BitShares is a technology supported by next generation entrepreneurs, investors, and developers with a common interest in finding free market solutions by leveraging the power of globally decentralized consensus and decision making. Consensus technology has the power to do for economics what the internet did for information. It can harness the combined power of all humanity to coordinate the discovery and aggregation of real-time knowledge, previously unobtainable. This knowledge can be used to more effectively coordinate the allocation of resources toward their most productive and valuable use.
What is BitShares¶
We have compiled some articles that give a brief overview on how BitShares started, evolved and why it is where it is today. We recognize that BitShares has changed significantly over the last years and now feel confident to have promising and very stable software that will improve steadily at a pace that partners and customers can follow easily.
If you are totally new to BitShares and want to get started right away, we recommend that you take a look at the Getting Started guide!
Since BitShares is software with a variety of features and possibilities, not only for developers but also for end-users and merchants, we have compiled several guides for each group that should help in thinking things through.