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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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old gregg (2 months ago)
all i know who is phone. or grammar?
coffeehawk (5 months ago)
lol, SITFD
Spliff Bleszinski (6 months ago)
Everyone, Vox's new Netflix series explains blockchain superbly.
Your Dad (6 months ago)
way to really break it down for the layperson and provide a good understanding of the underlying technology
Sharad Baggonkar (6 months ago)
Didn't understand much of the video. Wish it was slower. It's just too fast.
MKennyTV (1 month ago)
Sharad Baggonkar Yeah that text moved around way to fast. I actually have simple and quick explanations on what is Blockchain on my channel if you want to check it out. Anyway I can help?
Narasimha Swaroop (6 months ago)
Way to fast to read.. Also have some one explain it better than a text to read ourself.
MKennyTV (1 month ago)
Narasimha Swaroop Yeah that text moved around way to fast. I actually have simple and quick explanations on what is Blockchain on my channel if you want to check it out. Anyway I can help?
goodhardlife (6 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
MKennyTV (1 month ago)
goodhardlife Yeah that text moved around way to fast. I actually have simple and quick explanations on what is Blockchain on my channel if you want to check it out. Anyway I can help?
C (6 months ago)
re do this
MKennyTV (1 month ago)
C Yeah that text moved around way to fast. I actually have simple and quick explanations on what is Blockchain on my channel if you want to check it out. Anyway I can help?
Thabet Abu Ghanimeh (6 months ago)
I'm not pausing every 2 seonds to read this. Terrible video!
MKennyTV (1 month ago)
Thabet Abu Ghanimeh Yeah that text moved around way to fast. I actually have simple and quick explanations on what is Blockchain on my channel if you want to check it out. Anyway I can help?
Vatolicious (6 months ago)
Text too fast
MKennyTV (1 month ago)
Vatolicious Yeah that text moved around way to fast. I actually have simple and quick explanations on what is Blockchain on my channel if you want to check it out. Anyway I can help?
Thunder 33345 (6 months ago)
Please dont tell me this channel will now just upload slideshows on youtube...
Big Foot (6 months ago)
Who wants to read information videos? I select and put my phone down and listen most of the time.
MKennyTV (1 month ago)
Big Foot Yeah that text moved around way to fast. I actually have simple and quick explanations on what is Blockchain on my channel if you want to check it out. Anyway I can help?
ImJTHM (6 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.
MKennyTV (1 month ago)
ImJTHM Yeah that text moved around way to fast. I actually have simple and quick explanations on what is Blockchain on my channel if you want to check it out. Anyway I can help?
Zahir khan (6 months ago)
autistic video
DoubleBack (6 months ago)
holy speedreader batman slow down!
jervoskitzin (6 months ago)
wow........bad
MKennyTV (1 month ago)
jervoskitzin Yeah that text moved around way to fast. I actually have simple and quick explanations on what is Blockchain on my channel if you want to check it out. Anyway I can help?
Mike Uman (6 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.
MKennyTV (1 month ago)
Mike Uman Yeah that text moved around way to fast. I actually have simple and quick explanations on what is Blockchain on my channel if you want to check it out. Anyway I can help?
Nugget's News (6 months ago)
This really is a terrible explanation sorry guys...
MKennyTV (1 month ago)
Nugget's News Yeah that text moved around way to fast. I actually have simple and quick explanations on what is Blockchain on my channel if you want to check it out. Anyway I can help?
darlenespencer777 (6 months ago)
AMEN!!
Aquamarine (6 months ago)
Huh? Still don’t understand.
MKennyTV (1 month ago)
Aquamarine Yeah that text moved around way to fast. I actually have simple and quick explanations on what is Blockchain on my channel if you want to check it out. Anyway I can help?
Micah Philson (6 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 (6 months ago)
Speak!
ThisGuyFrritz (6 months ago)
A little too fast to read!
MKennyTV (1 month ago)
ThisGuyFrritz Yeah that text moved around way to fast. I actually have simple and quick explanations on what is Blockchain on my channel if you want to check it out. Anyway I can help?
ThisGuyFrritz (3 months ago)
Yeah, just a little slower should give people enough time to read the captions.
Jane Tande (3 months ago)
ThisGuyFrritz A little??? LOL!!!
Your Channel (6 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.
MKennyTV (1 month ago)
Yeah that text moved around way to fast. I actually have simple and quick explanations on what is Blockchain on my channel if you want to check it out. Anyway I can help?
Spliff Bleszinski (6 months ago)
Your Channel Blockchains are the name for what BitCoin and other crypto-currencies claim have value.
Your Channel (6 months ago)
Kind of like Bitcoin? A currency that doesn't exit but people think it has actual value?
Spliff Bleszinski (6 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 (6 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.
Ufohunter007 (6 months ago)
Still don't know what it is
MKennyTV (1 month ago)
Yeah that text moved around way to fast. I actually have simple and quick explanations on what is Blockchain on my channel if you want to check it out. Anyway I can help?
Gary the Go Getter (6 months ago)
xD
WRecKeDz2 (6 months ago)
Thought it read “what is black train” for a second
imbored200 (6 months ago)
First