public ledger of transactions for cryptocurrencies used in Bitcoin. - Wikipedia


Question

Is blockchain transformational or snake oil?

Headlines

http://theconversation.com/how-blockchain-will-transform-our-cities-69561
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/business/319171/trans-tasman-banking-and-legal-experts-focus-on-blockchain
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3058380/world-changing-ideas/how-blockchain-technology-could-decentralize-the-energy-grid
https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/07/hillary-clinton-and-the-blockchain
http://www.coindesk.com/blockchain-technology-smoke-more-smoke
http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2016/02/02/cio-explainer-what-is-blockchain

Elsewhere on the Web

https://blockchain.info - https://twitter.com/blockchain
https://www.bigchaindb.com

Wikipedia

Block_chain_(database)

Blockchain


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