What is Optimism? The scaling solution explained
June 1, 2022
Ethereum still has a hard time scaling. More dApps and more users are competing and this does not only increase transaction costs but also the time to execute transfers on the blockchain. Ethereum has become the second-largest blockchain after Bitcoin and is the market leader in terms of total value locked on its chain.
Bitcoin for beginners
May 31, 2022
Bitcoin is digital money. But that statement is like saying the internet is a sort of library. We have to start somewhere but there is so much more to say! Another try: Bitcoin is digital money that is not under the control of any government.
What is the difference between Bitcoin and Ripple (XRP)?
May 30, 2022
Distributed ledger technologies are not all the same and they work in different ways. In fact, most of the technologies that have emerged over the last few years have been developed with the goal in mind to be different from other already existing projects. At the end of the day, if you like to achieve more speed or more security than the DLT solution that is already available, you have to do things differently otherwise you would end up in the same place. With the hype around Bitcoin, many other DLTs have emerged and this has caused a lot of confusion among many investors and especially beginners. Since Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency on the market, other cryptos often get compared with Bitcoin. Sometimes this isn’t really helpful because one cannot compare things to each other that are very different at the core of their being. This is why in this article we are going to explore the difference between Bitcoin and Ripple instead of looking at the very few similarities.
What is a mining rig?
May 27, 2022
A mining rig is the assembled hardware you need to mine crypto. Bitcoin is the best-known example of a coin that comes into circulation through mining. However, Ethereum is also (still) mined. Doge and Litecoin are also well-known coins in this list.
How to survive a bear market
May 26, 2022
Investing in crypto is never boring. Each period has its own challenges. The hype and boasting friends during the bull market. The boredom during the sideways moves. And then the depression of the bear market. How do you deal with the latter? We looked at the advice of a pair of crypto OGs who have survived multiple bear markets. The gist of their advice: survive.
What is the Crypto Fear & Greed Index?
May 26, 2022
The Crypto Fear & Greed Index measures the crypto market sentiment. People often become overly greedy when prices rise sharply and, on the contrary, overly negative when they are in the red. This makes the index one of the many indicators that traders can include in their decisions.
A reminder why we believe in crypto
May 25, 2022
It has been clear for a while now: we are in a bear market. Will there be a quick rebound or is this going to take some time? No one knows. That's why it's good to take a step back from the charts. Why do we believe in crypto in the first place?
What are the advantages of crypto?
May 20, 2022
In the early days of crypto, traditional media often equated the technology with criminal payments, pyramid schemes, hot air. Negative coverage is still there of course but the tide seems to be turning somewhat. Let's analyze why we are actually excited about crypto. What are the advantages of this new financial system over the existing one?