Suprising players, such as IBM, are adopting the blockchain technology known best for Bitcoin transactions.
Blockchain technology has been quietly advanced on tech fronts recently by some heavy hitters. What they have been up to is now coming to light.
By the way, if you don’t understand this stuff yet (yeah, that’s just for Bitcoin miners. Not.), get to it. It’s coming toward the mainstream fast.
IBM has introduced a protocol for smart contracts that is based on the underlying blockchain technology. IBM is also trying to get the same tech to work with currencies besides Bitcoin.