We all know that Amazon has their hands in everything. You can buy just about anything you want from the titanous store inventory and you can get almost any service you need too if you're into Amazon Video or Amazon Music.
Blockchain and bitcoin. For the past 10 years, these words appeared on your social media feeds many times. For the past 10 years, still nobody really understands what bitcoin means... or that Blockchain is a digital money technology advertised as an antidote to the death of civilization.
Blockchain technology has been facing a serious roller coaster as far as interest, investment, and control goes. After the major Bitcoin boom and burst of 2017, people have started to flee the crypto scene—but is that really what they should be doing.
If you’ve been keeping up with banking, cryptocurrency, health tech, or major investments, then you may have heard of “blockchains.” But what is a blockchain, and how is it making its way into the healthcare industry? Before diving into this subject, we must understand what a blockchain is and how it affects us.
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Hundreds of millions of dollars are being poured into various blockchain investments around the world. Major companies such as IBM, JP Morgan, Spotify, and Eastman Kodak are already exploring various blockchain applications. So are governments.
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First conceptualized in 2008, blockchain quickly became the vehicle and core component of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Today, blockchain is viewed by many as the go-to solution for problems, spanning a number of industries, ranging from banking and finance to healthcare and voting. But what is blockchain and how exactly is it supposed to revolutionize so many seemingly different industries?
With a current market cap of just over 200 billion USD, cryptocurrencies took the world by storm with a sharp surge in value across the board back in 2017. However, just like any other investment opportunity, investing in crypto also comes with plenty of risks that investors must learn to leverage to their own benefit.
Although cryptocurrency was first launched in the 1980s without success (and then again in the 1990s), it has become quite acceptable in recent years. Since that time, the digital world has exploded in popularity. As a form of digital currency, people find cryptocurrency quite convenient as they begin using cash less and less. According to economists, coins are more costly to create than they are actually worth, begging the question: Are we shifting towards a cashless society?
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