A list of transactions recorded into a ledger over a given period. The size, period, and triggering event for blocks is different for every blockchain. A block contains the data structure and history of the transactions. Each block hold the archive of valid transactions which are hashed and encoded into a Merkle tree. Each block includes the cryptographic hash of the prior block in the blockchain, linking the two. The blocks then form a chain; in other words the blockchain.« Back to Glossary Index
About Gary Fox
Gary helps teams think more creatively and entrepreneurially to solve complex business problems. He is a lecturer at Oxford Brookes for Customer Experience Design, and is currently conducting research as part of an Executive DBA at Cranfield University.
Gary works with leadership teams to develop innovative strategies and brand experiences.