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Blockchain Technology Overview Draft is Available for Public Comment
January 24, 2018

NIST is soliciting public comments on Draft NIST Internal Report (NISTIR) 8202, Blockchain Technology Overview. The comment period closes on Friday, February 23rd. 

This publication is intended to provide a high-level technical overview of blockchain technology. It discusses its application for electronic currency as well as broader uses, and looks at different categories and approaches for different blockchain platforms. This document is intended to help readers to understand the technologies which comprise blockchain systems and to understand how blockchains can be appropriately and usefully applied to technology problems. 

This publication is intended to provide a high-level technical overview of blockchain technology. It discusses its application for electronic currency as well as broader uses. The document looks at different categories and approaches for different blockchain platforms.

This document is intended to help readers to understand the technologies which comprise blockchain systems and to understand how blockchains can be appropriately and usefully applied to technology problems. 

See the NIST News Release, NIST Report on Blockchain Technology Aims to Go Beyond the Hype.
Created January 24, 2018, Updated January 26, 2018