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The lack of commercial deployments[edit]

I was going to add the following however I note that it was written 10 months ago. Include or not? The lack of commercial deployments for blockchains has been attributed to their expense, complexity and inefficient energy use.[1]


  1. ^ Saifedean Ammous (4 February 2016). "Blockchain Won't Make Banks Any Nimbler". American Banker. SourceMedia. Retrieved 8 December 2016.

Unreadable to the uninitiated[edit]

For someone uninformed about the general subject matter who, say, simply wants to understand what blockchains are sufficiently to comprehend the text in which they first saw it used, this article is useless. It gives no actual explanation of what they actually are, and only confuses further by using a plethora of what some might call additional technical mumbo jumbo. There's plenty of room for that stuff, but the introduction should at least in part be used to give context to the topic, explain the very basics and give a small number of tangible, comprehensible facts which help readers place blockchains in a sort of mental category, before the article delves into rattling off all the theoretical specifications, history and various uses of blockchains.

Distributed ledger and Blockchain[edit]

The term Blockchain is often used to refer to distributed ledger. It does also refer to the Blockchain company.

There are other projects that are not related to the Blockchain company and are yet linked to the concept of a distributed ledger (e.g. Hyperledger).

What can be done:

  1. Migrate what belongs to the distributed ledger technology to the distributed ledger page.
  2. Make the Blockchain page about the Blockchain company and its technologies. Put a note "Do not confuse with distributed ledger" and explain the reasons that may lead to confusion.

Ricardo Biehl (talk) 17:57, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

No, the term is generally used to refer to the technology, not the company. Λυδαcιτγ 02:08, 22 September 2018 (UTC)


The missing element in the intro is that blocks are linked over networks, unless its a moot point. -Inowen (nlfte) 20:24, 30 November 2018 (UTC)