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The Bitcoin Blockchain Explained

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Bitcoin is the world’s first and most popular digital currency. It is decentralized and controlled by no one. How does it work, and why can you trust it? After all, if computers can copy any file, why can’t I just make copies of my bitcoins? And if it is not controlled by any one central party, what prevents me from making forging transactions for bitcoins I don’t own? This article will explain in layman’s terms how Bitcoin works…




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David Mooter

David Mooter

With over 20 years of experience in IT, David is an analyst at Forrester Research covering modern application architecture. Articles here are his own opinion.

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