Blockchain Gospel: Answering the question, what is blockchain tech?

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Blockchain Gospel is a tech blog dedicated to blockchain technology and explaining it for the technical and nontechnical reader to understand. Blockchaingospel.com will publish five stories a week and utilize graphics and other techniques to make the information easily digestible.

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Andrew Zalasky is a co-founder of Blockchain Gospel and the primary content creator; Clayton Mooney and Nate Rippke are the two other founders.

Zalasky said he was approached by Mooney to start Blockchain Gospel because there was an opportunity to, “Educate the masses on blockchain technology” and “the potential that it has to transform the way people transact

“In a similar way the internet changed the way we communicate,” Zalasky says. “We are starting with the most basic of concepts and as we explore deeper and get further down that rabbit hole, we will get more complex as our readers do. Everything will be written by us, we are not going to copy, paste and push. I’m writing primarily and researching stuff online, figuring out how it works myself, then pushing that content out.”

Zalasky admits that he’s still learning the basics of blockchain.

“But we are trying to uncover exactly what it (blockchain technology) is, how it operates and what the practical application of it is right along with our readers,” Zalasky says.

Any crypto communities in Iowa?

Mooney says he hasn’t heard of any crypto communities in Iowa but that he did meet with a student at Iowa State University who is starting a blockchain club on campus next semester.

“We will have some crypto info out there,” Zalasky says. “We hope to build momentum right here in Iowa and that Iowa seizes on the opportunity to be a national and international leader in the development of blockchain technology.”

Zalasky has worked in communications in the healthcare industry for two decades. He says blockchain can transform the industry.

“Transactions are as secure as anything that has ever been available,” he explains. “Because in the healthcare space, they are handling incredibly sensitive information.

“There’s the potential for blockchain to completely change the way electronic healthcare information is stored,” Zalasky continued. “And that’s just one industry that it has a chance to have a transformational impact on.”