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Issue No. 05 - September/October (2017 vol. 19)
ISSN: 1521-9615
pp: 92-95
Massimo Di Pierro , DePaul University
ABSTRACT
Blockchain is a new technology, based on hashing, which is at the foundation of the platforms for trading cryptocurrencies and executing smart contracts. This article reviews the basic ideas of this technology and provides a sample minimalist implementation in Python.
INDEX TERMS
Bitcoin, Contracts, Peer-to-peer computing, Digital signatures, Authentication
CITATION

M. D. Pierro, "What Is the Blockchain?," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 92-95, 2017.
doi:10.1109/MCSE.2017.3421554
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