What is yield farming?
March 24, 2022
With yield farming, you let your crypto work for you in the world of Decentralized Finance (DeFi). Just as you would (could) in a traditional savings account. Also, in DeFi you get interest, or yield, in exchange for parking your money there.
Central Bank Digital Currencies: should we worry?
March 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).
SegWit explained: What is Segregated Witness?
March 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.
Bitcoin Mempool Explained: What is a Mempool?
March 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.
What is an ICO?
March 6, 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.
Lending without collateral: the new growth market for defi?
February 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.
What is Tron (TRX)?
February 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.
What is Ethereum?
February 9, 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.