Blockchain came about as a result of the 2008 financial collapse, and was created for the means of taking the control back of our hard-earned money, from governments, banks, and other centralized organisations.
Our fiat system is flawed, and has been depreciating on an enormous scale for decades, and leaves you with absolutely no privacy.
Blockchain is the technology that creates the building blocks for digital currency (Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and the like).
The technology allows for digital information to be distributed, but not copied. This means each individual piece of data can only have one owner. …
Mid July, Apollo foundation performed what is believed to be the 1st Database Shard on a active blockchain, so we are here to investigate the claim and take a look at the database, both before, and after the shard.
So what is sharding?
Blockchain operations are optimized to run on code from the last slice of the ledger record. Each slice contains reliable data, and this is ensured by signing its summary table.
This makes downloading the full blockchain unnecessary. You get the latest slice of the ledger — and start processing. …
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