@Gal

Gal is a writer, geek, crypto-curious polyheurist, a dog's best friend and coffee addict.

@Gal has published a total of 512 Posts

Latest Posts by @Gal

ELI5 Proof of Stake (PoS) – How does PoS work? by @Gal
In the cryptocurrency universe, Proof of Stake (PoS) is an alternative to the Proof of Work (PoW) consensus mechanism. How PoS Works While PoW guarantees that each network p...
The 33 most profitable Proof of Stake (PoS) coins for 2020 by @Gal
In this article we take a look at several Proof of Stake (PoS) coins for investors building passive income streams. With the DeFi craze causing extremely high Ethereum fees, more ...
How to earn BAT (Basic Attention Token) by just browsing the WWW by @Gal
tl;dr; - Quick Instructions  Download Brave browser to earn BAT when ads are shown! You can also earn BAT as a publisher (see instructions below). Crypto.bi earns a small ...
Do you really need a hardware wallet? by @Gal
Carrying a complete banking institution in your pocket is an amazing concept! Hardware wallets are really cool. They're basically specially designed storage systems, like s...
ELI5 First, second and third generation cryptocurrencies by @Gal
Although the theoretical building blocks that form cryptocurrencies existed prior to 2009, it was only in January of that year that Bitcoin registered its first ever transaction o...
How MetaMask mistakenly flagged us as a phishing site by @Gal
We were surprised to find out that, since February 10 , MetaMask had begun reporting Crypto.BI as a phishing site. At first we thought we'd been h...
What is the identity of “Team Rocket”, which created the Avalanche protocol? by @Gal
The Avalanche protocol family creators' true identity is, perhaps, cryptocurrency's most poorly kept secret. Or is it? Why would such a great idea's true creators want to ke...
ELI5 Multisignature Systems by @Gal
What we call a Bitcoin is simply an unspent, signed transaction on the blockchain. (Technically called a UTXO, for Unspent Transaction (TX) Output.) When you say you own such ...
ELI5 VRF – What are Verifiable Random Functions? by @Gal
Verifiable Random Functions (VRF) are random number generators whose output can be cryptographically verified. Normally, the output of random number generators isn't cryptograp...
Proof of Space Time (PoST) Summary [Cryptocurrency consensus mechanisms] by @Gal
Physicists have been discussing spacetime since the early 1900's. A very smart person, by the name of Albert Einstein, modeled space as 4 dimensions rather than just 3. The axis w...