Blockchain Is Set To Disrupt Industry Infrastructures

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Forbes | By Alexandro Pando | September 1, 2017

Three decades ago, the personal computer catalyzed the shift from an analogue-based system of things to a digital one. Today, in a similar manner, blockchain is becoming one of the most prevailing disruptive technologies, leading the frontier for change from a centralized server-based internet system to a cryptographic transparent network.

A Decentralized System Of Handling Resources

In its simplest form, blockchain is a digital ledger system shared and publicly hosted by a verified network of peers, each with a synchronized and identical transcript of the information accommodated in a digital ledger. Blockchain technology does not follow predominant central server architecture; information is instead hosted on multiple peer-to-peer computers to form a massive network. This framework represents the crux of blockchain tech. It fosters transparency, drastically cutting information processing (transaction) costs and provisions a practical firewall against hacks and intrusion.

Eliminating The Need For Third-Party Moderation

Blockchain technology operates what is known as a distributed network consensus. This mechanism enables the blockchain system to auto-moderate all transactions by cross-referencing newly initiated activity with existent and verified information sets. Once the entire system confirms the validity of such a transaction, it is implemented, encrypted and embedded into the blockchain network as a tamper-proof information set.

This tech has the potential to transform the financial industry’s infrastructure, where banks, fiat transfer services and other intermediaries continue to charge exorbitant premiums for providing and mediating financial remittances. Secure encryption and public access to unforgeable records mean that transactions orchestrated on the blockchain system are not only transparent but are more invulnerable to hacks and intrusion. With Bitcoin transactions pulling in an average of $200,000 daily, peer-to-peer transactions via blockchain tech are already a reality. Industry experts believe that when this is implemented on a more global scale, it could facilitate cuts in transaction costs by up to $6 billion yearly.

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  • From Ipo To Ico: Blockchain’s Finance Revolution
  • Icos: New Model Of Blockchain Capitalism

Blockchain As An Asset For Industries

When blockchain debuted in 2008, it was intended to be the framework of which Bitcoin existed. The massive success of the digital currency, which has a current worth that exceeds $4000 per coin, is an attestation of Blockchain's far-reaching capabilities. Today, backed by an increased level of stakeholder participation, blockchain tech has continued to permeate into applications that extend past the financial sector into several other industries.

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