Writing a Simple Blockchain in Elixir
With all the hype about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in recent years, I wanted to understand their underlying technology, i.e. Blockchain, better. So of course, what better way to learn than write my own. After reading up a bit on the internals of Bitcoin, the basic structure of blockchains and related data structures such as Merkle Trees, I decided to write a very simple version in Elixir.