Blockchain technology offers a way for untrusted parties to reach consensus on a common digital history. A common digital history is important because digital assets and transactions are in theory easily faked and/or duplicated. Blockchain technology solves this problem without using a trusted intermediary.
This explainer will offer simple definitions and analogies for blockchain technology. It will also define Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, blockchain, and initial coin offerings. Along the way, we’ll highlight promising use cases for blockchain technology.