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24. Using the Blockchain

A tool with thousands of applications

Daniel Drescher

(1)Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Steps 1 through 23 described what the blockchain is, what problem it solves, and how its works. However, the blockchain was not invented for the sake of busying ourselves with discussing its technological concepts. Instead, the blockchain was invented for use in the real world. Hence, this step explores in more detail how the blockchain can be used. It also describes generic application patterns of the blockchain and relates them to its properties. Additionally, this step sketches some specific applications of the blockchain and explains what details should ...

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