Category: Fundamentals

Bitcoin for Dummies

Bitcoin for Dummies: A Short History of the Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin is the largest cryptocurrency by market cap, and, for many, it is the only coin they think about when they hear the word “cryptocurrency.” In fact, Bitcoin has become shorthand for cryptocurrency in general due to its age, status,...

/ May 25, 2018 / 0 Comments
trustless environment

What are Trustless Environments & How Cryptocurrencies Create Them ?

Trust is a fundamentally integral aspect of how people interact with each other. It is very difficult to gain and very easy to lose, inherently fragile. Traditional solutions to assuring trust between parties revolves around the implementation of a central...

/ May 24, 2018 / 0 Comments
Blockchain & Internet of Things

Blockchain & The Internet of Things (IoT): A Look into The Future

If your refrigerator could talk to your telephone, what would it say? How about your car and your home security system? Blockchain technology is giving new meaning to the phrase, “If these walls could talk.” They can now not only...

/ May 23, 2018 / 0 Comments
Game Theory

What is Game Theory? And How Does it Relate to Cryptocurrency

Game theory is highly relevant to cryptocurrencies and is often an overlooked aspect of platforms, despite playing a vital role in their security and sustainability. A renewed vigor in game theory development and analysis has coincided with expanded interest and...

/ May 18, 2018 / 0 Comments
What Are Derivatives?

What Are Derivatives? And How do they Relate to the Cryptocurrency Market

The first experience modern laymen likely had with derivatives involved the Enron collapse and all the associations that came with it. As a result, derivatives have acquired a largely unearned reputation as something dirty, paper-shuffling disguised as honest work or...

/ May 17, 2018 / 0 Comments
Blockchain Healthcare

How Blockchain Technology Can Help The Healthcare Industry

Outside of the financial sector, there are three main advantages to blockchain technology. Information encoded within the blockchain is simultaneously transparent, private, and largely able to act autonomously. This makes blockchain a natural fit for the struggling healthcare sector, which...

/ May 17, 2018 / 0 Comments
Blockchain Personal Identity

Putting Personal Identities on the Blockchain: The Solution to Data Leaks?

“Who am I?” is an age-old philosophical question, but in the modern information economy it has become a deeply practical one as well. Proving that you are who you say you are is far from straightforward, and the cobbled-together system...

/ May 14, 2018 / 0 Comments
Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance

What is Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance? Complete Beginner’s Guide

Consensus models are a primary component of distributed blockchain systems and definitely one of the most important to their functionality. They are the backbone for users to be able to interact with each other in a trustless manner, and their...

/ May 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

What Are Stablecoins? The Polarizing Solution to Cryptocurrency Volatility

Price volatility of cryptocurrencies has led to the inability to confidently use them as an instant and seamless medium of exchange. A key hurdle for more mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies is being able to come up with a solution that...

/ May 11, 2018 / 0 Comments
Bitcoin Lending

How to Earn Money with Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Lending

People have been lending each other money for thousands of years, as it represents a sure-fire way of putting your capital at work, in exchange for profit in the form of interest rates. It is believed that formal lending dates...

/ May 9, 2018 / 0 Comments