Blockchain

Public vs. private blockchains

Blockchains of data have existed for quite some time now, and their main purpose was to record data on an open, decentralized ledger that is resistant to modification. The creation of Bitcoin in 2009 was the first time we saw a distributed public ...

What Is a Hard Spoon?

If you have been interested in the world of crypto, you are probably familiar with cryptocurrency hard forks. It seems that we will soon also be dealing with something known as a hard spoon, which occurs when a new crypto is minted by replicating ...

Alternative Consensus Methods: Proof of Burn

Blockchain, the distributed ledger most commonly associated with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, relies on consensus algorithms to reach agreement among miners. Most commonly used consensus is Proof of Work (PoW) which allows users to generate ...

Bitcoin Hash functions – a quick rundown

Anyone who spent more than a couple of minutes conversing about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general has probably been introduced to the term “cryptographic hash function”. In the same breath, that person’s conversation partner might have ...

What is hashing?

Blockchain technology has been one of the most exciting and revolutionary discoveries of the new century. While residing on mathematical and economical ideas which have existed for a long time before it was invented, blockchain has just recently ...

5 Global Corporations That Will Adopt Blockchain in 2018

2017 was the year of Bitcoin, which skyrocketed not just in price and volume, but also in the headlines and public consciousness. As a result, its popularity has also brought blockchain, the technology that makes it possible, to light. ...

Crypto Slang 2019 – What does HODL, FOMO, FOLE, BTFD or FUD mean?

Because I see a lot of new crypto enthusiasts joining the crypto world, I made a simple glossary with crypto jargon. Do you miss anything? Don't hesitate to add it as a comment (I will edit the post). Address - A bitcoin address is essentially ...

What is Delegated Proof-of-Stake? – A Complete Beginner’s Guide

  Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPOS) is the fastest, most flexible, most efficient, and most decentralized, consensus model available, and I like to think of it as technological democracy. Imagine a system in which you, the employee, get to ...

What is Cryptocurrency: Ultimate Guide about the Cryptocurrency Universe

Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Dash, Litecoin, magic internet money (what we call it). These are all common names for what actually is technically known as cryptocurrency. But what is cryptocurrency? Is it 21st-century unicorn, or the money of the ...

What is SmartBridge? Is SmartBridge better than atomic swaps?

SmartBridge technology is a major selling point of cryptocurrency named ARK. There is a small bit of code in the ARK structure which helps it to be connect different blockchains to the core of ARK. The premise is rather simple, we take the apps ...