You know what blockchains are similar to a bookkeepers ledger that is backed up many times. Does that mean I can go around saying you should not call it a blockchain to differentiate it but just accept and say its a accountant’s ledger with some tweaks?
Yes I agree that those whose only background in ledgers is blockchain will see datachains as a blockchain like thing and PARSEC as the consensus component. But of course they would be wrong since as David pointed out datachains and PARSEC are about whats happening NOW and not about coin transactions that happened in the past and need proving and set into the ledger.
Those of us who have experiences in the world of finances (eg home budgets with kids, business) can see the difference a mile off. Its rather like chalk and cheese. One is a ledger of past transactions being kept for proving the transactions. Whereas the other is for ordering events so that current and future things can happen in an ordered way.
I suppose it can be considered as illustrated as a roadway at the intersection.
- Blockchain is the council worker on the street corner recording the cars and which road&direction they are travelling. A ledger of car movements and that can be queried and prove a person’s last trip was in such-n-such a car and what road and what direction.
- SAFE Datachain&PARSEC securely records the events so that the traffic lights can be changed in such a fashion to facilitate the flow of traffic. And not be fooled by a person with a picture of 100 cars trying to fool the lights. Or the pedestrian pushing the walk button a hundred times.
So the difference is between a person recording the traffic and the policeman standing in the intersection directing traffic and remembers what he did previously.
They are for totally different purposes and while on the surface some of the methods seem similar the differences far outweigh the similarities and as you get to know the mechanisms then the differences become obvious
The person’s background will play a large part in how they interpret ANY video on datachains and PARSEC. And for the person whose background is blockchains then its not until the person listen’s or reads enough that they can see the difference between a person recording traffic in a ledger and the police man directing traffic.
Education is certainly the key and its not going to happen in an introduction style of video, but will take some realising that safe is not about being a blockchain but an entirely different thing altogether. Datachains & PARSEC is not even going to be considered by the average user since they will be your average Janes & Joes going to safe sites, commenting on forums, storing their holiday pictures, etc etc. And BTW they don’t even know what blockchains are