Tangled up in blockchains (4)

Do I have to give up on getting any answers and wave the white flag on blockchains? Is there anyone out there who can answer the hard questions about blockchains? If not then I'll give in and accept the fact that no reality based discussions are taking place and this will be my final blog entry in my blogchain. There sure is a lot of hype around blockchains and as an old, and no doubt fuddy duddy, OLTP (OnLine Transaction Processing) technologist I get quite confused, as older folk often do. But if somebody, anybody, could answer the following points it would be really enlightening and a significant addition to current discussions about blockchain technology. I have looked very hard for answ

Tangled Up In Blockchains (3)

There's a lot of verbiage to wade through regarding blockchains, and of course bitcoin, but a suspicion is making its way into this blogger's mind ..... isn't the blockchain just a traditional linked list with a few clever bells and whistles to make it more secure? It's still just a suspicion at present but here's what Jon Evans on Techcrunch has to say. Blockchain Buzzword Bingo It has become de rigueur over the last year to speak approvingly of blockchains, the technology on which Bitcoin is built ........ The Financial Times writes breathlessly about banks “racing to harness the power of the blockchain.” Forbes enthuses: “everyone seems to agree that the technology will disrupt financial

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