In the first part of the article, we explored consensus protocols as a concept and provided a high-level overview of some of the jargon which is commonly associated with the field. This second part focusses on one consensus protocol ‘flavour’: proof of work. What is proof of work? ‘Proof of work’ is the name given to the
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
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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
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