Blockchain 101: what is the difference between a public and a private blockchain?

We have previously explored blockchain, cryptocurrencies, ICOs, blockchain-based smart contracts and consensus protocols which you can discover in our blog The Blockchain Consensus.  This article focusses on another piece of jargon which accompanies this field and seeks to explain the difference between a public and a private blockchain. A blockchain is characterised as being either public

Blockchain 101: what is a consensus protocol? pt. 1 – an introduction

In our previous 101 articles which you can find on our Blockchain Consensus blog, we have explored blockchain, cryptocurrencies, ICOs and blockchain-based smart contracts.  This article focusses on an often used but seldom understood piece of technical jargon which often accompanies this field: the consensus protocol. Because of the complexity, we’re breaking this article down into