How Blockchain is Changing Your Life

Blockchain is Changing Your Life!

The emergence of cryptocurrencies and NFTs has shed light on a powerful new technology. This new technology is taking governments and the world by storm, the name of this technology is… blockchain. With blockchain technology being utilized in new ways every day, the power of decentralization is directed towards individuals. A major paradigm shift generated by blockchain is crypto, which allows individuals to stash money in digital wallets as cryptocurrency. This leads us to the first, and arguably the most important utilization of blockchain thus far.

Cryptocurrency

The popularity of crypto was boosted generously by the Covid-19 pandemic. Many people expressed fears of economic collapse, which meant their money would become much less valuable. These concerns shed light on a new kid on the block… cryptocurrency. With cryptocurrency, money that individuals invest will no longer rely on the performance of a specific economy. In other words, their money is decentralized, existing as a digital currency rather than fiat currency.

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However many people might say the grass is greener on the other side. In other words, cryptocurrencies come with a few inherent drawbacks. One of the largest drawbacks associated with crypto is volatility, price fluctuations and crypto go hand in hand. This is not to say the market will stabilize in the future, although it likely won’t occur anytime soon.

Tech Giant Takeover

Many large companies such as Meta, Visa, Amazon, and Microsoft are adopting blockchain technology. This widespread adoption is a clear cut indicator of how much potential value blockchain technology could provide. The endorsement of blockchain by major tech companies not only benefits blockchain providers. It also benefits future employees who plan on working in the tech industry. An entirely new job market is growing at this very moment. Blockchain is just one more skill that will continue to be in demand for many years to come. In order to help people become well versed with blockchain, I created an in depth course.

NFTs

Another hot topic in recent times has been NFTs (Non Fungible Tokens). NFTs are one-of-one digital assets which have their own unique identification. Popular blockchains such as Ethereum have made the world of NFTs a reality. As NFTs evolve they continue to shift away from novelty items such as artwork. This shift is directed towards a secure way of storing information such as concert tickets. As NFTs continue to gain notoriety, they will likely become one of the most popular applications of blockchain.

Decentralized Apps

Decentralized apps (Dapps), are another major component of decentralization. Blockchain is the core of all decentralized applications, this makes them a topic worth exploring in depth. It should come as no surprise that the decentralized app industry is quickly growing. Decentralized apps eliminate the middleman behind many daily transactions. As well as allowing users to remain anonymous, and offering more reliability than regular applications.

Final Thoughts

Many blockchain enthusiasts like to compare the beginning of the internet to blockchain technology. Comparing the doubts surrounding blockchain, to the doubts expressed about the internet. This is a very bold comparison for anyone to make. However, if there is any technology possessing the potential to be the next internet it’s blockchain.


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I’m a technical writer that specializes in crypto and blockchain.

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