The Guardian: Blockchain is this year’s buzzword – but can it outlive the hype?

Blockchain is this year's buzzword - but can it outlive the hype?

The speculation around cryptocurrencies has obscured the fact that blockchain, the decentralised, open-source ledger that drives bitcoin, could radically change how ownership is verified. While the value of the main cryptocurrencies fluctuates, "blockchain" remains a lucrative buzzword that companies have found is a magnet for funding.