Blockchain Technology

Blockchain Technology
Techiio-author
Written by Shuvhojit DebJanuary 24, 2022
7 min read
Blockchain
3 VIEWS 0 LIKES 0 DISLIKES SHARE
0 LIKES 0 DISLIKES 3 VIEWS SHARE
Techiio-author
Shuvhojit Deb

Full Stack Developer

In today's blog, we'll know about blockchain technology.

About Blockchain

Blockchain is a shared, immutable ledger that facilitates the process of recording transactions and tracking assets in a business network. An asset can be tangible (a house, car, cash, land) or intangible (intellectual property, patents, copyrights, branding). Virtually anything of value can be tracked and traded on a blockchain network, reducing risk and cutting costs for all involved.

blogpost

There are three types of Blockchain:

  • Public Blockchain: This is the Blockchain network where anyone can join the network, transact in it and become a validator in it.
  • Private Blockchain: This is the Blockchain network where the network administrators invite others and grant membership to get access rights.
  • Consortium Blockchain: This is a semi-decentralized Blockchain network. It also requires permissions, but a single organization will be running a node of Blockchain.

Understanding Blockchain with an Example

Let’s consider a scenario where there is a Blockchain network, and all have the database having the house address of people, and the rule is – only the house owner can change his house address. So, let’s say Mr. A being a house owner, raises a query to change his house address, and the query is shared across the network. People know that A is the owner and them consent (note that the power of consent is codified and not at the will of the person), and the address gets changed in everyone’s database. Any changes that compromise the integrity of the databases will not be entertained by Blockchain, which is why Blockchain is called the Trust Protocol.

Required skills to learn this technology:

  • Good mathematical and coding background.
  • Management and marketing are equally important if you want your product to survive.

Applications of Blockchain Technology

  • We are all very well aware of the cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ripple, Etherium, etc., which employ Blockchain as their underlying technology.
  • They can be employed in patents, copyrights, and smart contracts for properties. These would thus hold the log of who owned it, to whom they sold, and again, there cannot be multiple sales/purchases of the Sold ones.
  • Many banking services are employing Blockchain for validation and authentication purposes.
  • Companies that deal with e-commerce businesses will be able to manage their supply chain by employing Blockchain.

Advantages of Blockchain

There are many advantages to using blockchain technology compared to other traditional technologies.

  1. With blockchain, your business process will be better protected with the help of a high level of security
  2. The hacking threats against your business will also be reduced to a greater extent.
  3. As blockchain offers a decentralized platform, there is no need to pay for centralized entities or intermediaries’ services.
  4. Enterprise blockchain technology enables organizations to use different levels of accessibility.
  5. Organizations can do faster transactions with the help of blockchain.
  6. Account reconciliation can be automated.
  7. The transactions done are transparent and hence, easy to track.

Disadvantages of Blockchain

The disadvantages of blockchain technology are...

  1. Blockchains use excessive energy.
  2. Blockchain is not a huge distributed computing system.
  3. Mining does not provide network security.
  4. Blockchain entries do not last forever or are not immutable.
  5. Scalability remains blockchain’s weakness.
  6. Blockchain is not indestructible.

What are the Hurdles in Adopting Blockchain?

  • This requires research and skill. So, the very first hurdle is knowledge and understanding.
  • The speed of transactions, data management, and verification will involve a lot of fast innovation, and adoption becomes challenging.
  • Coming up with ways of adopting Blockchain technology along with traditional mechanisms (like in the banking sector) is difficult.
  • There is no global standard on how Blockchain must act! All we know is – how it works.
  • ‘Anonymous’ and ‘irreversible’ kind of Blockchain attributes might not be appreciated by all users because of different use cases.
  • The major obstacle would be convincing society to adopt this technology.

Conclusion

Thus, Blockchain is a gem and jewel in the platform of storing, validating, authorizing and transacting online in this world where the final and biggest question is on the question of trust.

Blockchain
Database
DBMS
Bitcoin
Ethereum
3 VIEWS 0 LIKES 0 DISLIKES SHARE
0 LIKES 0 DISLIKES 3 VIEWS SHARE
Was this blog helpful?
techiio-price-plantechiio-price-plantechiio-price-plantechiio-price-plantechiio-price-plan
You must be Logged in to comment
Code Block
Techiio-author
Shuvhojit Deb
Full Stack Developer
Techiio-followerTechiio-follower
117 Blog Posts
0 Discussion Threads
Trending Technologies
15
Software40
DevOps46
Frontend Development24
Backend Development20
Server Administration17
Linux Administration26
Data Center24
Sentry24
Terraform23
Ansible83
Docker70
Penetration Testing16
Kubernetes21
NGINX20
JenkinsX17
Techiio-logo

Techiio is on the journey to build an ocean of technical knowledge, scouring the emerging stars in process and proffering them to the corporate world.

Follow us on:

Subscribe to get latest updates

You can unsubscribe anytime from getting updates from us
Developed and maintained by Wikiance
Developed and maintained by Wikiance