Blockchain is a system of recording information in a way that makes it difficult or impossible to change, hack or cheat the system.
Blockchain is essentially a digital ledger of transactions that is duplicated and distributed across the entire network of computer systems on the blockchain.
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Bitcoin are stored in a digital wallet. which exists either in the cloud or on a users computer.
Blockchain platforms and Frameworks
A world class development environment, testing framework and asset pipeline for blockchains using the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), aiming to make life as a developer easier. With Truffle, you get:
Built-in smart contract compilation, linking, deployment and binary management.
Automated contract testing for rapid development.
Scriptable, extensible deployment & migrations framework.
Network management for deploying to any number of public & private networks.
BitTorrent is a communication protocol for peer-to-peer file sharing, which enables users to distribute data and electronic files over the Internet in a decentralized manner
IOTA is an open-source distributed ledger and crypto-currency designed for the Internet of things. It uses a DAG(directed acyclic graph) to store transactions on its ledger, motivated by a potentially higher scalability over blockchain based distributed ledgers.
|The working mechanism of Tangle requires a new transaction to approve the previous two transactions.|
IOTA uses a specific data structure called the Tangle, a directed acyclic graph (DAG) structure, to store the transactions occurring on the public ledger. It does not incorporate blockchain technology, thereby attempting to address the issue of transaction costs by using the Tangle storage system.
Quorum® is an enterprise blockchain platform. It is a fork of the public ethereum client 'geth' with several protocol level enhancements to support following business needs.
Multiple pluggable consensus mechanisms suitable for enterprise use cases
Enterprise-grade permissions management (access control) for network nodes and participants
The primary purpose of the Quorum project is to develop an enterprise ethereum client which empowers businesses to embrace and benefit from blockchain technology.
As Quorum is an open-source project, the code base of the platform is open for anyone to audit, which promotes trust in the platform.
Open-sourcing further increases adoption and attracts developers from different industries to participate in the development of this platform.
Ethereum is an open-source platform that uses blockchain technology to create and run decentralized digital applications(DAPPs).
On Ethereum, you can write code that controls the money(digital value), and build applications accessible anywhere in the world.
Openchain is an open source distributed ledger technology developed by
Coinprism. It is suited for organizations wishing to issue and manage digital assets in a robust, secure and scalable way.
Some of features includes:
Instant confirmation of transactions.
No mining fees.
Extremely high scalability.
Secured through digital signatures.
Hyperledger Sawtooth is an open source project under the Hyperledger umbrella, and works as an enterprise level blockchain system used for creating and operating distributed ledger applications and networks particularly for use by enterprises.
Hyperledger Sawtooth offers a flexible and modular architecture separates the core system from the application domain, so smart contracts can specify the business rules for applications without needing to know the underlying design of the core system.
EOS.IO is a blockchain protocol based on the cryptocurrency EOS. The smart contract platform claims to eliminate transaction fees and also conduct millions of transactions per second.
EOSIO is a next-generation, open-source
blockchain protocol with industry-leading transaction speed and flexible utility.
Open Ledger is a decentralized financial platform letting its users to convert bitcoin to SmartCoins immediately or by limit order. SmartCoins, which tracks the price of main fiat currencies, can then be directly withdrawn to cash through money transfer, Ripple gateway, PayPal or NanoCard.
OpenLedger brings a team of experienced blockchain developers to every project, working with business partners to create custom solutions for fintech, entertainment, insurance, and other industries.
Corda is a Distributed Ledger Technology to be used by businesses, such as financial institutions, to keep a shared ledger of transactions and thus removing the need for the involved parties to constantly check that each of their books are in line after interacting with each other.
Ripple is a payment settlement, asset exchange, and remittance system. a service for international money and security transfers that is used by a network of banks and financial intermediaries.
The Ripple platform is an open source protocol which is designed to allow fast and cheap transactions.
RippleNet is a network of institutional payment-providers such as banks and money services businesses that use solutions developed by Ripple to provide a frictionless experience to send money globally.
XRP is a token used for representing the transfer of value across the Ripple Network.
IBM Blockchain is a public cloud service that customers can use to build secure blockchain networks.