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.

Bitcoin Hivemind

What is Bitcoin Hivemind? Complete Beginner’s Guide

Bitcoin Hivemind -- originally Truthcoin --  is an open-source, P2P Oracle protocol and conditional prediction market (PM) proposed by Paul Sztorc (Truthcoin) and designed as a Bitcoin sidechain. Hivemind specifically...

/ December 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

Distributed Public Key Infrastructure & REMChain Proof-of-Service Consensus

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is a system of issuance, storage, and verification for digital certificates and public key management. PKI is a foundation of secure communication over the Internet and...

/ December 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

Beginner’s Guide to Cosmos: The Tendermint-Based Blockchain Ecosystem

Cosmos is an upcoming modular framework and Tendermint-based blockchain platform designed as an ecosystem for application-specific blockchains to plug into. Cosmos is designed around the concept of standardizing communication between...

/ December 5, 2018 / 0 Comments
Nano Block-Lattice Architecture

What is Nano’s Block-Lattice Architecture? Complete Beginner’s Guide

Nano is a low-latency cryptocurrency designed as a feeless payments network that is built using an innovative block-lattice architecture. Formerly known as Raiblocks, Nano users’ chain of transactions are actually...

/ November 30, 2018 / 0 Comments
ZCash Sapling

What is ZCash’s Sapling Upgrade? Everything You Need to Know

ZCash is one of the most popular privacy-oriented cryptocurrencies available today. It is an open-source project that is the first large-scale cryptocurrency implementation of zk-SNARKs, the advanced zero-knowledge proof (ZKP)...

/ November 29, 2018 / 0 Comments
What is Bitcoin? Complete Guide

What is Bitcoin? The Ultimate Guide for Beginners

Bitcoin is the original cryptocurrency released in 2009 as open-source software. It is a digital currency predicated on cryptographically secure transactions, a proof-of-work consensus model, and a decentralized, P2P distributed...

/ November 26, 2018 / 0 Comments
Bitcoin Lightning Neutrino Protocol

Bitcoin’s Lightning Network: The Neutrino Protocol & Recent Developments

Bitcoin’s second layer scaling solution -- the Lightning Network (LN) -- has made some significant strides in 2018, despite the extended bearish sentiment in the markets. Many developers view these...

/ November 24, 2018 / 1 Comment
Blockchain Virtual Real Estate

An In-Depth Look at The Potential of Blockchain-Based Virtual Real Estate

Blockchain technology has been speculated as a viable infrastructure for the real estate industry for several years. Recently, a luxury condo in Manhattan was tokenized on the Ethereum blockchain as...

/ November 21, 2018 / 0 Comments
Ethereum Guide

What is Ethereum? Beginner’s Guide to This Decentralized Computing Platform

Bitcoin is the legacy, original cryptocurrency that launched an entire industry of innovation predicated on blockchain technology and its accompanying field of technical and economic mechanics. Primarily envisioned as a...

/ November 20, 2018 / 0 Comments
Blockchain Voting

Implementing Blockchain for Voting: An Indepth Look at the Technical Issues

The viability of blockchain-based voting systems has been highly contentious. At a technical level, blockchains and their associated technology -- such as cryptography and distributed storage systems like IPFS --...

/ November 16, 2018 / 0 Comments