1. Blockchain is absolutely decentralized
When it comes to blockchain, many people’s first reaction is decentralized. They think that all things can be no longer restricted by the center if they are added with blockchain technology. This is also the biggest misunderstanding that blockchain brings to people.
Just like the various browsers and mobile apps we usually use, Google Chrome has claimed that it is decentralized, does not invade user privacy, and allows everyone to be the owner of their own data, but was still exposed to having revealed user privacy last year.
WeChat also said that it is decentralized, but there are still more and more restrictions on e-commerce and other groups, not to mention the new social products that have just been released by Toutiao, Kuaishou and Smartisan technology.
We live in a world where we claim to be centralized, but we still live in every corner of the centralization, and the blockchain can’t solve this problem once and for all.
The “decentralization” of the blockchain does not mean that there is no center, but rather that the highly concentrated center becomes distributed, which is equivalent to dividing a center into a number of nodes, each of which may become a center for some phase. This is a distributed network, retaining a certain degree of centralization, and there will be new centers, which has improved the centralized system to some extent.
With the continuous development of the blockchain technology and the staged landing, in the future, blockchain technology will appear in more and more fields, and the centralization problem will be further solved, especially the problems of giant monopoly and other issues will be weakened and even eliminated, people will see a more free and open world.
2、Blockchain equals to bitcoin
Many people can’t tell what the blockchain and bitcoin are, so they simply confuse the two, thinking that the blockchain is bitcoin, and bitcoin is the blockchain, and this is completely wrong.
Accurately speaking, blockchain is a new application mode of computer technology such as distributed data storage. P2P transmission, consensus mechanism, encryption algorithm, etc. To put it in a simple way, blockchain is a new technology. Just like artificial intelligence, big data, etc. Except that blockchain technology has been widely valued and developed in recent years.
Blockchain contains many products like cryptocurrency. Public chain, DApp, etc. Blockchain projects of Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent are also based on blockchain technology. People often say “the blockchain is the next era of the Internet, and it is meaning the blockchain technology.
Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency based on blockchain technology. Everyone can get it through mining, or directly exchange it in the exchange via fiat currency. The maximum number of bitcoins is 21 million.And by 2140, all will be issued and will not be added.
Therefore, the correct relationship between blockchain and bitcoin should be – Bitcoin is the first application of blockchain.
And the birth of Bitcoin has helped people see the application prospects of the underlying technology blockchain. Bitcoin has contributed to blockchains, and blockchain has also contributed to bitcoin.