Need to explain blockchain to a five year old?

HyperBC
2 min readDec 22, 2022

HyperBC has you covered, with this simple analogy.

Friendly spheres with logos of cryptocurrencies on them.

“Blockchain is like a big, special computer that helps keep track of all the things that people do with money. It’s kind of like a big book that has a record of everything that happens with money.

Imagine that you have a little toy car, and you want to give it to your friend. You can’t just give it to them without telling anyone, because then they might give it to someone else and you wouldn’t know what happened to it. That’s where the blockchain comes in!

When you give your toy car to your friend, you can tell the special computer (the blockchain) about it. The computer will then write down what happened in a special place in its book. It will say that you gave your toy car to your friend.

Now, let’s say that your friend wants to give the toy car to someone else. They can tell the special computer about it, and the computer will write it down in its book too. The computer will say that your friend gave the toy car to someone else.

This is important because it helps everyone know who has the toy car and who doesn’t. It’s like a big game of “hot potato,” but with money instead of a potato.

The special computer is really good at keeping track of things because it has lots of different parts that all work together. It’s like a puzzle, with lots of pieces that fit together to make a whole.

One of the things that makes the special computer so special is that it’s really hard to change anything once it’s written down. If someone tries to change something, it’s easy to tell because it won’t fit with the other pieces of the puzzle. That’s why it’s so good at keeping track of things — it’s almost impossible to cheat!

So, that’s what the blockchain is. It’s a special computer that helps keep track of things that people do with money, and it’s really good at making sure that everything is fair and honest.”

Feel free to use this as a bedtime story for your little #blockchainmaximalist

Happy holidays from HyperBC

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