Blockchain for CS People
Dissecting the Hype
Blockchain is one of the most misunderstood technology that exists right now. On one end, blockchain is one of those tech words that has been mythified to be a world-changer: a tool that can solve poverty, world hunger, and other grandeur things. It’s easy to get caught in the marketing hype and get a non-accurate, sugarcoated idea of it. On the other end, some people think blockchain is “just a linked-list” and has no use cases outside of cryptocurrency. While both extremes have some kernel of truth, I think that there should be an elaboration to be made to truly understand the potential and limitation of the technology.