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In the Basic Concepts category you will find introductory articles that range from the very basics (such as the ELI5 subsection) to medium difficulty subjects (e.g. beginning programming).
The concepts presented on this section are recommended for those beginning with cryptocurrency programming, investing, mining and other crypto related activities which involve some technical background.
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The very basics for anyone who's getting started with cryptocurrencies or would like to get involved with crypto software development.
Most articles in this section assume no previous experience with cryptocurrencies.
We try to cover a broad range of subjects, from mining to software development, using accessible language and no excessively technical terms.
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Articles related to Bitcoin, The Queen of cryptocurrencies!
As we enter Bitcoin's 10th year of 99.999% uptime, several other promising crypto projects exist. But, for the time being, Bitcoin remains the undisputed ruler of the crypto space.
Here you'll learn the basics of Bitcoin including news, commentary and introductory texts to help you get started with the most popular cryptocurrency.
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Here you will find our coverage of the basics of cryptocurrency mining and staking. We bring you tutorials, basic concepts, news and analysis.
Cryptocurrency mining is a combination of science and art. In this section we hope to provide you with the basic information you need to understand and, perhaps, get started producing your own crypto.
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Things you should know about cryptocurrency trading:
How to stay safe and avoid scams, preserve your coins, choose an exchange and much more.
In this section we also cover some trading-related ICO's and other cryptocurrency projects that may be of interest to traders.
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In the Technical section you'll find articles about specific software components, programming concepts, cryptography and other pieces that make up cryptocurrency systems.
We also try to cover new tech and interesting concepts that you might come across in the crypto scene.
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Learn the minimum you need to know to safely invest in cryptocurrencies.
Avoid scams, choose the right exchanges, understand basic terms used in crypto trading and steer clear of scams and malicious financial schemes.
Nothing in this section constitutes investment advice - please do your own research before committing to any cryptocurrency-related financial instrument.
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Cryptocurrencies are developed by creative and highly skilled programmers, engineers, cipherpunks and hackers from all walks of life.
Traders, miners, enthusiasts and social media personalities are also an endless source of memes, jokes and 24x7 banter.
Here we present the stories of crypto personalities that have somehow caused an impact on the community.
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Welcome to our special selection of articles describing what makes Bitcoin tick.
In this section, our techs comment about Bitcoin source code files in very easy and accessible language.
Learn how the world's most popular cryptocurrency works by diving into the C++ code that makes it all happen.
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Cryptocurrencies give you a lot of power but also require proper discipline in order to avoid losses and stay safe.
Here we cover information security from the perspective of cryptocurrency enthusiasts.
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Unfortunately scams do happen. Although cryptocurrencies offer unprecedented levels of security, scammers are still able to exploit users.
Here we discuss and document past scams, known schemes and gimmicks that crypto enthusiasts should watch out for.
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Introductory articles about hundreds of cryptocurrencies.
We take a look at the basics of each coin, the technology behind it, whether it's mineable or not and so on.
Some articles in this section were contributed by 3rd parties.
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In this section we cover the Crypto.BI Toolbox - a set of C++ and Python programs that allow you to explore the blockchain on your PC, without the need for 3rd party API's and external programs.
Toolbox uses Bitcoin Core to read the blockchain, so it's always up to date with the latest deployed BIP's.
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Welcome to our time machine. In this section you'll find ancient crypto lore.
Cryptos that have gone away, the early beginnings, political ideas/movements that influenced cipherpunks and crypto hackers, interesting facts from the early days and other subjects that may help us better understand where cryptocurrencies came from and where we might be headed next.
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Cryptography is the cornerstone of cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin was made possible by well known cryptographic mechanisms that were assembled by Satoshi Nakamoto in a very creative way.
Although cryptography has been in use for thousands of years, only now has it become a household name due to the popular exposure brought by cryptocurrencies.
Although the subject of highly technical mathematical studies, here we approach crypto from the end user's perspective, using accessible language and easy to understand concepts.
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Blockchain: the fundamental, immutable data structure behind Bitcoin and all cryptocurrencies.
It's one of the most critical cryptocurrency building blocks, which forms the ledger and bookkeeping system that allowed Bitcoin to be decentralized.
Here, we discuss blockchain-related topics, including introductory materials and various applications of blockchain (including non-cryptocurrencies).
