Mar 16, 2022
When Facebook proposed to launch its own stablecoin Libra in 2019, alarm bells went off in Western governments. If a behemoth like Facebook starts issuing its own money, we will lose our monopoly. So we have to our work cut out for ourselves. Enter Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs).
Mar 11, 2022
Some of our readers might have noticed that there are different types of Bitcoin address formats. Segregated witness was a protocol upgrade that has been deployed by a soft fork on the Bitcoin network in 2017 and ever since there are three different types of formats. What is the benefit of segregated witness? Why is it important and how does it work? In this article, we are going to explain what SegWit is.
Mar 10, 2022
The Bitcoin mempool is a vital part of sending and receiving transactions. Many beginners are under the impression that transactions are being send between the sender and the recipient. In this article we are going to explore how Bitcoin transactions are being send and what the mempool really is.
Mar 06, 2022
ICO stands for Initial Coin Offering. A new crypto project launches its own coin (token), which is sold to early investors. This funding model is similar to a company's primary round issuance of shares. The difference is that the ICO issuance is open to the general public and not just reserved for venture capital.
Feb 24, 2022
The market for decentralized finance would be much larger if users could borrow the way they currently can with a bank. That is: without collateral - and that is currently the common way of borrowing within defi. But this is changing: many defi protocols are launching that explore the traditional way of borrowing.
Feb 23, 2022
Tron is a blockchain platform that was founded in 2017 by Justin Sun. It aims to offer decentralized applications for the mass market with low fees and high scalability. Therefore, Tron is often directly compared with Ethereum, Solana, Fantom, Tezos, and other blockchain platforms that are considered to be competitors who share the same goals and offer similar functionality.
Feb 09, 2022
In the world of crypto currencies, Bitcoin has taken the niche of hard money. Ethereum has been the undisputed number 2 crypto behind Bitcoin for over six years. What role does Ethereum play? It is a platform on which all kinds of applications can be built. From financial services to gaming.
Feb 07, 2022
With the parachain auctions concluding more and more projects are starting on Polkadot. Acala and Moonbeam are two of the first and most anticipated parachains that have launched on Polkadot only recently. Moonriver on the other hand is Moonbeam’s sister network on Kusama. What do they offer and how do they function?
Feb 04, 2022
Hodl means to hold and not sell your Bitcoin. It's a semi-intentional mispronunciation of the English word hold, in a December 2013 post on the Bitcoin Talk forum. It has become a rallying cry of anyone who believes in the long term of Bitcoin (or another crypto) while watching the price go down - or rise fast.
Jan 31, 2022
If you put yourself in the shoes of a value investor it is hard to see why Bitcoin has any value. It produces no revenue and no products. And the worst part is that it isn’t even backed by any government. Even El Salvador doesn’t back Bitcoin with anything. Instead, the country simply recognized BTC as legal tender. Market participants are willing to pay high prices for BTC. At the time writing one Bitcoin is still worth 32.611 Euros. Why is Bitcoin worth something? How do you measure the worth of a commodity that aims to be a currency and is not backed by any government?
Jan 20, 2022
The universe of Blockchains is still quite compartmentalized. The project which solves the problem of communication between these silos - the interoperability problem - awaits a hefty reward. Cosmos is one of the projects with good prospects. It is a network of independent blockchains that can still communicate. These can be blockchains built on Cosmos but also external blockchains like Bitcoin.