Introduction to Blockchain Technology Part 2: Public Blockchain #shorts

In the part of the series, we cover "Public blockchains"

If you’ve used a #cryptocurrency recently, chances are you’ve interacted with a public #blockchain. We call them public because anyone can view the transactions that take place, and joining is a simple matter of downloading the necessary software.

We often also use the term #permissionless alongside public. No gatekeeper can stand in the way of participation, and anybody can engage with the #consensus mechanism (for instance, by mining or staking). As anybody is free to join and to be rewarded for their role in achieving consensus, we would expect to see a highly decentralized topology on a network established around a public chain.

In the same vein, we would expect a public blockchain to be more censorship-resistant than a private (or semi-private one). As anyone can join the network, the protocol must incorporate certain mechanisms to prevent malicious actors from anonymously gaining an advantage.

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