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Blockchains, Ledgers, and Databases: A Guide to Navigate the Confusion

Blockchain is one of the most exciting, yet polarizing technologies to come forward in recent years, with its reputation propelled by the rise of cryptos, NFTs, decentralized finance, etc. Organizations world-wide have shown interest in the technology but have struggled to find compelling, real-world use cases for it

Meanwhile, ledgers are emerging as the best alternative to blockchain as they offer all of the desirable characteristics of blockchain without the complexities attached.

This white paper will cover the following:

  • Blockchain and its main properties: the good, the bad, and the ugly
  • What is a ledger and how does it differ from a database?
  • Ledger use cases: a breakdown of how they apply in the real world
  • MongoDB, blockchains, and ledgers

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