Category: Education

Red Ants Decentralization

On Red Fire Ants & the Power of Decentralization

Solenopsis invicta is a fascinating little creature. Originally from the flood-plains of South America, the Red Fire Ant has been accidentally introduced to numerous other places across the globe. When...

/ January 18, 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 between identities. Privacy concerns around network-layer tracking by...

/ January 16, 2019 / 1 Comment
What are Grin and 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 various optimizations. MimbleWimble is a fascinating stripped down...

/ January 16, 2019 / 3 Comments
What are Bitcoin Futures?

What Are Bitcoin Futures? Complete Beginner’s Guide

As speculation of regulatory guidelines and institutional investment in cryptocurrencies continues to unfold, keeping up with all of the developments can be challenging. However, Bitcoin futures have been available since...

/ January 15, 2019 / 0 Comments
Bitcoin Difficulty

Bitcoin’s Difficulty Target and Adjustment: Complete Beginner’s Guide

Considering the extended bear market throughout 2018 and the financial stress it has placed on miners in Bitcoin, it is pertinent to look at Bitcoin’s difficulty adjustment and how it...

/ January 11, 2019 / 0 Comments
Sound Money & Bitcoin

What is Sound Money? A Look at Bitcoin’s Emergence

Throughout history, there have various iterations of sound money, from the Rai stones of the Yap islands to the gold standard. However, sound money has remained elusive over the last...

/ January 2, 2019 / 0 Comments
Bitcoin Lightning Network

Bitcoin Lightning Network Advances & Hurdles for Payments & Merchant Convenience

The Lightning Network (LN) has made some significant strides throughout 2018. Evaluating just how far Bitcoin’s second layer has come since its launch reveals some impressive developments and a sizeable...

/ December 20, 2018 / 1 Comment
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