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 408 Posts
DIMCoin is Dead
In November 2020 several users on the Telegram group note that the August announcement about the substitution of HYBSE for ZEROTRADE has not happened as planned. A...
ELI5 Provably Fair Games
What is a provably fair game?
The answer lies at the heart of a whole new industry which has been developed around the transparent, decentralized, nature of the blockchain.
ELI5 Who is Nick Szabo?
Nick Szabo is an American cryptography specialist, known for pioneering work in digital currencies.
Considered by many to be the father of smart contracts, a concept he develop...
ELI5 How AVAX validation works [Avalanche Protocol]
According to the Avalanche AVAX token distribution policy, almost 50% of all AVAX in existence will go towards validator rewards (see chart at the top). Since the Avalanche protocol burns all fees, the only source of inflation in the AVAX ecosystem is the validation reward. This presents a great opportunity for those who join the […]
ELI5 What is the Avalanche Protocol? [AVAX]
Avalanche is a consensus mechanism which aims to combine the best features of previously existing protocols. If you’ve tried to understand the Avalanche consensus protocol paper, then you may have stalled when you ran into technical terms like metastability, Byzantine adversaries, leaderless Byzantine fault tolerance, among others. Here I’ll try to summarize, in very simple […]
Bitcoin: The mother of all cryptocurrencies
On January 12 2009, an individual or group using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, announced that the first Bitcoin transaction had taken place. Ten Bitcoins had been magically transferred between Satoshi and cryptography legend Hal Finney. It was the beginning of a revolution which, to this day, promises to change how humankind deals with money, finance […]
ELI5 Bitcoin Puzzle Transactions
As the name implies, Bitcoin puzzle transactions are created as a challenge and not for the usual purpose of monetary transfer. Puzzles can be published for several reasons, including software test bounties, marketing campaigns or just for fun. Early Puzzles In the early days of Bitcoin, when $BTC coins could be found for free on […]
Concepts In This Page
A set of technologies developed by Ava Labs, which forms the basis for the AVAX Avalanche ecosystem.
Avalanche is a consensus protocol introduced by Rocket Team in 2018.
It is an entirely new consensus protocol which builds upon classic consensus and Nakamoto consensus.
First Generation Cryptocurrencies
The first generation cryptocurrencies was spawned by Bitcoin. Several Bitcoin forks exist on this generation. Most 1st generation coins simply copied the Bitcoin source code while modifying the encryption algorithms and total coin supply.
Second Generation Cryptocurrencies
The second generation of cryptocurrencies added on-chain smart contracts and fully featured contract programming languages. Ethereum, which is the most notable 2nd generation cryptocurrency, brought smart contracts and introduced tokens to the masses, spawning the wave of ICO's from 2014 onwards.
Third Generation Cryptocurrencies
Third Generation Cryptocurrencies are still being developed. These include everything from second gen cryptos, plus on-chain governance, delegated Proof of Stake consensus and native compliance features. Cardano is a notable example of 3rd gen cryptocurrency project.
Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and digital compliance in general.