How The Blockchain Technology Is Revolutionizing The World

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  • We see the stories every day. Feds charge 21 people in global crypto money laundering bust.
  • FTX not only filed for bankruptcy, but hackers allegedly stole customer assets. 
  • Cryptocurrency investors have lost more than $2 trillion in the past year.

Given such headlines, one can be forgiven for viewing cryptocurrency and cryptocurrency trading negatively. Moreover, the tremendous amount of energy required for bitcoin mining also may add to one’s skepticism, given the very real impact of climate change. But one should remember that cryptocurrency represents just a small subset of distributed ledger technology (DLT).

About Blockchain

At its most basic, blockchain is about how both digital and real assets get moved from one person or one place to the next without the need for a costly, intrusive third party to facilitate the process. While the creation of distributed ledger technologies that make blockchain work was applied first to the movement of money, giving rise to cryptocurrency, blockchain can be used for any asset by creating a digital replica of a real object and performing the necessary action in real time.

Benefits To The Society

The world has already benefited heavily from the power and elegance of blockchain. For example, at the height of the pandemic, with millions of people in desperate need of effective Covid-19 vaccines, our company created an intelligent vaccine tracking system using blockchain to ensure frictionless distribution of life-saving immunizations around the globe under extreme temperature control.

This not only ensured vaccines got to the people who needed them around the world in record time, but reduced costs that governments had to pay pharmaceutical companies to purchase them since the blockchain tracking system helped limit the number of spoiled vaccines that had to be thrown out due to exposure to too much heat or cold. Consumers have also benefited from enterprise blockchain as it helps businesses streamline processes and operations, efficiencies that ultimately get passed on to consumers.

Blockchain is also being used to improve the travel industry. For example, Australian-based Webjet is using its blockchain platform to help avoid inaccurate or lost hotel bookings. This provides more transparency for customers and greater accountability on behalf of hotels. While it is still too soon to know the full impact of the cryptocurrency meltdown, educating ourselves about how new technologies like blockchain work, their benefits and the potential for abuse remains our best line of defense.

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Source: Forbes


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