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Blockchain: Real Potential NotYet Discovered

Blockchain is the basis for crypto-currency and tracking some financial transactions. Its potential uses promise to radically transform industries.
—By Karen White

A few years ago, analysts were predicting the foundational technology called blockchain could radically shift the entire economy, similar to the impact of the internet. For the average consumer, blockchain is equivalent to crypto-currency, but in reality it is called foundational because it serves as the base technology for new systems that do things like secure business transactions.

As the technology continues to mature and its uses continue to expand, forward thinkers are consideri....