What is a Permissioned Blockchain?

A permissioned blockchain is a type of blockchain network that restricts access to certain nodes, or participants, in the network. These nodes must be granted permission to join the network and participate in the consensus process, unlike public blockchains like Bitcoin or Ethereum, where anyone can join and participate in the consensus process. In a permissioned blockchain, only authorized nodes can validate transactions and add them to the blockchain. The network's governance rules are typically established and enforced by a…