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Strategies & Market Trends
Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
An SI Board Since December 2017
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Emcee:  Glenn Petersen Type:  Moderated
A blockchain is a digitized, decentralized and globally distributed public ledger of transactions that is constantly growing as completed blocks (the most recent transactions) are recorded and added to it in chronological order. The Harvard Business Review has described it as “an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way.” A blockchain is typically managed by a peer-to-peer network collectively adhering to a protocol for validating new blocks. Once recorded, the data in any given block cannot be altered retroactively without the alteration of subsequent blocks, which requires collusion of all of the other blocks in a chain. All of this happens in an open and transparent environment.

The first blockchain was conceptualized in 2008 by an anonymous person or group known as Satoshi Nakamoto and implemented in 2009 as the core component of the technology underlying bitcoin, where it now serves as the public ledger for almost all cryptocurrency transactions.

Blockchain’s cryptocurrency applications are only the tip of the iceberg of its potential applications. Some observers believe that the widespread adoption of the blockchain technology could potentially be more disruptive than the introduction of the Internet. Some blockchain boosters say that the development of blockchain rivals, in significance, the introduction of double-entry bookkeeping in Renaissance Italy. Blockchain in this context is triple-entry bookkeeping where the third entry is a verifiable cryptographic receipt of every transaction.

Many businesses, from energy to healthcare to food are already exploring and implementing blockchains in an effort to trim costs\ and secure and share information more efficiently. They do so knowing that there very survival may be at stake.

In the summer of 2016, Dan Tapscott, the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Blockchain Research Institute, delivered a TED Talk on the “Blockchain Revolution.”

How the blockchain is changing money and business



Corporations and individuals can create private “permissioned” blockchains which use an access control layer to govern who has access to the network. In contract to public blockchain networks, the users on private networks are vetted by the network owner.

This board has been created to discuss the underlying technology of blockchain, the potential and actual usage of the technology and, most importantly, the investment opportunities surrounding blockchain. Inevitably, these will include the cryptocurrencies and some casino stock plays that will flare out and crash.

"Software is eating the world" - Marc Andreessen

External resources

Cryptocurrency market caps: coinmarketcap.com

Estimated cost of Gas transactions: 28-22 Gwei | GAS NOW - ETH Gas Price forecast system

Satoshi Nakamoto whitepaper (Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System): bitcoin.org

Vitalik Buterin whitepaper (A Next Generation Smart Contract & Decentralized Application Platform): the-blockchain.com

Decrypt: Your guide to Bitcoin, Ethereum & Web 3.0 - Decrypt

Coindesk: coindesk.com

Cointelegraph: cointelegraph.com

The Block: The Block - The first and final word in digital assets (theblockcrypto.com)

Related SI boards

Bitcoin:
Subject 59173

GBTC: Bitcoin Investment Trust (not an ETF): Subject 59732

Coinbase Global: Coinbase Global, Inc. (COIN) | Stock Discussion Forums (siliconinvestor.com)

Riot Blockchain: Riot Blockchain, Inc. (RIOT) | Stock Discussion Forums (siliconinvestor.com)

IOTA (which does not use a traditional blockchain technology): Subject 59917

Binance (BNB): Subject 59928

Wagerr (WGR): Subject 59927

Fintech: Subject 59550

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3795While China's unhappiness with crypto is old news, it would seem that they aGlenn Petersen-3 hours ago
3794Stablecoins in Spotlight as U.S. Begins to Lay Ground for Rules on CryptocurrencGlenn Petersen-4 AM
3793Cardano Announces Partnerships With Dish Network, Chainlink — CoinDesklongz-1 AM
3792MUST WATCH...WHY CHINA IS TRYING TO BAN....THEY WANT CONTROLDiscussing Bullish Slongz1last Friday
3791CHINA CHART AFTER BANNING --->>> BITCOIN / CRYPTO ...... [graphic]longz-last Friday
3790Did China Conveniently Ban Crypto Again On Options Expirations Day? - CryptosRuslongz-last Friday
3789(12) BITCOIN BAN BY CHINA IS FAKE NEWS | IGNORE THE FUD - YouTubelongz-last Friday
3788A rare unforced error on the part of China. Brain drain. I am sure that the digGlenn Petersen-last Friday
3787Open Digital Asset Protocol ( ODAP): Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) M.w0z-last Friday
3786In a way I hope this is true. China will chase away their most talented programw0z-last Friday
3785China’s central bank renewed its tough talk on bitcoin Friday, calling all digiElroy-last Friday
3784This "news" is recycled from 3 weeks ago. After an initial negative rw0z-last Friday
3783China’s central bank says all cryptocurrency-related activities are illegal, vowGlenn Petersen-last Friday
3782WOW!... Twitter enables tipping with Bitcoin, plans to let users authenticate Nlongz-last Thursday
3781THe founder of Cardano at the CMU Charles Hoskinson at the opening of the HoskiClaude Cormier-last Thursday
3780SushiSwap denies reports of billion-dollar bug - ELEVENEWSlongz-last Thursday
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3777Bitcoin.org site appears to be hacked and is promoting bitcoin giveaways (theblolongz-last Thursday
3776If these ETF'S get approved by the SEC...MAN OH MAN rocket ship in my opiniolongz-last Thursday
3775Getting closer!...Tuesday regulatory filings show Amplify, Invesco and Galaxy Dilongz-last Thursday
377410 billion in crypto..... Bitcoin Treasuries: 59 Public/Private Companies Holdinlongz-last Thursday
3773Just another bubble? Bitcoin price tops follow Chinese debt cycles, new researchlongz-last Thursday
3772You can now get paid in bitcoin to use Twitter PUBLISHED THU, SEP 23 20211:00 PGlenn Petersen1last Thursday
3771Big Development in the Ripple (XRP) Case - CryptosRuslongz-last Thursday
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