Although blockchain is frequently misunderstood, and despite the fact that many of its applications outside of the cryptocurrency realm remain theoretical, companies of all kinds are rushing to explore what this new technology has to offer. Countless startups are aiming to corner a small portion of the blockchain space with revolutionary applications of the distributed ledger technology. Even banks and other firms not previously directly involved in the tech space are exploring the possibilities in blockchain. It perhaps comes as no surprise, then, that some of the most ardent blockchain innovators are major tech operations.
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