Merkle Tree Introductionby@evankozliner
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Merkle Tree Introduction

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The Merkle Tree is used in the Bitcoin blockchain to verify the existence of a transaction in a way that conserves both space and time. It is a data structure that can be used to verify integrity of data in peer-to-peer systems. In this post I provide a basic overview of the basic data structure and a jumping off point for more advanced topics related to Merle Trees. I decided to build an example of an example Merle Tree of my own. The Merle tree is a binary tree, most of which are binary.

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