Blockchain and the Challengers

Note: A small update is made to include Hedera hashgraph platform, a public ledger announced by Swirlds this March.

While blockchain continues gaining attention, be it in cryptocurrency sphere or other innovative use cases in business world, new technologies are coming up to address some of their shortcomings. However the comparison is sometimes made with things mixed together. In this article I try to make it clear what belongs to which area, and then we can have a bigger picture, and make a more proper comparison among them. We don’t have to compare apples with oranges.