Now that blockchain has become a buzzword most people have heard, we thought it would be a good time to give a decent overview of what the technology does. Thanks to the talented crew at Bitfortune, we will begin a 7-part series going over blockchain, some practical uses, and why it’s important.

Blockchain has made waves among technology companies, as innovative industry leaders are already trying to use it in their software solutions.

“Blockchain holds the promise to fundamentally transform how business is done, making business-to-business interactions more secure, transparent, and efficient,” said Amit Zavery, Senior VP of the Oracle Cloud Platform. “Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service provides enterprise-grade blockchain capabilities and is able to accelerate innovation for on-premises ERP and cloud-based SaaS and PaaS customers.”