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Blockchain: Yay or nay?

Am interessantesten am Bitcoin-Hype ist die brummende Debatte um die darunterliegende Blockchain-Technologie.

Einerseits Kai Stinchcombe hier:

Ten years in, nobody has come up with a use for blockchain

Everyone says the blockchain, the technology underpinning cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, is going to change EVERYTHING. And yet, after years of tireless effort and billions of dollars invested, nobody has actually come up with a use for the blockchain—besides currency speculation and illegal transactions.

Andererseits Ben Schiller bei fastcompany:

2018 Is Going To Be A Massive Year For Blockchains, The Tech Behind Bitcoins

You’ve heard of the surging alternate currency, but that’s just a peek at what the underlying technology will enable in the next year.