Block Shots - Blockchain in 5 minutes!

Block Shots - Blockchain in 5 minutes!
Block Shots is a podcast for blockchain beginners that provides a basic understanding of the most important blockchain concepts in five minutes.

Blockchain Governance
Jul 2 • 4 min
Blockchains are decentralized systems. There is no single point of control or administration. In contrast to other IT systems, there is no admin in a blockchain. Instead, blockchains are governed.
Public and Private Chains
Jun 29 • 4 min
Blockchains, depending on who can read the state and who can participate in block production (updating the state), could be classified in mainly two ways - Private or Public, and Permissionless or Permissioned.
Decentralized Apps (DApps)
Jun 25 • 4 min
Applications which use a decentralized backend (like a blockchain), are called Decentralized Applications or DApps.
Smart Contracts
Jun 22 • 4 min
Smart Contracts allow users to add business logic to blockchains to make them useful for several business use-cases.
Jun 18 • 4 min
A blockchain wallet is a software program or a hardware device that could be used to store cryptographic keys.
Accounts and Keys
Jun 15 • 4 min
Accounts are a way of representing users on the blockchain. In a blockchain, accounts are generally a representation of a user’s keys.
Block Production and Mining
Jun 11 • 4 min
Block Production is the process of proposing and appending new blocks to the blockchain so that the state of the chain could be updated.
Jun 8 • 5 min
Signing is the process of associating your identity with information so that it could be verified that the information is coming from you.
Jun 4 • 4 min
Hashing is the process of deriving fixed-length strings from arbitrary-length data.
Transactions and Blocks
Jun 1 • 5 min
Transactions are used to propose an update to the state of the blockchain. Blocks are groups of transactions.
Blockchain Node & Network
May 28 • 5 min
Blockchain node software running on a physical or virtual machine and accepting connections is a blockchain node.
May 25 • 5 min
In the context of blockchain, consensus is the agreement on the state of the blockchain among all the nodes in a network.
May 21 • 4 min
Blockchainā€Š is a system that allows two or more mutually unknown parties to reach an agreement without middlemen.