Blockchain is much more than Bitcoins

Explore the key differences between blockchain and bitcoin, the online digital cryptocurrency that simplified online transactions by bypassing government control of currency exchange. Are Bitcoin and blockchain the same thing? No, they aren’t. However, they are closely related. When Bitcoin was released as open source code, blockchain was wrapped up together with it in the same solution. And since Bitcoin was the first application of blockchain, people often inadvertently used “Bitcoin” to mean blockchain. That’s how the misunderstanding started.

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Blockchain is much more than Bitcoins

Explore the key differences between blockchain and bitcoin, the online digital cryptocurrency that simplified online transactions by bypassing government control of currency exchange. Are Bitcoin and blockchain the same thing? No, they aren’t. However, they are closely related. When Bitcoin was released as open source code, blockchain was wrapped up together with it in the same solution. And since Bitcoin was the first application of blockchain, people often inadvertently used “Bitcoin” to mean blockchain. That’s how the misunderstanding started.

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Blockchain definition

Blockchain definition

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What is Blockchain?

– a developer perspective

Blockchain is a shared, immutable ledger for recording the history of transactions. It reshapes industries and fosters a new generation of transactional applications that establish trust, accountability and transparency—from contracts to deeds to payments. Understand the technical underpinnings of blockchain and how transactions work on the business network. Guest appearance by the soon-to-be-famous Blockman

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What is Hyperledger?

Understand the fundamentals

Blockchain technology presents opportunities for disruptive innovation. It enables global business to transact with less friction and more trust. Everything you need to know about what blockchain is, how it works, and how you can get started building a blockchain network today with this IBM Limited Edition ebook.

  • Grasp the blockchain fundamentals
  • Take a look at how blockchain works
  • Propelling business with blockchains
  • Blockchains in action: Use cases
  • 10 Steps to your first blockchain application

Understand the fundamentals

Blockchain technology presents opportunities for disruptive innovation. It enables global business to transact with less friction and more trust.Everything you need to know about what blockchain is, how it works, and how you can get started building a blockchain network today with this IBM Limited Edition.

  • Undestand how blockchain works
  • Blockchains in action: Use cases
  • 10 Steps to your first blockchain application

About Hyperledger

About Hyperledger

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About Hyperledger

– an open source effort hosted by The Linux Foundation

Hyperledger is an open source effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration that includes leaders in finance, banking, the Internet of Things, supply chain, manufacturing, technology and more. Hosted by The Linux Foundation, it is the fastest growing project in The Linux Foundation’s history.

The Linux Foundation.

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Got a taste of what is Blockchain about?

Blockchain technology presents opportunities for disruptive innovation.
It enables global business to transact with less friction and more trust.

IBM Blockchain Platform is the first managed service for Hyperledger Fabric, making it fast and easy to build, run, and govern business networks with high security, privacy, and performance.

André Goude

André Goude

Business Development, Nordics

Next Steps

Next Steps

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