Blockchain technology enables the daily exchange of millions of dollars in transactions on the Bitcoin network without a centralized control system. But decentralized currency exchange is only one application of blockchain technology. Blockchain has shown potential to revolutionize how established businesses handle everything from international trade to legal contract automation. However, most technologists have yet to gain a solid foundational understanding of the technology in order to apply it to solutions in their industries. This talk aims at providing a ground level understanding of blockchain and its value proposition to various market segments from finance to insurance and supply chain. Various existing blockchain frameworks will be discussed and contrasted to give the attendees a better understanding of currently available options.