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


Elliptic Curve Cryptography

What Is Elliptic Curve Cryptography? Technology Behind Digital Signatures in Cryptocurrencies

Cryptography underpins the digital signature schemes of cryptocurrencies and is the basis for their secure transaction verification between two parties across a...

/ June 6, 2019 / 1 Comment
Katallassos

What is Katallassos & Albatross Consensus? Blockchain for DeFi Apps

Decentralized finance (DeFi) has quickly gained favor among cryptocurrency proponents as a multitude of platforms continue to emerge -- from decentralized lending...

/ June 5, 2019 / 0 Comments
Perpetual Contracts

What Are Perpetual Contracts for Bitcoin? Futures Contracts Explained

Perpetual contracts for Bitcoin, otherwise known as perpetual swaps, are an enormously popular type of futures contract largely dominated by the exchange...

/ June 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

What is Harmony (ONE)? Fast & Low-Fee Infrastructure for Powering Decentralized Economies

Harmony (ONE) is an open infrastructure platform for scaling consensus and is the latest company to carry out their IEO on the...

/ June 1, 2019 / 0 Comments
Lightning Network Inbound Capacity

What is The Lightning Network Inbound Capacity Problem? Complete Guide

Both the rapid growth and technical obstacles facing the more widespread adoption of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network (LN) have spawned some productive conversations...

/ May 29, 2019 / 0 Comments
Bolt Protocol

What is the BOLT Protocol? Enhanced Privacy on the Lightning Network

Bitcoin’s Lightning Network (LN) is often viewed as a boost to the legacy cryptocurrency’s privacy considering payments are off-chain. While this is...

/ May 27, 2019 / 0 Comments
Censorship

Online Censorship Problems & The Promise of Decentralized Content Distribution

The Internet’s innate resilience to centralized information monopolies became evident in the mid-to-late 2000s as the failure of the merged conglomerate TimeWarner...

/ May 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

What is Matic Network? Guide to This Blockchain Scaling Platform

The scaling discussion for public blockchains has dominated cryptocurrency debate forums for the last several years. Scaling woes of smart contracts platforms...

/ May 23, 2019 / 0 Comments
Spedn

What Are Flexa & Spedn: How Do They Fit Into Crypto Retail Payments?

One of the big headlines from Coindesk’s Consensus 2019 in New York City was from a startup project called Flexa, who designed...

/ May 22, 2019 / 0 Comments
Bitcoin Education

Educational Resources for Bitcoin: Complete Guide

A common thread among all emergent technologies is that there numerous misconceptions, general confusion, and many times, outright dismissiveness of the particular...

/ May 20, 2019 / 0 Comments