Blockchain

Top 5 cryptocurrencies that seek to replace traditional money

Today, we almost never use cash for everyday transactions. Traditional paper money is now presented in the form of monetary obligations of the issuer in electronic form on the smartphone’s screen. But the current system of non-cash payments is not a ...

Can Proof of Stake Solve Bitcoin’s Energy Problem?

Bitcoin gained a huge popularity in the past year, with starting price in January of around $1,000 and reaching the price of $19.535 in mid-December before stabilizing at around $14k at the end of 2017.  Bitcoin was all over the media, forums and ...

What Is the Difference between a Full Node and a Light Client?

So, you're just getting into crypto for the first time, and you are looking for the easiest way to start, right? Downloading the entire blockchain may seem like a daunting task because this means downloading every transaction that has ever taken ...

What will happen with crypto when traditional markets take a dive

Recent events in world’s economy and politics have prompted many people to start hedging their bets against the equity indexes, bonds, dividends and currencies and could possibly signal a shift towards the crypto markets. Most notably, investors ...

What is a Decentralized Currency?

If you are interested into cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin etc., there is just a small chance that you have not heard about decentralization. It is one of the most important features of the digital currency. The word decentralized can ...

What Are Blockchain Oracles? Beginner’s Guide

You may have heard about blockchain oracles if you have been following the technology behind smart contracts and the blockchain recently. These are indeed relatively new concepts that are most applicable to smart contract technology, so in today's ...

What is Mnemonic Phrase and Mnemonic Passphrase

Before we start with the subject, let’s take a look at the meaning of mnemonic. According to Wikipedia, a mnemonic device, or memory device, is any learning technique that aids information retention or retrieval (remembering) in the human memory. ...

Zk-SNARKs explained – introduction to privacy protocol

Blockchain world currently struggles with a privacy issue. While there is a lot of hubbub about cryptocurrencies bringing “unrivaled safety” when it comes to protecting your personal transaction data, this isn’t exactly true. Blockchain is, by its ...

Best Blockchain Art Projects

You would probably be surprised to find out that there is the existing - and the evolving - bond between art and blockchain technology. Blockchain will disrupt every single industry within the coming years, and blockchain art projects have been ...

What is Proof-of-Assignment (PoA)

The number of algorithms/consensus protocols that we see powering the various cryptocurrency products keeps rising by the day. Ever since the days of Proof-of-Work algorithms, various new inventions in the way blockchains govern themselves and ...