Blockchain startups to watch

Charlotte Jee
Charlotte Jee

Charlotte Jee

Charlotte is Techworld editor. She joined as senior reporter in April 2014 having previously worked as assistant editor at Government Computing.

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Technology is never a sector to shy away from hype, and in the last few months one area has received more than its fair share: blockchain.

Blockchains store data across numerous 'blocks' rather than on one central server, with new information only being entered into the 'chain' once a cryptographic key has been solved by a computer. For this reason blockchain is also known as distributed ledger technology (DLT). Information on the blockchain cannot be erased, meaning it offers a definitive record of digital events.

A growing number of startups around the world are exploring how to harness the power of blockchain technology for a plethora of different purposes.

Here are some of the most interesting examples.

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