@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 : What is Gitcoin? by @Gal
Gitcoin is a bounty market for open source (OSS) projects. It was launched in September 2017 as a tool to promote OSS using cryptocurrencies. The name is a portmanteau of Git a...
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 ...
Cryptocurrencies cannot ever be worth millions because transaction fees would halt the network by @Gal
Crypto traders are used to living with wild speculations about future cryptocurrency prices. So much so, these crazy price predictions have begun to be taken only half serious...
AVAX mainnet officially launched by @Gal
AVAX mainnet has launched with thunderous success! As we write this article, AVAX has gained over 620% (8 AM UTC) in the first 4 hours of trading at Binance. Volume stood at im...
C Programming: Reading from inactive union members by @Gal
Unions are an interesting construct that you're likely to find in C programs. A union looks similar to a struct on the outside, but it has a special quality that it can only h...
Proof of Activity (PoA) Summary [Cryptocurrency consensus mechanisms] by @Gal
Proof of Activity (PoA) is a cryptocurrency consensus mechanism which combines Proof of Work (PoW) and Proof of State (PoW) into a hybrid mining system. In a PoA system, valida...
Proof of Burn (PoB) Summary [Cryptocurrency consensus mechanisms] by @Gal
In the Proof of Burn (PoB) consensus mechanism, miners earn the right to mint the next block by burning some value in the blockchain. All proof systems are based on the princip...
Proof of Trust (PoT) Summary [Cryptocurrency consensus mechanisms] by @Gal
In a Proof of Trust system, users in a network gain trust as they participate in special activities within the network. If a user tries to defraud the system, the trust is lost...
Proof of Authority (PoA) Summary [Cryptocurrency consensus mechanisms] by @Gal
Proof of Authority is a consensus mechanism where members of a cryptocurrency network are identified and receive delegated powers to solve blocks. If they defraud the system t...
Proof of Elapsed Time (POET) Summary [Cryptocurrency consensus mechanisms] by @Gal
In this poetically named consensus mechanism, network participants prove that they have slept for a random amount of time before being able to mint a block. POET was released b...