If you havenâ€™t been living under a rock for the past few months, you have likely heard someone bring up Bitcoin, a blockchain, or some other oddly-named cryptocurrency (ex. Cyptokitties).
Most people know that blockchain is the technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin; in fact, some people confuse blockchains and Bitcoin as being one and the same. Theyâ€™re not.
Donâ€™t let the quirky naming conventions fool you, defining blockchain in 2017 reminds me of trying to define the â€śInternetâ€ť in the early 1990s. Most people today still canâ€™t clearly define what the Internet is, but they know that without it, there would likely be no websites, e-commerce, streaming video or mobile apps.