Category: Education

Proof-of-Burn Explained

Proof of Burn Explained – A Sustainable Consensus Algorithm

When it comes to thinking about blockchain technology, one essential element to consider are consensus algorithms, of which a brief explanation can be found here. These algorithms play an important role in blockchain architecture, by ensuring that network participants are...

/ March 17, 2018
Overview of Cryptocurrency Airdrops

Everything You Need to Know About CryptoCurrency Airdrops

Free stuff is great right? But whenever you get something for free you always wonder “What’s the catch?” That’s because we know that you rarely get something for nothing, and that anything which seems too good to be true usually...

/ March 16, 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
Proof of Capacity Explained

Proof of Capacity Explained: The Eco-Friendly Mining Algorithm

When it comes to mining cryptocurrencies, there are currently two well established protocols and they are Proof-of-Work (PoW) and Proof-of-Stake (PoS). However, there is a third mining algorithm that many people may not have heard of: Proof-of-Capacity. Indeed, it is...

/ March 13, 2018
POS Mining

Comprehensive Guide to PoS Mining: What you need to know

Mining in cryptocurrency is the process of securing and verifying transactions (called blocks) along the blockchain. Cryptocurrency mining (also called crypto-mining); helps to maintain network security by ensuring that, only valid blocks are recorded on the digital ledger. Participants in...

/ March 11, 2018
0x Protocol

Introduction to 0x: A Decentralized Exchange Platform for ERC20 Tokens

Exchanges may be a necessary evil in the world of cryptocurrency. If they are famous for one thing though, it’s for getting hacked. If they are famous for a second thing, it’s probably terrible customer service. The concept of a...

/ March 9, 2018
NeoGas Earn NEO

NeoGas – What You need to Know to Earn Returns on NEO

Most cryptocurrencies and digital assets today operate one native token or coin, each. For instance, on the bitcoin network, the only asset of value is bitcoin (BTC) itself. This is also generally true on most smart contract platforms like Ethereum...

/ March 5, 2018
What is ByteBall?

What is ByteBall? The Cryptocurrency With No Blockchain

Byteball is an interesting project that many in the Bitcoin community may have heard of recently. This is because the ByteBall coins were distributed to Bitcoin holders during 2017 in a proportion to how much they held. Something else that...

/ March 3, 2018
Schnorr Signatures

Schnorr Signatures: Making Bitcoin More Efficient one Signature at a Time

Ever since the release of Segregated Witness last year, there have been a number of important improvements on the Bitcoin wish list to help with scaling. Prime among these was the implementation of Schnorr signatures. This unique cryptographic signature algorithm...

/ February 17, 2018
Decred Explained

Decred Explained: Everything you Need to Know about the Project

Decred, which was launched in February 2016, aims to be an open, and progressive self funding cryptocurrency that is based on community governance. One of the most interesting aspects of the Decred cryptocurrency is how it tries to combine the...

/ February 16, 2018