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Blockchain beyond bitcoin

NOT ON THE CURRENT EDITION
This blip is not on the current edition of the radar. If it was on one of the last few editions it is likely that it is still relevant. If the blip is older it might no longer be relevant and our assessment might be different today. Unfortunately, we simply don't have the bandwidth to continuously review blips from previous editions of the radarUnderstand more
May 2015
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While the currency aspect of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies gets most of the news, we are equally excited about possibilities for using the Blockchain beyond bitcoin and financial transactions. The Blockchain is a mechanism for verifying the contents of a shared ledger without relying on a centralized service. We already see the Blockchain (either the underlying technology or the public Bitcoin Blockchain) being used at the heart of systems as varied as identity, ownership, record-keeping, voting, cloud storage and even managing networks of smart devices. If you are building systems that require trust over decentralized networks, then the Blockchain is a technology worth assessing.

Jan 2015
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