There’s no one in charge
With blockchain, each block has information recorded on it and as it is completed, it’s added to the chain, building on the one before. This means that there is no particular person in charge of a blockchain. Rather, the technology utilizes a peer-to-peer network and a decentralized, distributed database. The processes to record the data are standardized and automated, so while there is no element of trust in people, users need to be able to trust that the code and network have been set up correctly and will function accordingly. Relying on technology with no central authority has implications, for example, in managing what happens when something goes wrong—who do you go to for help?