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Thanks. I understand why they're a great solution in the domain of cryptocurrencies, but I'm not sure how they will be used by a lot of the companies looking into them now like Facebook? I'm asking more for the general usecase of blockchains. Specifically, in what situations would I want to use a blockchain?

You seem to be saying that you believe it has the potential to revolutionise a few things in the world of finance, which I would agree with. How much it will change those industries in reality though I'm a little more sceptical about.

The disruptive quality companies like in blockchain technology is its ability to ignore local legislations.

Facebook is not allowed to issue dollars but may issue likecoins, warn that US residents are not allowed to sell them for dollars and get away with it.

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