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The blockchain is a global computer network that facilitates near instantaneous financial transactions with minimal fees, as well as applications, automated smart contracts, and data exchange.

Billions of dollars have been invested into the development of blockchain technology in industries including finance and banking, auditing, real estate, shipping and transportation, government, media, and entertainment.

Distributed applications - which are software in which the computing work is done by a global network of computers, instead of by a single computer - also use the blockchain.  This greatly increases the computing power available to run complex software.  People are typically paid by the software owners for allowing their computers to perform some of the computational work for distributed applications.

Large corporations could store and process information on the blockchain, instead of investing as much money into database infrastructures.  This is similar to the Internet "cloud," however many financial transactions, software applications, and automated smart contracts are better suited to be conducted using blockchain technology.

Investment in and development of blockchain technology is increasing demand, and this can create opportunities for favorable returns.  Experts compare the growth of blockchain technology to the Internet boom of the early 1990s.

Blockweather has a team of experts who conduct market research, analyze charts and indicators, collaborate with industry professionals and innovators, execute trades, and monitor positions.  This provides clients with access to cryptocurrency and blockchain technology investments without requiring that they spend hundreds to thousands of hours keeping up with market trends.

 

 

 

Uses of blockchain technology include:

  1. Near-instantaneous financial transactions worldwide with minimal fees
     

  2. "Smart contracts" that execute automatically when conditions are met
     

  3. Digital identities: to sign into websites or to sign documents
     

  4. Records of digital assets, land titles, and frequent flyer miles
     

  5. Audits of insurance claims
     

  6. Confidential storage and transmission of healthcare data
     

  7. Finance company records

An example:

Your daughter's wallet is lost while she is overseas.  Using the blockchain, you could immediately send her bitcoin with minimal fees or hassle.

Bitcoin is the first decentralized cryptocurrency (digital currency).  It is used in electronic transactions over the blockchain.  Bitcoin can be converted to and from traditional fiat currencies, as well as to and from other cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin is used as money and can perform functions like software:

  1. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency used in financial transactions on the blockchain.  A payment can be made from a person to a person or company almost instantaneously.
     

  2. Each transaction is recorded publicly on the blockchain, though the identity of the parties is not public.
     

  3. Bitcoin can be exchanged like money.  It is recognized as a store of value, similar to gold.  One bitcoin at times is worth more than an ounce of gold!
     

  4. Bitcoin can use blockchain technology to perform functions like software and to store information.
     

  5. "Mining" bitcoins refers to bitcoin being awarded in exchange for the use of computing power to verify blockchain transactions.
     

  6. There can only ever be twenty-one million bitcoins in existence.  Thus, bitcoin is not subject to the inflation and devaluation that occurs with traditional money when more of it is printed.