The Blockchain was created to enable the first viable digital currency, known as Bitcoin. The idea was to have a decentralized currency that did not rely on banks or other financial institutions for its integrity or legitimacy.But, as we’ll see, the concept is fundamentally designed to be an integrity decentralization technology in general, and isn’t specific to financial use cases.
Source: A Blockchain Primer
I just finished my Blockchain primer. It’s a fascinating technology that you’re going to be hearing a lot more about soon.