Creating a Blockchain using JavaScript

Cryptocurrency is a hot topic nowadays, especially since the value of Bitcoin has skyrocketed in the past two years. Though it is a volatile investment, many people still go for it.

Equally popular topic is the technology behind the cryptocurrency, i.e. the Blockchain. The appeal of the blockchain is that it can be applied to other industries other than cryptocurrency. The blockchain is a distributed ledger technology that provides a way to record and transfer data that is transparent, safe, auditable, and resistant to outages. The blockchain has the ability to make the organizations that use it transparent, democratic, decentralized, efficient, and secure.

In this article, we are keen to explore how JavaScript can be used to create a blockchain. There are many programming languages that are suitable to be used to write blockchain script, among them, VB.Net, Java, C++, Python, Solidity and of course, JavaScript.