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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.