In a country of centralized authority, a decentralized database is booming. In China, the trend is now building a new business model on top of the blockchain. Blockchain technology is a chain of blocks that each contains data, acting as a way to record what time the data was inserted into it. The cool thing about blockchain is that it’s decentralized, which allows for transactions to occur between parties without the need for a 3rd-party to establish trust.

In the global blockchain landscape, we are now seeing a Ukrainian blockchain-based Wifi router, energy projects in Eastern Europe, decentralized computing, storage, and VPN networks. In China, Qtum (pronounced Quantum) is now becoming a toolset and a platform for companies to build their business on top of the blockchain.

“Now you can build any business on top of the blockchain without intermediary costs and without friction.” Patrick Dai, co-founder and CEO of Qtum (量子链 in Chinese, meaning quantum chain) told TechNode.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com