blockchain

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

block +‎ chain, from earlier “block chain”. In the 2008 Bitcoin paper block and chain are used separately; the concept is referred to as “chain of hash-based proof-of-work” or “chain of digital signatures”[1].

Noun[edit]

blockchain (plural blockchains)

  1. A shared record of past transactions in a cryptocurrency network. [from 2016]

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  1. ^
    2008, Satoshi Nakamoto, “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[1]:
    The network timestamps transactions by hashing them into an ongoing chain of hash-based proof-of-work, forming a record that cannot be changed without redoing the proof-of-work.