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Discussion on: Let's Build the Tiniest Blockchain

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George Offley

Really cool article. Looks a little similar to creating functions and classes in an MVC app. I'm curious about building in the hashing functions. Would creating a blockchain for any other purpose also require you to build in the hashing for it to be self contained or does the lib come with something?

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Gerald Nash ⚡️ Author

Not exactly sure what library you're referring to. But yes, for nearly all blockchain papers and implementations I've seen the hashing is a very important part of technology. That's because the continuous hashing sort of "sets the data in stone" in that more hashes means more trustability in the chain.

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George Offley

As a data structure it seems to me that blockchaining is essentially creating chunks of data and arranging them in linked lists. Only difference (that I can see) is the hashing. Great post, really educational.