Bill is a writer, geek, crypto-curious polyheurist, a dog's best friend and coffee addict. Information security expert, encryption software with interests in P2P networking, decentralized applications (dApps), smart contracts and crypto based payment solutions. Crypto Bill has published a total of 413 Posts
ELI5 How to mine Litecoin
Litecoin has consistently been one of the most popular cryptocurrencies since its inception in 2011.
It was initially forked from the main Bitcoin source code by a developer ca...
Understand the Double Spending problem
As the name implies, the double spending problem consists in executing a transaction twice while subtracting just once from your account balance.
This, of course, can only hap...
avax-python Network Message Pipeline
Here's a short overview of the avax-python Avalanche message pipeline.
We've followed the reference Go implementation as closely as possible, but the Python code is still in ve...
avax-python Implementation Notes
Here you'll find a few implementation notes about avax-python. This is mainly targeted at developers who wish to work on the Python source code.
Python <- Go
Scrape AVAX network peers using avax-python
P2P networking is the single most important technical functionality in all cryptocurrency implementations. The decentralized nature of Bitcoin, AVAX, Ethereum and others requires ...
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ELI5 AVAX IOU? Is it the real AVAX coin?
November 2020 Update As of November 18, AVAX price has remained remarkably stable – for cryptocurrency standards. Coincost shows the AVAX IOU slowly depreciating, although it’s unclear how much volume is being traded at these prices. September 22 Update AVAX mainnet has been launched and, as it turns out, IOU price was actually lower than […]
Is Avalanche safe from a Ripple-like battle with the SEC?
Ava Labs is a US-based company, founded by cryptography experts from Cornell University in NY and funded by several investors in the US. Ripple is a US-based company, founded by economists and cryptography experts from Canada and Kansas and funded by investors in the US. Notice any parallels? If you do, then you’re not alone. […]
Opinion: Decentralized blockchains can only survive having a valuable token, like Bitcoin, attached to them [Feb 2018]
We’ve heard this time and again, especially from folks in the financial sector: “blockchain is here to stay, Bitcoin not so much”. Is this really so? We disagree, and in this article we discuss the origins of Bitcoin and how the problem it solved only makes sense when there’s a reward for participants to join […]
Our Avalanche [AVAX] Price Prediction [Opinion]
If you’ve been following us, then you may have read that we believe Avalanche AVAX is a 20x investment. Why, you may ask? Because we think AVAX is definitely a top 10 cryptocurrency. And, by reaching top 10, Avalanche would have gained 20x at today’s prices. But first, an important legal notice. Disclaimer Nothing in […]
Concepts In This Page
A process or system by which multiple parties are able to reach consensus. In the context of cryptocurrencies, it's the process which allows for everyone to agree on everyone else's money balance. E.g. Bitcoin employs Nakamoto consensus via PoW mining.
Proof of Stake
Proof of Stake is a consensus mechanism in which block verifiers prove their commitment to the network by staking their coins instead of by proving they performed some work (contrast with Proof of Work).
Staking is the process by which users delegate their Proof of Stake voting rights to a staking pool. The pool then verifies transactions on the users' behalf and, similarly to mining pools, share some of the profits back with the stakers.
Litecoin is a first generation cryptocurrency which was originally forked from the Bitcoin source code. It substituted Bitcoin's SHA256 hashing algorithm for Scrypt as an attempt to make ASIC mining impossible.
A PoW based mining method by which Litecoin transactions are verified and blocks get produced.
Double spending is a condition where the same value can be spent twice, revealing a flaw in the payment processing system.
Irreversible transactions are a characteristic of digital payment systems which offer trustless decentralization. The irreversibility is necessary in order to guarantee that no transaction will be undone once committed by the network.
Passive Income refers to obtaining financial returns without requiring work by the investor. In cryptocurrencies, investors usually seek passive income by Staking, lending or via DeFi.
A Python library and utils for Avalanche AVAX.