A consensus mechanism is a fault-tolerant mechanism that is used in computer and blockchain systems to achieve the necessary agreement on a single data value or a single state of the network among distributed processes or multi-agent systems, such as with cryptocurrencies. It is useful in record-keeping, among other things.Continue reading
This Primer provides an introduction to blockchain technology, outlines some of the benefits it brings and considers the risks and challenges it poses. it is an overview of the key concepts and terms intended to help people better understand this emerging technology and its growing impact.
Basically, blockchain is a combination of already existing technologies that together can create networks that secure trust between people or parties who otherwise have no reason to trust one another. Specifically, it utilises distributed ledger technology (DLT) to store information verified by cryptography among a group of users, which is agreed through a pre-defined network protocol, often without the control of a central authority.Continue reading