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What is A Merkle Tree?

A Merkle tree, also defined as a binary hash tree, is a data structure used to efficiently summarize and validate large data sets. It’s a challenge to capture the meaning of Merkle Trees by using words alone. If you are engaged in the cryptocurrency world, you are likely to have not seen the phrase “Merkle…

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What Is Merkle Tree & Merkle Root In Blockchain?

We all know that people who are familiar with cryptography and cryptocurrency will have heard of Merkle trees before. Every non-leaf node has a label with the hash of the names of child nodes. In plain English, this means Merkle trees provide for efficient and secure verification of large amounts of data. It is a very…