Blockchain is a system that uses a network of databases on computers to, in very simple terms, compare data against data so that no one can tamper with the information. So we can connect, store, and network information in a way that everything watches everything…therefore no one person has control of the information, creating a decentralised system of maintaining data. So instead of a company controlling information, at the whims of it’s Upper Management and shareholders, the information controls itself. And the ‘value’ is created mostly by its users, for better or worse. :) There are many blockchains and they all behave differently with different pros and cons. Some of the most common is Ethereum, Ripple and Quorum. Some are faster, some a less expensive, some are more eco friendly, some are more popular and readily accessible to name just a few. There are many resources out there for comparing them, but today I’m keeping the focus simple. I’ll be focusing on Ethereum (blockchain) and Polygon/Matic as these are the ones I have used in this process. To do things on the blockchain you will probably need some funds to work with it. And for that we need to start with Fiat, or real, money.