ABSTRACT

Blockchain Technology Overview   [open pdf - 754KB]

From the Abstract: "Blockchains are tamper evident and tamper resistant digital ledgers implemented in a distributed fashion (i.e., without a central repository) and usually without a central authority (i.e., a bank, company, or government). At their basic level, they enable a community of users to record transactions in a shared ledger within that community, such that under normal operation of the blockchain network no transaction can be changed once published. This document provides a high-level technical overview of blockchain technology. The purpose is to help readers understand how blockchain technology works."

Report Number:
NISTIR 8202; National Institute of Standards and Technology Interagency Report 8202
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2018-10
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Public Domain
Retrieved From:
National Institute of Standards and Technology: https://www.nist.gov/
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pdf
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