Blockchain Technologies

Distributed Ledgers and Blockchain Technology



What are Blockchain Technologies?
How do blockchains work?


A Blockchain is a distributed ledger of unchangable, digitally recorded data. Data of any type can be recorded in a blockchain: financial transactions, titles to real estate, etc. Unlike a traditional database housing the same data, a blockchain does not have to rely on a centralized administrator. Continue


Blockchain Network

Global
Blockchains are Borderless

Distributed
Blockchains Resist Centralization

Database
Blockchains Store Data


Blockchain Applications
These applications are powered by blockchains


These are the use cases where blockchain technologies can be applied to improve efficiency or unlock capabilities for new technologies.

Finance
Trade and settle securities at a fraction of the time and cost.

Property
Permanently record and access real-time property rights.

Contracts
Self-enforcing contracts based on predefined conditions.

Identity
Eliminate invasive identity practices via digital identies.


BlockchainTechnologies.com is a free resource to help the world better understand blockchain technologies. We answers questions like "What is blockchain technology?" and "What are blockchain applications?"

Blockchain Companies
Innovative companies building with blockchain technologies


200+ Blockchain Companies ... and counting

With blockchain venture capital funding well past the $1 Billion mark, the amount of invested capital into new startups is pointing towards blockchain companies being around for quite a while.

The following blockchain technology companies are a subset of the many who are blazing the trail for global distributed ledger technology adoption:

Blockchain Technology Companies

Chain

Enterprise Blockchain Software

TradeBlock

Blockchain Enterprise Tools

BitFury

Blockchain Infrastructure

Hyperledger

Decentralized Ledgers

Ethereum

Decentralized Applications

OneName

Blockchain Based Identification

Blockstack

Blockchain Software Stack

PeerNova

Large Scale Immuatble Ledgers

BlockCypher

Blockchain Web Services

Blockstream

Sidechains, Open Assets, Smart Contracts

T0

Blockchain Based Securities

Digtial Asset Holdings

Distributed Ledger Financial Services

Blockchain Investments
Discover blockchain technology investment opportunities


Searching for how to invest in blockchain technology? You don't have to be a Silicion Valley VC to own a stake in the global blockchain industry. We explore entry-level opportunities such as purchasing cryptocurrencies directly, to advanced investment methods such as angel investing in blockchain companies.

Blockchain Technology Investments

Cryptocurrencies Buy and Trade Cryptocurrencies

Venture Investing Fund Promising Startups

Digital Assets Ownership of Blockchain Assets

Crowdfunding Decentralized Crowdfunding Platforms

Stocks Publicly Traded Blockchain Companies


“The Blockchain is potentially the most important technology innovation of our lifetime.”

Blockchain Mining
Mining achieve consensus


Blockchain Mining Blockchain mining is the backbone of a secure distributed network. We explore the most popular blockchain (bitcoin), as well as other alternative blockchains (also known as consensus protocols) and new concepts like Embedded Mining.

Blockchain Mining Continued

Blockchain News
Latest blockchain news


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Mizuho Completes Blockchain Recordkeeping, Digital Currency Trials

Japanese banking group Mizuho announced today the completion of two new blockchain trials. Conducted in partnership with professional services firm Cognizant, the tests saw the bank develop its own digital currency, as well as a system for sharing ...
Coin Desk

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JAAK Uses Ethereum and Swarm to Disrupt the Media and Entertainment Industry

JAAK, a London-based tech company using blockchain technology to disrupt the media and entertainment industry, has been selected for the first Techstars Music accelerator alongside ten other startups. The newly established accelerator, headed by Bob ...
coinjournal.net

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There’s finally a commercial use for blockchain tech in finance

The idea of using blockchain—the technology underpinning the bitcoin cryptocurrency—has gripped the imagination of financial institutions all over the world. One report from Spanish megabank Santander says banks could save up to $20 billion a year in ...
Quartz

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Blockchain: Automating machine transactions in the fourth industrial revolution

Historically, trust has been "added on" to products or transactions as they flowed through a value chain for physical goods or services. Physical, or electronic, records trail every object to prove its origin, destination, quantity and history. Producing ...
International Business Times

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Why Nasdaq Is Even More Optimistic About Blockchain Than It Was 3 Years Ago

These are the show notes for the Unchained podcast. Listen to my whole interview with Fredrik here or on Google Play, iTunes, Stitcher or TuneIn Radio. As vice president of blockchain innovation at Nasdaq, Fredrik Voss is one of the most experienced ...
Forbes