What Is ‘Blockchain’ And What Does It Mean For Me?
Peter Rüegg, 6 Jan 18
       

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You may have heard of blockchain, but still be confused about exactly what it is, what the hype around it really means, and how it could affect you.


“…there is a bit too much hype surrounding the term ‘blockchain.'”


Roger Wattenhofer, a professor of distributed computing at the information technology and electrical engineering department at ETH Zurich, began to take an interest in bitcoin and blockchain around five years ago. Here, he discusses the technology and how it could change the world, and addresses whether the excitement around blockchain is warranted.

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