Inside Bitcoin’s blockchain

I’m often asked what’s in a blockchain, so I put this infographic together as an aide memoire using bitcoin’s blockchain as the example.

Although other blockchains will have differences, the overall structures should be similar.

bitcoin_blockchain_infographicInfographic designed by fractalphia.com

This is also available in French produced by BitConseil.

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Click here for a higher resolution version that is a great size and shape to print out on A3 and stick on your wall as a quick reference!

A Gentle Introduction to Blockchain Technology

This article is a gentle introduction to blockchain technology and assumes minimal technical knowledge.  It attempts to describe what it is rather than why should I care, which is described in other posts.

Shorter companion pieces to this are:

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A gentle introduction to bitcoin

This article is a gentle introduction to bitcoin and assumes minimal technical knowledge.

Shorter companion pieces to this are:

In the popular media, you will often read comments like “Bitcoins are stored in a digital wallet”, or “You can send money using blockchain technology”.  These comments can be misleading and can confuse.  By the end of this you should understand enough to participate in a dinnertime conversation about bitcoin, and not be mystified by the topic.

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