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José Thomaz
José Thomaz

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Is blockchain a kind of linked list?

I am studying blockchain and cryptos for a while, and this week I was studying linked lists for my data structures college exam and then this question arose.

I found some similarities between the blockchain concept and a linked list. So, what do you think? Is blockchain a type/class/kind/derivation of a linked list? Please share your thoughts.

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Hannu-Daniel Goiss

yes, but it is much more than a linked list. a linked list is a very basic concept you'll get to know at the start.
I would suggest that you'll study the bitcoin and ethereum whitepaper. You'll have a much deeper understanding after that.