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Cryptocurrencies have sparked a revolution in the banking sector.
Not only are banks adopting the blockchain, some are also developing their own cryptos.
In this section we cover banking-related topics, fintechs, central bank and state regulation and the busy intersection between legacy banking and cryptocurrencies.
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Hundreds of cryptocurrencies have died in the past 10 years. Here we document some of these cases. Several posts in this section were originally made when these cryptos were live, active projects. Some raised millions of U$ in their ICO's just a couple years ago and are now gone.
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Initial Coin Offerings (ICO's) are a system of crowdfunding methods made possible by cryptocurrencies, especially with the introduction of smart contracts and easily generated tokens.
During the height of the ICO era, we covered several innovative projects that appeared on the scene. You'll find those articles below.
Although the ICO market has cooled a lot since 2017, we occasionally still find a gem that we feel should covered in this section.
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It's a war out there and humor's your best survival weapon.
Don't take us too seriously.
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Cryptocurrencies have been a major catalyst for hardware research and development.
From advanced graphic cards to ASIC's, every piece of computing hardware that could be used to pump out cryptographic hashes has been propelled by the crypto revolution.
Here we take a look at some of these gadgets, hardware wallets, general crypto hardware and related topics.
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Several countries are working on legislation to regulate and discipline the use of cryptocurrencies within the traditional financial system.
In this section we discuss regulation and bureaucracy from the perspective of cryptocurrency users, investors and developers.
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Bitcoin introduced the very first decentralized contract system. Deep inside Bitcoin there's a tiny embedded programming language that allows developers to set preconditions for payments to be authorized. Despite the immense potential, security and other technical concerns never allowed the Bitcoin language to become a complete contracts system.
Second generation cryptocurrencies expanded upon the initial Bitcoin programming concept by introducing Touring-complete programming languages that allow developers to implement complex contracts on the blockchain.
In this section we take a look at smart contracts, their technology and how they sparked a whole new crowdfunding revolution within the crypto movement started by Bitcoin.
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Cryptocurrencies have attracted some of the world's most talented software developers. As a result, very innovative and advanced software applications have been created in the crypto scene, including smart contract programming languages which themselves make decentralized software development possible.
In this section we take a look at cryptos from the software development perspective.
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Brave Publishers is an ad network which rewards content producers for the attention received by their intellectual property.
Brave Browser is the central tool in this network, allowing web users to reward sites for their work. In this section we discuss Brave-related topics.
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Basic Attention Token (BAT) is a cryptocurrency token designed to reward publishers and to allow media buyers to pay for advertisements and attention-based media.
In this section we discuss topics related to this innovative project, the Chromium-based Brave browser, the BAT cryptocurrency and surrounding technologies.
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The financial world is paying serious attention to developments in cryptocurrencies.
Credit, general banking, international loans, venture capital and crowdfunding will never be the same after the cryptocurrency revolution.
In this section we explore projects, ideas and concepts that have changed the capital markets since the introduction of cryptocurrencies more than a decade ago.
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A fork happens when a blockchain takes at least 2 different paths from a certain point forward. In crypto history, forks have been controversial, innovative, celebrated and protested against.
Here we take a look at some of these special events, why they happened and their consequences.
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Privacy is one of the hottest topics in the world of cryptocurrencies.
As discussed in a different section of Crypto.BI, transparency brought by the blockchain is one of the greatest benefits of using the blockchain.
This transparency also raises concerns for crypto users, especially that their financial data could be seen or exploited by undesired parties.
Here we take a look at privacy-related issues in the context of cryptocurrencies.
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Government regulation will play a large role in mass cryptocurrency adoption. There is also speculation about governments investing in crypto. In this section we take a look at all government-related cryptocurrency topics.
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Finance is a very broad concept and cryptocurrencies are historically one of the most innovative developments in investments, payment methods and store of value.
Here we take a look at how cryptocurrencies are shaping the financial world, changing the banking scene and promoting more fluid transactions for everyone.
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The blockchain is a permanent, read-only, 100% secure registry of every transaction ever performed using a given cryptocurrency.
As such, the level of transparency made possible by public blockchains is unprecedented.
Here we discuss transparency from both the technical and regulatory points of view.
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