Blockchain Technology

It can be confusing. There are block-chains, sidechains, the Blockchain, distributed ledgers, private, public, persmissionless, and various other terms that once were well defined and now have became a large confusing mess. What's what?

Review the info-graphic below for a high-level view and extended descriptions below.
Blockchain Technology Landscape
The Distributed System Landscape

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