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A digital ledger in which transactions made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency are recorded chronologically and publicly:‘we can actually have a look at the blockchain and see evidence of what's going on’
- ‘Cheating by forging records in the blockchain of namecoin is going to be exceedingly difficult because of merged mining.’
- ‘The transaction must receive a number of confirmations from other users who've located the transfer on the Bitcoin's master ledger, the Blockchain’
- ‘Bitcoin's blockchain, a public ledger that record transactions, holds much potential for other kinds of cryptographic verification rather than just transferring bitcoins, he said.’
- ‘Every transaction they make is recorded in a ledger called the blockchain, held by every currency owner, and each time a transaction is made, the ledger is updated.’
- ‘The blockchain is managed by a decentralized network that verifies and puts a time-stamp on payments.’
- ‘Although the odds of a temporary confirmation not being confirmed on the Blockchain are minuscule, Litecoin eliminates the problem entirely.’
- ‘All Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency transactions are publicly listed in the blockchain.’
- ‘There is a small window where transaction IDs can be 'renamed' before being confirmed in the blockchain.’
- ‘The blockchain tracks only pseudonymous Bitcoin addresses, not users' real names or other identifying details.’
- ‘Due to a lack of custom software tools to analyze the blockchain, tracing a chain of transactions can be like following a set of muddy footprints in the rain.’
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