Blockchain, invented in 2008, is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. Each block includes a timestamp, transaction data and information from the previous blocks. Blockchains are secure by design and cannot be altered, which is inherently valuable for many industries.
The early adopters of blockchain was the banking industry, creating the Global Blockchain Forum in 2016. It is now integrating into almost every industry including supply chain, insurance, health care and information, real estate, professional services, ticketing, voting, music and many more. According to a recent report from Market Reports Center, the global market for blockchain was valued at $708 million in 2017 and is anticipated to reach $60.7 billion in 2024.
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