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.


What are Channel Factories

What are Channel Factories in Bitcoin’s Lightning Network?

Channel factories are an intermediate layer between Bitcoin’s blockchain and the Lightning Network (LN) proposed by Conrad Burchert, Christian Decker, and Roger...

/ February 15, 2019 / 0 Comments
Bitcoin Taproot

What is Taproot? Technology to Enhance Bitcoin’s Privacy

The general perception of Bitcoin’s privacy has transitioned towards more emphasis on improving it as the market for privacy-oriented cryptocurrencies grows, and...

/ February 8, 2019 / 0 Comments
What is Infura?

What is Ethereum’s Infura? Scalable Access to Ethereum and IPFS

The decentralized narrative of blockchains and cryptocurrencies draws from their ability to minimize trust across global networks of permissionless participants. There are...

/ February 6, 2019 / 0 Comments
Coda Blockchain Bloat

Reducing Blockchain Bloat: Coda Protocol & Instant-Sync Bitcoin Nodes

The ability to reduce the size of a blockchain through pruning or compacting its size presents enormous benefits for the sustainable decentralization...

/ January 31, 2019 / 0 Comments
What is BEAM Coin?

What is the BEAM Coin? Mimblewimble & Grin vs Beam

The Mimblewimble blockchain protocol has been receiving significant attention recently following the launch of its first two full implementations -- Grin and...

/ January 30, 2019 / 1 Comment
What can you Buy with Bitcoin?

What Can You Buy With Bitcoin? Guide to Merchants Accepting BTC

Bitcoin’s emergence has seen an incredible amount of speculation about its price. However, the further adoption of Bitcoin as a viable means...

/ January 29, 2019 / 1 Comment
Ethereum vs Bitcoin Differences

Ethereum vs Bitcoin: What are the Differences?

Bitcoin and Ethereum are the two most well-known cryptocurrencies today, with the former the legacy cryptocurrency created by the anonymous Satoshi Nakamoto...

/ January 25, 2019 / 4 Comments
How to Invest in Bitcoin

How to Invest in Bitcoin: Complete Beginner’s Guide

Bitcoin’s arrival into the mainstream was accompanied by massive evaluations of altcoins, a short-lived ICO craze, and many  misunderstandings about the vision...

/ January 23, 2019 / 0 Comments
Network Layer Privacy Cryptocurrency

Integrating Network-Layer Privacy Protections With Cryptocurrencies

Some of the emerging methods for deanonymizing users of cryptocurrencies stem from mapping network traffic to unveil IP addresses and making connections...

/ January 16, 2019 / 1 Comment
What is Grin Coin & Mimblewimble?

What is Grin Coin & MimbleWimble? Complete Beginner’s Guide

Grin is an upcoming cryptocurrency project focused on privacy, scalability, and fungibility that is built by implementing a MimbleWimble blockchain with some...

/ January 16, 2019 / 3 Comments