Can anyone point me to the picture I saw somewhere but can not find it anymore where blockchain is represented as a line of blocks chained together. There was a locker on each little block, and each block was chained to the next one. The blocks were forming something like a line/queue of blocks
I'm googling for an hour now and can not find it anymore


Here is a sketch of what I had in mind. I'm sure I saw it somewhere but it might have been in a video about blockchain.

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And then the block chain was like a very long (infinite) line of blocks

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  • Like this? spectrum.ieee.org/img/06Bitcoin-1338412974774.jpg I think you're going to be a bit more specific.
    – Nick ODell
    Oct 15, 2015 at 23:02
  • Thanks @NickODell like the fragment in the top right corner where the blocks are chained but with the "real chain" - I want to use it to explain the nature of the block chain to layman so no hashes signatures etc The picture with real chain will do ;-)
    – szydan
    Oct 15, 2015 at 23:15

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This comes from the free e-book Mastering Bitcoin by Andreas Antonopoulos:

Blokchain from «Mastering Bitcoin»

  • Thanks @Geremia this one is very nice :-) but not exactly what I'm looking for. See the update I've sketched the one I was thinking about.
    – szydan
    Oct 16, 2015 at 23:14

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