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Blockchains and interledger (left-over question from the workshop)

From: Evan Schwartz <evan@ripple.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2016 14:45:05 -0500
Message-ID: <CAONA2jWuwuZi4w25dQRxj=MDn_301QmBdx89=T0tDRMEN2oA1g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Interledger Community Group <public-interledger@w3.org>
> Do you see blockchain as a competing technology? If so, how does the value
> proposition for interledger stack up against that for the blockchain?

ILP is a protocol for transferring value securely across centralized and
decentralized ledgers / blockchains. Interledger and blockchains operate at
different levels: blockchains are databases, whereas interledger is an
approach for connecting different databases. (I would argue that a number
of the value propositions attributed to blockchains have been overstated
beyond what they're actually good at, and many of them could be achieved in
more efficient ways. But's that's a longer discussion)

Evan Schwartz | Software Architect | Ripple
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