All posts by Martin Banov

Martin Banov is a nerd of various stripes that seeks to cultivate a more nuanced, trans-disciplinary perspective with the underlying assumption that a chicken is just an egg's way of making more eggs. Hayekian in the economics department, Deleuzian in the philosophy wing and McLuhanist in his reasoning about technology.

Cardano ADA Review

Deep Dive into Cardano (ADA), The Third Generation Cryptocurrency

Cardano (ADA) is a third generation blockchain. What does that mean? In a nutshell, it builds on all the lessons learned from other coins to create a layered and distributed computing platform which places a special emphasis on security and...

/ April 19, 2018
Run IOTA Full Node

Setting Up An IOTA Node & Earning MIOTA: Step by Step Guide

IOTA is a unique distributed ledger technology which was born in 2014 out of a hardware initiative intended to support general distributed computing as the groundwork for the IoT infrastructure of inter-connected devices. The IOTA foundation is dedicated to developing industrial...

/ April 14, 2018
DAOStack

DAOStack: Everything you Need to Know About Blockchain Governance

One of the most interesting projects that will soon be launching an ICO is the DAOStack. This will provide a standardized and comprehensive framework for building Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs). DAOs are one of the most interesting use cases for blockchain technology...

/ April 7, 2018
Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGS)

Everything You Need to Know About Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGS)

Directed acyclic graphs are a general category in graph theory, computer science and mathematics which essentially constitute a topological ordering where vertices (e.g., a nodes, tasks or events) are coupled with edges (directed arrows, dependency relationships or transactions) in an...

/ March 31, 2018
Vyper Smart Contract

Beginners Guide to the Vyper Smart Contract Language

Vyper is a smart contract language paradigm deriving from Python 3 syntax and conventions and targeting the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). The EVM is a simulated global singleton computer which runs parallel to the block-chained ledger on Ethereum, allowing for the...

/ March 22, 2018
Zero Knowledge Proofs Explained

Everything You Need to Know About Zero Knowledge Proofs & zkSNARKs

Zero-knowledge proofs are cryptographic alchemy whose value lies in their seemingly paradoxical property of proving a statement without revealing anything about it. In a manner of speaking, a verifier given a zero-knowledge proof is supposed to be told by God...

/ March 13, 2018