What are the parts of a Blockchain?

2017-09-23 18:50:04

In the following article What Are Bitcoins? How Do Bitcoins Work?, it is mentioned that a blockchain is composed of three parts:

Identifying address

History

Private key header

Although, after taking a look at this question "Can someone explain how the Bitcoin Blockchain works?"

it doesn't reflect what that article mentions.

If those three parts are the actual parts of a blockchain, can someone provide a better explanation for each one?

They are not. They might be provided to try to provide a better explanation, but I don't even thing that this purpose is achieved. There are several sentences throughout the article that make no sense at all, like:

A bitcoin, at its core, is a very simple data ledger file called a 'blockchain'. A blockchain's file size is quite small, similar to the size of a long text message on your smartphone.

I would recommend you to look at the question you mentioned , that actually have two really good answers, and ignored the fir

  • They are not. They might be provided to try to provide a better explanation, but I don't even thing that this purpose is achieved. There are several sentences throughout the article that make no sense at all, like:

    A bitcoin, at its core, is a very simple data ledger file called a 'blockchain'. A blockchain's file size is quite small, similar to the size of a long text message on your smartphone.

    I would recommend you to look at the question you mentioned , that actually have two really good answers, and ignored the first article.

    2017-09-23 20:45:10