What is Blockchain?
The term blockchain has been used in many social and corporate conversations in recent years, and it seems that everyone has heard of blockchain technology, but the majority of the population has no idea what it actually means.
In order for us to explain exactly what blockchain technology really means, let us give you a brief history of how money transactions have evolved. Historically, whenever people exchanged valuable items, there were intermediaries whose sole purpose was to establish the authenticity of both parties and build trust between them. These intermediaries are now known as banks. The use of banks and brokers continued over time, and with the advent of digital assets such as stocks, electronic money, and intellectual property, a more secure method was needed. This is because digital assets are usually files on a computer, which are therefore vulnerable to manipulation and theft. Thus, the use of blockchain technology allows parties to transact openly and transparently, ensuring a secure and efficient exchange.
The Future of Bitcoin
Blockchain has the potential to completely disrupt the financial industry in the same way that social media disrupted mainstream media or the same way that Netflix destroyed blockbusters. Blockchain technology can be used as a platform that provides financial services to everyone around the world, including people in developing countries who may not have access to traditional banking services and cannot afford the rates required to make large transactions. This technology has the potential for major breakthroughs in almost every major industry that is typically manipulated by large corporations.
Using Blockchain Technology in Education
Blockchain technology in education can be used to identify students who really need scholarships and those who can afford them. This is because several students have bypassed the system and received funding. It will actually hurt low-income students, who end up dropping out or racking up huge debt that forces them to barely work.
Finally, a huge amount of the population may be burying their heads in the sand right now because they want blockchain to go away, but this technology is definitely not going away. In the near future, we will all be trading using blockchain as part of our daily activities. Our great-grandchildren will read about money and ATMs just as we read about barter and gold. Therefore, it is very important that we adapt as quickly as possible to how we are forced to adapt.