Basics & Beyond

What is a Public, Private, and Permissioned Blockchain?

There are several different types of blockchains, but they can all be categorized into one of three groups. The decision to use one over another depends on your project goals.

by Marianne White  |  Jul 23, 2018
What You Need to Know about Hashpower.

Cryptocurrency miners are constantly at war with one another. Each block that they find is a battle won, and the coinbase that they receive from each block is the spoils of their victory.

by Marianne White  |  Jul 03, 2018
An Introduction to Smart Contracts

Imagine being able to program money so that you could schedule payments with a retailer, buy items from your favorite game, and more. With smart contracts you can stop imagining.

by Marianne White  |  Jul 02, 2018
The Different Types of Crypto-Assets

Not all blockchain projects are currencies. This misnomer has stuck around the crypto world for too long and it gives people the wrong conception. Instead, "crypto assets" should be used.

by Marianne White  |  Jun 28, 2018
The Man, the Myth, the Legend: The Saga of Satoshi Nakamoto

Legend has it that one person was responsible for the creation of bitcoin, but after bitcoin had began taking off that person disappeared. Who could it have been and why did they leave?

by Marianne White  |  Jun 27, 2018
The Value of Bitcoin.

Cryptocurrency may not be a physical asset, but it's use case is undeniable. The world needs a digital alternative to fiat currencies that isn't susceptible to inflationary monetary policies.

by Max Villagomez  |  Jun 25, 2018
You Must Secure Your Digital Assets (Unless You are Willing to Lose it All).

You keep your credit card, bank account, and physical assets secure, but security of your digital assets may be even more important since the responsibility is left solely in your hands.

by Avery Angelman  |  Jun 13, 2018
Why isn't Bitcoin More Widely Used? Here are Seven Roadblocks to Mainstream Adoption.

Cryptocurrency has many unique advantages to fiat. However, there are several barriers that need to be overcome before you are able to buy groceries (and more!) with your crypto.

by Avery Angelman  |  Jun 02, 2018
An Extensive Beginner's Guide to Cryptocurrency Types, Sectors, and Markets.

There are thousands of crypto assets, each with it's own unique characteristics. Classifying them into groups can be difficult so we laid out all of the major crypto asset categories here.

by William Glynn  |  May 22, 2018
Seven Things You Must Know Before Buying Bitcoin

In the craze of last year many people jumped straight in to buying Bitcoin without having thought their investment through. Don't be an uninformed investor! Educate yourself on Bitcoin first.

by Avery Angelman  |  May 22, 2018
The Gatekeepers to the New Financial System

We have entrusted the access to our funds to banks. Now, in the digital world, cryptocurrency exchanges are positioning themselves to replace them and be the new gatekeepers to our financial system.

by Marvin Ordonez  |  May 20, 2018
The Next Generation of Bitcoin: Skipping the Block Size Problem

Researchers at Cornell have developed a way to decrease transaction times on the bitcoin blockchain to less then a second and increase the throughput by more than 100x

by Marvin Ordonez  |  May 10, 2018
Who Made Bitcoin? These People Could Have Been Responsible.

Nobody knows who created Bitcoin, but there are compelling cases for each of these people. Could it be one of them? Or has Satashi Nakamoto slipped through our fingers for good?

by Will Webb  |  Apr 25, 2018
Sick of Your 9 to 5? Cryptocurrency Allowed These Five People to Quit.

Hodling is such an easy concept, but when emotions run high it can be extremely difficult to do. These early adopters were masters of it, and now they're reaping the rewards.

by Vern Napolitano  |  Apr 22, 2018
Controlling Your Emotions When Investing in Cryptocurrency

Investing and trading are some of the most emotionally straining tasks that anyone can set out to take. Controlling your emotions while you do so is imperative to your success.

by Vern Napolitano  |  Apr 22, 2018
The Five Types of People Who Won't Shut Up About Bitcoin

Crypto advocates are known for their nonstop insistence that cryptocurrencies are going to change the world. We get it, they're awesome, but can we talk about something else?

by Vern Napolitano  |  Apr 22, 2018
Crypto Auditing

One of the least talked about, but most important aspects of crypto assets is code auditing. If a crypto project hasn't been audited, it's best to wait until they are. Unless you're willing to lose your investment.

by Marvin Ordonez  |  Apr 21, 2018
A primer to technical analysis - an important part of any crypto trader's toolkit.

Technical Analysis helps traders and investors determine when a good time to enter a particular market or asset is. But if you're just starting to invest and trade, where do you start?

by Patrick Kaguara  |  Apr 21, 2018
Here's What ASIC Mining Really Is.

ASIC mining has spread across the crypto world and everyone seems to have an opinion on it. The debates are getting heated, but many people find themselves asking what ASIC mining even is.

by Gregory Chang  |  Apr 18, 2018