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What is Blockchain Technology? Uses and its’ Future

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The blockchain is indisputably one of the ingenious topics in the present time. Since from its inception, blockchain has evolved into a bigger technology throughout the world. There are various companies that are offering blockchain development services to people around the globe.

The inventor of this technology is a non-Japanese resident namely Satoshi Nakamoto who lives in the US. Though this technology is quite popular among people these days, still there are several aspirants around the world who would like to know more about this technology.

Learning this technology is not rocket science, it just needs self-education as well as meticulous research.

We have made your work easy and jotted some points that will help you in understating more about the blockchain technology-

What is Blockchain?

In the simplest form blockchain can be understood as a technology that allows its users to digitally use any data, objects or currency. It is like a regular ledger but in the digital form that includes a transaction of money or purchase of goods or services which has some value. After the transaction is done, it is difficult to delete or add any information.

Technically speaking, blockchain is a digital ledger that records the chunks of data in it which is called blocks. These blocks then connect with other blocks with hashing function popularly known as cryptographic validation. The blockchain technology is a secure way of making contracts, agreements and transaction which are recorded privately.

What makes this technology more interesting is its quality of decentralization, according to which the data stored in the chain is not stored in any single location and is universally accessible to all the users in the network.

Uses of Blockchain Technology

Working with blockchain technology is fun. It is a secure way of doing business and prevents forgery. The technology fastens the process & simplifies it by reducing errors. Generally, the blockchain technology is associated with Bitcoin but there are several other ways in which blockchain technology can be used. Some of the uses are as follows:

  1. Blockchain In Financial Services

Financial services are using this technology and coming up with new innovations like smart bonds and smart contracts. Blockchain helps in asset management by doing trade processing and settlement. It also simplifies the insurance claiming process. Blockchain enables customers to make international payments within 24 hours.

  1. Blockchain in Smart Property

Blockchain helps in removing the conventional moneylenders. It facilitates you to lend your smart property to an unknown person in exchange for a loan. It also helps in IoT, by encrypting your appliances and providing protection to your possession.

  1. Blockchain in Smart Contract

Smart contracts are self-maintained and self-executive that can be used in various fields like healthcare, music and government. For instance, a smart contract can solve the problems for ownership rights and royalty distribution in the music industry.

Blockchain technology also protects your rights to your things and makes your daily life easy, for example, the car can be activated only by taping right protocol on a key by fitting immobilizer in your car key. Secondly, Smartphones can only work when you put right pin code in it.

Businesses can also make the use of blockchain technology in their supply chain system where they can manage, protects and store the smart information.

The Future of Blockchain Technology

We know the future is subjective and it is hard to tell what will happen in the coming time. If we see the recent trends in Blockchain, there is one thing we can tell that the future belongs to Blockchain technology. The blockchain is not merely limited to the financial sector. It has broadened its dimensions and is used in various sectors such as music, smartphones, government and etc. Let’s take a quick journey to the future of blockchain:


  1. The technology has potential to reduce cyber risks with identity authentications through a visible ledger.
  2. Car rental will be easy though smart contracts.
  3. Home appliances connected with internet can use blockchain technology to make an automatic contact with the external world. For e.g. a refrigerator with sensors can contact the shops, makes the order and pay for foods. It can also upgrade its software and track its warranty.
  4. Solving crimes is another reason to hire blockchain developers. Some companies claim that its blockchain software helps in tracking down criminals in faster and cheaper way.
  5. It will reduce the problem of late payment and will enhance speedy and effective transactional activity.
  6. In the future banks might become the keepers of cryptographic keys.


The Final Note

There is no doubt that the future belongs to Blockchain technology.  It will offer us a new perspective in dealing with online transactions. One can create secure apps under Blockchain application development services where all the transactions are secured with complex cryptography. Opportunities are high for blockchain technology and so are the threats. Businesses and industries are gradually inclining on this technology. Even people who are doing huge online transaction feel safe with this technology as it eliminates intermediary costs, helps in conducting fair trade and ensure them full security and ownership.

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