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Cryptocurrency Investing Tips

What is Speculation? How Does it Relate to the Cryptocurrency Market

Bring up the topic of market speculation to just about any casual investor, and you're likely to get dirty looks. Speculation has become a buzzword associated with irresponsible behavior by banks and other big financial institutions. To the layperson, speculation...

/ September 19, 2018 / 0 Comments
What are Oracles?

What are Oracles? Smart Contracts, Chainlink & “The Oracle Problem”

Smart contracts running on blockchain networks have significant potential to increase efficiencies and reduce transactional costs across an array of industries. Smart contracts effectively minimize counterparty risk and provide transparency, but they still face several limitations to their capacity. The...

/ September 19, 2018 / 2 Comments
Scilla & Vyper

Emerging Scilla & Vyper Programming Languages for Smart Contracts

The emergence of blockchains and smart contracts has seen a widespread interest in building dapps and leveraging smart contracts for practical purposes. Solidity -- a smart-contract language of Ethereum -- is the primary programming language used for Ethereum’s public blockchain...

/ September 12, 2018 / 0 Comments
Proof of Elapsed Time

What is Proof of Elapsed Time Consensus? (PoET) Complete Beginner’s Guide

Ever since Bitcoin’s inception and the recognition of its proof of work (PoW) consensus model as the mechanism for a blockchain network’s legitimacy as a distributed ledger, numerous other consensus mechanisms have been experimented with and introduced. These new consensus...

/ September 11, 2018 / 0 Comments
Masternodes Guide

What are Masternodes? Complete Beginner’s Guide

As mega investor Warren Buffet once said, "If you don't find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die." And whether you love that quote or hate it, when it comes to the cryptocurrency...

/ September 9, 2018 / 9 Comments
Plasma & Raiden Network

Plasma & The Raiden Network: Ethereum Scaling Solutions Explained

Plasma and The Raiden Network are off-chain scaling solutions initially proposed for the Ethereum network. The Raiden Network is currently in the latter stages of its testing phase and should be ready for the mainnet release shortly, while a working...

/ September 7, 2018 / 4 Comments
What are Sidechains

What Are Sidechains? Extending & Providing Extra Functionality to Existing Blockchains

Sidechains are an essential innovation in the blockchain field with some interesting long-term implications and effects on the broader interoperability and scalability of blockchain networks. They are effectively extensions of existing blockchains that increase their functionality and allow for validation...

/ September 4, 2018 / 0 Comments
Blockchain Games

Blockchain Games: The Current State of Blockchain Gaming Technology

The collision of blockchain technology and gaming holds great promise for the growth of both industries. Innovations in the budding field of blockchain gaming have pushed the limits of non-fungible assets and are poised to keep supplying novel developments in...

/ August 27, 2018 / 1 Comment
Hedera Hashgraph Consensus

What is Hedera Hashgraph Consensus & How Does it Work?

Hedera Hashgraph is a new public hashgraph network predicated on an asynchronous Byzantine Fault-Tolerant Algorithm proposed for replicated state machines with guaranteed Byzantine fault-tolerance. The platform itself is governed by Swirlds and a Governing Council of approximately 39 industry leaders....

/ August 16, 2018 / 0 Comments
cryptocurrency Deflation

Inflation vs Deflation: A Guide to Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies Deflationary Nature

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, that have fixed supplies, are deflationary by the format they create their native tokens in and offer some unique insights into the dynamics of deflation versus inflation. Inflationary, government-issued currencies have dominated the global financial system in...

/ August 15, 2018 / 0 Comments