I first heard of Ripple while watching Bloomberg TV, where the CEO of the company was touting the cryptocurrency and its rapid acceptance by the financial establishment. That made me wonder: how could a company “own” a cryptocurrency? Wouldn’t that make it centralized? Isn’t that antithetical to cyrptocurrencies?

Fortunately, Siraj Raval comes to the rescue with a great explainer video on Ripple

Blockchain is an interesting technology has the potential to change everything from daily transaction, property records, and food safety.In this video Mark explains the basic building blocks of blockchain. The discussion includes transactions, blocks, and hashes and how these fundamentals could be used to create a distributed ledger.