Blockchain

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A blockchain is a technology based on a distributed ledger shared among the nodes of a computer network. It is designed as an immutable chain of blocks of transactions, which are traceable to the origin. Additionally, it guarantees the fidelity and security of all the transactions recorded and generates trust a trusted third party.

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