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“Imagine a technology that could preserve our freedom to choose for ourselves and our families, to express these choices in the world, and to control our own destiny, no matter where we lived or were born…”
– Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, Blockchain Revolution about different blockchain platforms.
Blockchain is the talk of the town among IT professionals today. Even though it has been a decade since its first mainstream appearance, there are several professionals who still believe blockchain is limited to Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.
Bitcoin was released in 2009 and became the forerunner to one of the greatest innovations of all time – Blockchain. This was something no one ever comprehended. Blockchain shed its cryptocurrency skin in 2012 when Vitalik Buterin designed and deployed Ethereum – the first ever open blockchain platform. Hundreds of blockchain platforms have been introduced since then and they are now changing the way most technologies work.
Ethereum’s capability to handle applications beyond cryptocurrency has earned it the nickname Blockchain 2.0 by several tech enthusiasts and visionaries.
Let’s now take a few minutes to look at some of the leading blockchain platforms. We will also cover job trends and look at a few companies working on this technology.
As you might be able to infer from the infographic, there are several blockchain platforms in use. Some of these can be applied in projects across industries for different kinds of projects, while others are built for specific applications. There are hundreds of platforms based on this cryptographic, multi-chain technology, even though our infographic covered only the top five blockchain platforms in the industry. Furthermore, new and improved platforms are being developed by several companies almost every single day.
According to several technology experts, blockchain is the biggest revolution in the IT industry since the dot-com revolution of the 90’s. Moreover, tech enthusiasts in almost all domains are trying to precipitate an evolution in their current roles using blockchain. This proves the fact that blockchain is the ‘Next Big Thing’ in any industry, period.
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