Public blockchain

You don’t need an invitation to join a public blockchain. It’s an open environment where anyone can read and write data, but no one has overall control.

Distributed, immutable database

Public blockchains draw on an extensive and widely distributed database. Credibility in the data is strengthened by robust security protocols and full immutability (i.e., once an entry is validated, it cannot be modified or deleted).

This form of blockchain is typically used in the public sector. For example, a healthcare institute wishing to record every detail of every medical procedure carried out by the organisation would allow doctors, nurses, and all other healthcare professionals to input their data to the blockchain, where it would be collated and made accessible to all.

Exfluency uses a public blockchain for transactions relating to LangCoin, Exfluency’s Language Coin. Based on the Ethereum blockchain, smart contracts automatically award LangCoins when linguistic assets are created or shared with the Open Community.

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