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What Is Blockchain?

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HowStuffWorks explains how blockchain technology, which relies upon a shared record of transactions across a peer-to-peer network of computers, is taking over the world.
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coffeehawk (2 months ago)
lol, SITFD
Spliff Bleszinski (3 months ago)
Everyone, Vox's new Netflix series explains blockchain superbly.
Your Dad (3 months ago)
way to really break it down for the layperson and provide a good understanding of the underlying technology
Sharad Baggonkar (3 months ago)
Didn't understand much of the video. Wish it was slower. It's just too fast.
Narasimha Swaroop (3 months ago)
Way to fast to read.. Also have some one explain it better than a text to read ourself.
goodhardlife (3 months ago)
Howstuffworks I loved your site and the idea but honestly your youtube channel is not that great. This video can be replaced with a .txt file
C (3 months ago)
re do this
Thabet Abu Ghanimeh (3 months ago)
I'm not pausing every 2 seonds to read this. Terrible video!
Vatolicious (3 months ago)
Text too fast
Thunder 33345 (3 months ago)
Please dont tell me this channel will now just upload slideshows on youtube...
Big Foot (3 months ago)
Who wants to read information videos? I select and put my phone down and listen most of the time.
ImJTHM (3 months ago)
I wouldn't consider myself a stupid man, but I have no idea what this means. The explanation sounds like someone reading out of a tech manual designed for people that already know what they're reading.
Zahir khan (3 months ago)
autistic video
DoubleBack (3 months ago)
holy speedreader batman slow down!
jervoskitzin (3 months ago)
Mike Uman (3 months ago)
Way to blow that text right on by! I missed about 30% of it because of the text whizzing by so fast, and, am not curious enough to go back and pause my way thru your video. You people are better than this. Thumb's down.
Nugget's News (3 months ago)
This really is a terrible explanation sorry guys...
darlenespencer777 (3 months ago)
Aquamarine (3 months ago)
Huh? Still don’t understand.
Micah Philson (3 months ago)
What I read: Think of Blockchain as stored like a spreadsheet or this block contains data, a new hash and a hash from the previous block. The data depends on the type of block most hyped book Bitcoin's data records the details of the next information is Hash is what identifies the think of it as a number key that's one of a kind. The last bit is the hash from the previous block. This is what makes blockchain a unique way to verify another critical feature: Blockchain is distributed. ... and so on, you get the point.
Graphite74 (3 months ago)
ThisGuyFrritz (3 months ago)
A little too fast to read!
ThisGuyFrritz (30 days ago)
Yeah, just a little slower should give people enough time to read the captions.
Jane Tande (1 month ago)
ThisGuyFrritz A little??? LOL!!!
Your Channel (3 months ago)
I stopped at :30 seconds. Did anybody view this before it was published or do you think everybody is a speed reader. Slow it down a little bit and review after editing.
Spliff Bleszinski (3 months ago)
Your Channel Blockchains are the name for what BitCoin and other crypto-currencies claim have value.
Your Channel (3 months ago)
Kind of like Bitcoin? A currency that doesn't exit but people think it has actual value?
Spliff Bleszinski (3 months ago)
Your Channel Here is a quick explanation of Blockchain. It is the hipsters and hackers way of sticking it to the man by not actually using real money and instead creating a currency that is even more vulnerable to the problems of paper money issued by governments.
Perry Connell (3 months ago)
Hmmm. It's almost as if a popular YouTube channel with a semblance of legitimacy and influence is trying to sway public opinion by not taking the subject matter very seriously.
Your Channel (3 months ago)
Agreeable and I have never heard of blockchain nor do I feel like finding out but, the video being from HowStuffWorks, I thought it might be interesting. Also, good grief, it was only a 1:13 video. You think they could have done a better job. I guess I will never know but I know I won't lose any sleep over it. =D Thanks Mr. Theilig. =D
Ufohunter007 (3 months ago)
Still don't know what it is
Gary the Go Getter (3 months ago)
WRecKeDz2 (3 months ago)
Thought it read “what is black train” for a second
imbored200 (3 months ago)