Top technology prognosticators have listed blockchain among the top 10 emerging technologies with the potential to revolutionize our world in the next decade, which makes it well worth investing your time now to learn. If you are a developer with a Java background who wants to get up to speed on blockchain technology, this article will give you the basic information you need to get started.
Blockchain is a huge space that can be overwhelming to navigate. It is different from other software technologies, as it has a parallel non-technical universe involving speculations, scams, price volatility, trading, initial coin offerings (ICOs), cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin maximalism, game theory, human greed, and more. This article will ignore that side of blockchain and focus completely on what you need to know to understand its technical aspects.