The Art of War in cryptocurrency investing
In late 2017 the markets celebrated Bitcoin adoption by Wall Street. Bitcoin was finally going to New York!
Jamie Dimon and other large bank CEOs were dissing Bitcoin which, in...
Most cryptocurrency market cap is fake
Impressive U$ dollar cryptocurrency market capitalization numbers are misleading new investors every day.
The market cap metric is used heavily by investors to estimate crypto ...
Viaz: Decentralized P2P Funding Platform
We attempted to access the viaz.io website but it was down:
The VIAZ coin is also not listed on CoinMarketCap or any other large price aggregator. The token ...
qt/bitcoin.cpp – Commented Bitcoin source code
qt/bitcoin.cpp is where Bitcoin Core initialization leads us next. main.cpp, the Bitcoin Qt application entry point, is basically just a stub that calls GuiMain() at qt/bitcoin.cpp So, by sticking to our strategy, I’ll step into the call stack which now has GuiMain() at the top. GuiMain GuiMain gets the GUI set up, connects Qt signals/slots, […]
rpc/server.cpp – Commented Bitcoin Source Code
We now dive into one of the most exciting components of the Bitcoin Core source code. The RPC subsystem interconnects the connection manager, wallets, the storage subsystem and, most importantly, the front-end with which users interact. It’s basically the Bitcoin command interpreter embedded in the system and, from a developer’s perspective, the application programming interface. […]
chainparams.cpp – Commented Bitcoin Source Code
In this article we’ll take a look at one of the better known Bitcoin Core source files. Why is chainparams.* known to so many crypto developers? Because since 2011 or so, basically every coin that appeared before Ethereum would edit this source file and its header to modify parameters and create a new cryptocurrency! After […]
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 […]
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A distributed ledger is a decentralized financial database with data stored across multiple locations.
Bitcoin is the world's first viable decentralized cryptocurrency. It was released on January 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto.