Blockchain (R)evolution: Exploring the Past, Present and Future of Blockchain Technology, from the Corporate World to the Underworld

Blockchain technology was originally developed to track cryptocurrency transactions—specifically Bitcoin. It provided an immutable digital ledger that recorded usage of the currency to prevent double-dipping—repeated use of the same unit of currency. But its applications are growing and multiple industries are looking into incorporating blockchain technology into their operations.

This report offers an overview of its admittedly fuzzy origins, its evolution to Blockchain 2.0, attraction for crypto pirates, and potential to expand into more legitimate industries.