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Wiki Education assignment: Research Process and Methodology - RPM SP 2022 - MASY1-GC 1260 200 Thu[edit]

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How Does Blockchain Technology Help Organizations When Sharing Data[edit]

Blockchain is a database system that securely stores and preserves data, eliminating security, privacy, and control issues while allowing many organizations and individuals to securely share data and have reliable access over time. real to the same data. Data can be quickly exchanged between companies thanks to the decentralized nature of the blockchain. The information can be stored in a ledger on a blockchain. A blockchain creates a distributed ledger and is accessible to many connected devices. Users can exchange files and values over a network. Kirti Kanan (talk) 07:27, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wiki Education assignment: Research Process and Methodology - FA22 - Sect 200 - Thu[edit]

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Page numbers dropped[edit]

@Grayfell: Thank you for improving the text on finalization. However, switching the {{sfn}} syntax to <ref></ref> with the remark that it is silly to have one single source in the 'sources' subsection ([1]) had a highly undesirable side effect: the page numbers in the cites are now lost. Ability to provide page numbers in the cite is not silly at all. Please consider reverting or let me know which technique allowing me to put the page numbers back might be acceptable to you. Викидим (talk) 10:20, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See Template:Rp if this is absolutely necessary. The goal should be to summarize sources and to use those sources to determine encyclopedic significance, or alternately, to support specific information discussed by other, more general sources. Since this entire subsection is a summary of a single, relatively minor source, it should be possible to summarize more broadly. Since this source is only partly about "finality", and the source is defining the term as a form of industry jargon to discuss another issue, I would suggest that maybe a direct paraphrase of specific paragraphs of this source (bordering on WP:CLOSEPARAPHRASE) is not the best approach to including this information. One way to fix this issue would be to cite more than one source which directly discusses the usage of this term. Grayfell (talk) 19:54, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you! The 5-digit page numbers, used in the source and emitted by {{rp}} into the text, will look pretty bad, so I would eventually follow the second path suggested by you (additional sources). Hopefully, this will also allow me to reintroduce text that describes a well-known feature of bitcoin blockchain, very long settlement times (the mention of this feature was also deleted by your other edit). Викидим (talk) 20:31, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
For future reference, this edit removed content sourced to charts hosted on blockchain.com showing average confirmation times with almost no other context. That really seems like WP:OR to me, in addition to WP:RS issues. I think info specifically about bitcoin's long settlement times could be included in this article about blockchain in general, but hopefully reliable independent sources could contextualize why this is a feature, and also why it matters. The topic itself is already confusing enough, and is too often poorly explained by sources, so the article will benefit from restraint, IMO. Grayfell (talk) 00:38, 3 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]