Published on November 14th, 2017 | by bitcoin0
I’m actually Into Blockchain. I Blockchain all in all!
My initiation came in the fall of 2013, when there was only one cryptocurrency worth talking about, which meant there was really only one blockchain.
This was about a year and a half before “blockchain” became a generic reference carrying an indefinite article – a blockchain – and two years before it morphed into an uncountable noun: “blockchain” as a concept.
By the same token (no pun intended), if you don’t understand why “blockchain,” expressed as an uncountable noun, means something different from “a blockchain” or “the [bitcoin] blockchain,” you could fall into a trap.
I tend to view “the blockchain” as a nod to bitcoin’s catalytic role in fostering wider interest in “blockchain technology.”
Dedicated bitcoin developers still don’t really talk about the blockchain as an isolated thing of any great importance.