While it was initially limited to geeks, software developers, libertarians, and cyberpunks, 2017 was the year when the virtual currency and its underlying technology started going mainstream.
It was also the year when we started seeing how it would change the world around us, rather than just hearing about the benefits of a trust-less society enabled by Blockchain (read this comprehensive guide to understand the tech, but long story short, it’s a decentralised, public ledger of records ).
The general population started realising that the most important things in our lives are mostly just records in some database. Think about it – our names, our citizenship, our bank accounts, our vehicle and land ownerships, our marriages, our fundamental rights, our laws, our court cases – all of these are just a record in some database.
As the year comes to an end, it makes sense to push out a yearly roundup of things that mattered in this space. Let’s begin.
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