Blockchain Technologies

Distributed Ledgers and Blockchain Technology

Blockchain Definition
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

Blockchains are Borderless

Blockchains Resist Centralization

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.

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

Permanently record and access real-time property rights.

Self-enforcing contracts based on predefined conditions.

Eliminate invasive identity practices via digital identies.

$621 Million

In Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology 2015 YTD Venture Capital

$1.08 Billion

In Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology All Time Venture Capital

Blockchain Companies
Innovative companies building with blockchain technologies

200+ Blockchain Companies ... and counting

With blockchain venture capital funding approaching the $1 Billion mark, invested capital is pointing towards blockchain companies being around for quite a while. The following blockchain technology companies are blazing the trail for global distributed ledger adoption:

Blockchain Technology Companies


Enterprise Blockchain Software


Blockchain Enterprise Tools


Blockchain Infrastructure


Decentralized Ledgers


Decentralized Applications


Blockchain Based Identification


Blockchain Software Stack


Large Scale Immuatble Ledgers


Blockchain Web Services


Sidechains, Open Assets, Smart Contracts


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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Five Myths about the Blockchain Revolution

Blockchain technology is the most important invention in computing in a generation because, for the first time in human history, we have at our disposal a truly native digital medium for peer-to-peer value exchange. Blockchain, a vast global platform based ...
The Huffington Post

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Report: US Postal Service Could Create its Own Digital Currency

The US Postal Service has released a new report outlining how it could adopt blockchain technology within its operations. The report, released by the Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General (OIG), suggests that the service should consider using ...
Coin Desk

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How CIOs explain blockchain to their CFO

The customer experience – as your company knows it – is fading. Your organization might not even realize there is a new revolution coming at you – the blockchain revolution. Blockchain will have enormous impacts on global business and the world economy.

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IBM: Blockchain could secure the financial system

Blockchain technology has the potential to make the financial system more efficient and secure, and government and industry should collaborate to further develop it, IBM told a presidential cybersecurity panel last week. The company contends that with ...
Fierce FinanceIT

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THE BLOCKCHAIN REPORT: Why the technology behind Bitcoin is seeing widespread investment and early application across the finance industry

Blockchain technology, which is best known for powering Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is gaining steam among finance firms because of its potential to streamline processes and increase efficiency. The technology could cut costs by up to $20 billion ...
The Business Insider