What the heck is blockchain?

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for some time now, you'll have heard the word 'blockchain' being thrown around. It was a big buzzword in 2018, and people are still chatting about it now. But despite the fact we're frequently told it's going to be a game-changer, not many people seem to know what blockchain is.

This guide is here to help. In it, I’ll explain everything about blockchain – what it is, how it works, and why it's taking the world by storm – all in plain English.

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Mohit is a super-early miner of cryptocurrencies and is now the curator of a weekly newsletter, Unmade, which delivers one idea from the future to your inbox.