ELI5 Multisignature Systems
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 ...
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ELI5 : What is Proof of Trust (PoT)?
Proof of Trust is a consensus mechanism where users “stake” the trust they’ve earned in a network in order to verify cryptocurrency transactions. In a proof of trust system, users will earn a virtual value called “trust” every time they acquire a role in the ecosystem. A highly trusted node will be able to verify […]
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 […]
7 Cryptocurrencies that rule the market
Cryptocurrencies seem to be the new big thing at the threshold of the Industrial revolution 4.0 and the digital transformation of the entire human world. Digital money has turned to be a worldwide phenomenon, and at the same time, it is still not deeply understood by the majority of people. While corporations and enthusiasts start […]
What is the difference between digital money and cryptocurrencies?
Cryptocurrencies are a form of digital money, but what we normally understand as digital money is represented in fiat currency. For instance, prepaid cards, virtual credit cards and other forms of digital money are simply fiat money deposited into some account under a traditional banking institution. Parents, for instance, can load up their children’s cards […]
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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.
Abbreviation of Proof of Location consensus mechanism.
Proof of Location (PoL)
Proof of Location (PoL) consensus mechanism where a user's geographical location represents value. Geomining applications may use Proof of Location.