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Best description of the blockchain that I’ve ever read

Don’t understand the blockchain?

Here’s an article that explains it in the simplest terms so that anyone can understand it. If you’ve struggled to understand why the blockchain is important (and a positive development) and how Proof of Work works:

WTF is The Blockchain? [Mohit Mamoria on Hacker Noon] – “Unless you’re hiding under the rock, I am sure you’d have heard of Bitcoins and Blockchain. After all, they are the trending and media’s favorite topics these days — the buzzwords of the year. Even the people who’ve never mined a cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it. I have more non-technical friends than technical ones. They have been bugging me for weeks to explain this new buzzword to them. I guess there are thousands out there who feel the same. And when that happens, there comes a time to write something to which everyone can point the other lost souls to — that’s the purpose of this post — written in plain english that any regular internet user understands.”

Stay at 17 inches [Sperry Baseball Life] – “You’re probably all wondering why I’m wearing home plate around my neck. Or maybe you think I escaped from Camarillo State Hospital,” he said, his voice growing irascible. I laughed along with the others, acknowledging the possibility. “No,” he continued, “I may be old, but I’m not crazy. The reason I stand before you today is to share with you baseball people what I’ve learned in my life, what I’ve learned about home plate in my 78 years.”

This loop is gold.