Edward Snowden Explains Blockchain to His Lawyer — and the Rest of Us


ACLU has the article Edward Snowden Explains Blockchain to His Lawyer — and the Rest of Us.

…the important concepts to understand are that blocks in the chain are meant to be verifiable, strictly ordered by chronology, and immutable. Each new block created, which in the case of Bitcoin happens every ten minutes, effectively testifies about the precise contents of all the ones that came before it, making older blocks harder and harder to change without breaking the chain completely.

I basically already understood the mechanics of blockshains, but I think this article helped me a little to understand how it might be applied to things other than money.

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