Blockchain Myths No One Ever Told You Before!
- By Ankit Singh
Blockchain is one of the most trending and rising technologies in the world today, that has garnered a niche for itself. It gets used in different industries, and businesses across the world, letting a bigger number of advantages to be experienced. However, amid this usage, there are still some misconceptions that are doing round in the market, and harming the reputation of this very technology.
We’re here to debunk those myths' bubbles, as they have derailed the usage of this technology by the masses. So what are you waiting for???
Let’s get started with this blog post to burst the vicious bubble of blockchain myths and pave a smooth passage for different industries to embrace it at large.
So here we are…
Blockchain is 100% tamper-proof
It will be wrong to say this because blockchain utilizes a system that is still improving. On the other hand, the hackers have a knack to invade any technology, hence just like any other new technology blockchain too has some factors that still need to be worked upon, and don’t suggest they are 100% temper-proof.
Blockchain and Bitcoin are similar
Since the inception of Blockchain technology, it has been taken as by and large one of the most common fragments of the cryptocurrency, that led people to see “Bitcoin” and “Blockchain” interchangeably. As a matter of fact, Blockchain technology can be used and configured for many other applications and service sectors.
Cryptocurrency is the only use case of Blockchain
You must know that Blockchain is only a technology that empowers cryptocurrencies, but not the only use case for blockchain. Amid COIVD-19 the disrupting capabilities of blockchain could be witnessed in the medical, retails, supply chain, food industry among many others.
Blockchain leads to criminal activity
Well, not exactly!
Every technology has a fear of hacking and data theft, and blockchain is no new to this. However, surprisingly Blockchain uses the chaining data method, which discourages criminal activities such as fraud. And if there is any sort of tempering to be done with the data, then it will reflect inaccurate data, that further makes this very technology difficult to be hacked.
On the other hand, the security breach or privacy of information being compromised, is not secure completely, and still, there is room for improvement
Bitcoin is the only type of blockchain
On an honest note, there are many blockchain platforms. The most popular ones are public blockchains; Bitcoin and Ethereum platforms. Another type of blockchain is private blockchain; Hyperledger. And the last to mention here is the hybrid blockchain that is Dragonchain.
Every Blockchain is Public
Nope, there are different blockchains, and public ones are only one type of it, whereas the private and hybrid blockchains are used for different use cases. There are private enterprises using Blockchain as a private entity, so this myth is also brought down for you.
There is nothing as such decentralized for Blockchain
Wake up! This is a cold-blooded myth, that suggests Blockchain has got nothing to do with decentralization because it is not the fact. So here is the truth for you that this very technology needs a wide variety of nodes to participate and validate the block of transactions, which further gets added to the chain.
Well, well, well, so fellas, this was a quick look at some of the blockchain myths that are really troubling the world around us. However, this post will work as your guide and will drive you through the right set of methodologies that are associated with it.
So bid adieu to the misconceptions and say hello to the world of the right technology with open arms.