New Virtual Reality Tool Lets You Explore the Bitcoin Blockchain in 3D

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News Story Source: Bitcoin News
As an intangible asset, bitcoin can be hard to picture. Yes, you know what it is, you're familiar with how the blockchain works, and you've probably tried (and failed) explaining it to an elderly relative. Every conceivable facet of bitcoin's underlying technology can be monitored, analyzed, and charted – that's the beauty of a public ledger. But graphs and charts can only tell you so much. If only there was a more evocative way of depicting bitcoin. Enter the Blockchain 3D Explorer.

Virtual Reality Meets Virtual Currency

Despite the fanfare that greeted the first VR applications, the technology hasn't always lived up to the hype. To date, only a fraction of gamers have transitioned to virtual reality, and retention rates are low. Months after forking out for Oculus Rifts and HTC Vives, many users have tired of 3D and returned to the comforts of the two-dimensional realm. One area where VR has been gaining traction, however, is data visualization.

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