Written by Camila Arango – Canadian Technology Magazine

Block-chain is an example of the various types of databases. You can store any information on it, however, it is a different form of database because of its data structure, and not every database is a block-chain. The block-chain stores information in a group of blocks, the blocks are then chained and in case of new information, a new block will be created and added to the chain and becomes time stamped when completed.

Each block has a connection to another block and a new block can’t be placed into an existing chain. It is easy for you to trace changes which occur within due to their interconnection.

The Block-Chain Technology

Block-Chain technology helps to reduce fraud by listing every transaction made in a public ledger and the transactions are secure because of its transparency. An example is in the Bitcoin Block-Chain where every user has access to all the transactions that take place. However, the details about the person doing the transactions are not revealed.

Transactional data can’t be deleted by anyone. Every network member takes part in validating these, which are recorded permanently. Moreover, it can’t be manipulated, meaning it is secure because no one can destroy it.

It allows members of a network to be more confident. Only the members can access the data, which is accurate. Also, as they receive it at the same time, knowing of any progress or changes becomes easier.

Many businesses are using the internet as part of their marketing strategy. You can use Block-Chain technology to prevent yours from cyber-attacks. It will also facilitate developing trust for your investors to have more confidence in your business and increase productivity.

Business can strategize and sketch development plans. Your business can obtain data about clients and their purchases. In turn, new ways to contribute growth are figured out by increasing the number of customers. You can use IoT in various areas such as in smart homes and security devices. Also, it is the component of voice assistants in completing your command.

Some examples of IoT devices include a Wi-Fi pet camera. You need to ensure that the device has a connection to the internet for it to work. In some instances, the device may work without having access to the internet.  You may mistake your smartphone for an IoT device because they perform nearly the same functions, but it isn’t.

The Future of IoT

Internet usage is crucial on a daily basis, internet-enabled devices make your life easier. Technological advancements increase the demand of internet usage. An increase in the demand of IoT devices is predicted in the near future, and the future is now.  However, this will evolve in an increase of cyberattacks, and to deal with this issue, businesses and individuals must secure their devices.

Businesses should make use of IoT to promote their brand. However, they should ensure that they do not violate the data privacy policy. It will assure that your customers are satisfied with your services.