What Is A Distributed Ledger?


Jake Morr


August 25, 2023

A distributed ledger is a decentralized record of transactions spread across multiple locations. Unlike centralized systems, where a single entity controls the data, distributed ledgers operate across many sites, countries, or institutions. This setup enhances transparency and security, as every participant can access the entire ledger. While blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin, is a distributed ledger, not all distributed ledgers employ blockchain.

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