The difference between "authorized" and "licensed" horses

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Every week that passes there is a new use for blockchain that promises us a better and brighter future. Blockchain is now used for more than encryption, and each iteration is different from the latter.

With the vast variety of predicted use cases, two fundamentally different blockchains have emerged: license and license. In this version of Hard Fork Basics, we are going to define what these two terms mean.

A nasty blockchain that you say?

Many believe that the clumsy model is closer to the original concept of the blockchain, as described by Satoshi Nakamoto.

A unbound blockchain is quite simple, as its name suggests, it does not require permission to become part of this blockchain network and to contribute to its maintenance. In theory, everyone and everything can become part of an unbounded group. The vague is, in many ways, simply a fantastic way to call it "public."

As everyone can participate in an unbound blockchain, they tend to be much more decentralized than an authorized system. A compromise is that unblocked blockchains are often slower than the allowed alternatives.

Transaction information stored in unbranded block chains is usually validated by the public. Without a third party regulating what is happening, the system relies on it to obtain a public consensus on what transactions are considered to be true.

But what if you need more control and privacy?

Enter, block dumbbells allowed

Licensed block chains overturn the whole idea of ​​a blockchain on his head. Block chains were originally intended to be open, free and public systems, but a blockchain license is in fact the reverse. Licensed block chains can also be called private block chains.

Again, in principle, it is quite simple. licensed block chains need permission to participate. As a result, the owner of a blockchain license has the ability to dictate who can and can not be part of his network. This check also means that the blockchain owner can: dictate the structure of the network, issue software updates, and generally control everything that happens in its blockchain.

Information on acceptable blockchains is validated only by approved members of this blockchain. The owner can also control who sees this information. In some cases, the audience will be able to see some information stored in a private, licensed blockchain.

Take Walmart for example; the American supermarket plans to watch the vegetables in the blockchain to try to reduce the cases of E. coli. The information is validated and approved by Walmart and its suppliers, but the public will be able to locate the product back to its origin.

Due to the restrictive and smaller nature of licensed chain blocks tend to be more staggered and operate faster. Often they are more concentrated than unblocked blockers.

Indeed, the licensed model has become popular in: banks, supermarkets, shipping companies and even telecoms companies.

Let's summarize

In a unbound blockchain, the audience validates the transaction information. In certified systems, transaction information is validated by a selected group that has been approved by the chain block owner.

Allowed systems tend to be more scalable and faster, but they are more concentrated. Unlicensed systems are open to all, and as a result, usually more decentralized, trade is speed and scalability.

Published on November 5, 2018 – 15:54 UTC time