All posts by Brian Curran

Blockchain writer, web developer, and content creator. An avid supporter of the decentralized Internet and the future development of cryptocurrency platforms.

RSA Cryptography

What is RSA Cryptography? Complete Guide to this Encryption Algorithm

Cryptography has been used in civilizations in varying formats for thousands of years. From the ancient Egyptians to the modern Internet, the use of cryptography to encrypt and decrypt messages is a vital tool in communication. RSA cryptography (the RSA...

/ June 6, 2018 / 0 Comments
Delegated Proof of Stake Consensus

What is Delegated Proof of Stake Consensus? (DPoS) Complete Beginner’s Guide

Consensus models have been a contentious topic of discussion within the cryptocurrency community recently, with diverse opinions on which solution is the best. The realistic answer is that they all have their own benefits and disadvantages for different types of...

/ June 1, 2018 / 0 Comments
trustless environment

What are Trustless Environments & How Cryptocurrencies Create Them ?

Trust is a fundamentally integral aspect of how people interact with each other. It is very difficult to gain and very easy to lose, inherently fragile. Traditional solutions to assuring trust between parties revolves around the implementation of a central...

/ May 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

Beginner’s Guide to Kleros: The Blockchain Dispute Resolution Layer

The rise of globalization and the digital economy as a result of the connectivity that the Internet affords has created an entirely new digital realm that has surpassed modern geopolitical jurisdictions. Kleros, a new decentralized application built on top of...

/ May 23, 2018 / 0 Comments
Game Theory

What is Game Theory? And How Does it Relate to Cryptocurrency

Game theory is highly relevant to cryptocurrencies and is often an overlooked aspect of platforms, despite playing a vital role in their security and sustainability. A renewed vigor in game theory development and analysis has coincided with expanded interest and...

/ May 18, 2018 / 0 Comments
Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance

What is Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance? Complete Beginner’s Guide

Consensus models are a primary component of distributed blockchain systems and definitely one of the most important to their functionality. They are the backbone for users to be able to interact with each other in a trustless manner, and their...

/ May 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

What Are Stablecoins? The Polarizing Solution to Cryptocurrency Volatility

Price volatility of cryptocurrencies has led to the inability to confidently use them as an instant and seamless medium of exchange. A key hurdle for more mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies is being able to come up with a solution that...

/ May 11, 2018 / 0 Comments
Nexus Guide

Beginner’s Guide to Nexus: 3D Blockchain & Distributed Satellite Mesh Network

Nexus is a fascinating next-generation blockchain platform that is one of the most ambitious projects out there and has enormous potential to reshape the way we interact with and think about digital currencies. The underlying technology of Nexus is comprised...

/ May 10, 2018 / 0 Comments
Ontology Guide

Beginner’s Guide to Ontology: The Public Multi-Chain & Distributed Trust Collaboration Platform

Ontology is a next-generation, public, multi-chain platform that aims to provide a single, decentralized trust ecosystem through utilizing a decoupled distributed ledger architecture, combined with a decentralized trust framework. By implementing a series of protocol standards and decentralized management modules,...

/ May 1, 2018 / 0 Comments
Aragon Guide

Beginner’s Guide to Aragon: Decentralized Governance & Organization Framework

Aragon is a highly ambitious project focusing on creating a decentralized infrastructure for value exchange through providing a framework for organizations, companies, and applications to securely manage their organizations by leveraging the Ethereum blockchain and a modular core design. With...

/ April 27, 2018 / 0 Comments