Blockchain is the underlying technology behind cryptocurrency. Simply put, Blockchain is a decentralized, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way.
While this was invented for Bitcoin, the Blockchain technology has unreleased a torrent of new applications in industries like healthcare, music, auto, and AI.
The technology is extremely promising. It has the potential to improve millions of lives. I had the opportunity to speak with 13 Blockchain leaders, who shared with me some of the top reasons why they are optimistic about Blockchain.