It's great to see the approach Reuters has taken to inform the public on the power of blockchain. They have used a simplified graphical approach. Enjoy the website by clicking this link: http://graphics.reuters.com/TECHNOLOGY-BLOCKCHAIN/010070P11GN/index.html
Was the father of blockchain Satoshi Nakamoto British?
Bitcoin was developed in a white paper in 2008. Sounds far fetched that someone with a Japanese name could be British?
We think Satashi Nakamaoto is a pseudonym is for an English person (Or a least a person residing in the UK) because of the information contained in the first ever bitcoin, the so-called Genesis block "The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks"
This text is actually encoded in the blockchain for all to see.. So not as dumb as it sounds.
In the traditional technology world, we are used to connecting into a central authority/server like Facebook, Google for our searches, YouTube for videos and Apple Music for our media. These companies take the benefits either by charges or by milking the data we produce. Decentralised applications hope to rock that model.
Instead they incentivise the people who create content and view the content (using smart contracts), and the content is dispersed.
This site lists some of the evolving decentralised applications running on the Ethereum blockchain. (https://www.stateofthedapps.com/)
We are fans of TED Talks and if you want to remind yourself why people are so enthused about the blockchain listen to Don give you a overview.