Both bitcoin and blockchain are vulnerable to attack. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself and why blockchain is becoming a foundational technology.
It is hard to turn on the television or read a tech blog without getting inundated with stories about bitcoin or blockchain. The biggest reason bitcoin is so popular is its nearly 2,000 percent increase in price over the last year, which made its underlying blockchain technology popular as well, even though blockchain is probably the better long-term bet.
Blockchain technology is poised to significantly impact our world. In early 2017, the Harvard Business Review suggested that blockchain “has the potential to create new foundations for our economic and social systems” [emphasis mine].
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