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As we enter Bitcoin’s 10th year of 99.999% uptime, several other promising crypto projects exist. But, for the time being, Bitcoin remains the undisputed ruler of the crypto space.
Here you’ll learn the basics of Bitcoin including news, commentary and introductory texts to help you get started with the most popular cryptocurrency.
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, in...
How to buy Bitcoin near me?
If you feel insecure about purchasing Bitcoin through virtual channels, a personal contact can go a long way in helping you break through the toughest barrier for new crypto inves...
Introducing Crypto Poker Club: Blockchain powered poker platform
Update As of August 2020, we were unable to find websites or social media presence for this project. The website is down: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts have been deleted: We’ve moved this project to the Dead Coins section. Original Post The platform will be launched on April 20th 2018 and will support both Bitcoin […]
ELI5 PSBT – Partially Signed Bitcoin Transactions
Trustless operation is one of the key concepts behind cryptocurrencies. The idea is that you should not have to personally meet, or trust your peers, in order to perform successful transactions. Experienced crypto users may take this concept for granted, but come to think of it – every real world transaction before cryptocurrencies came about […]
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. The open and decentralized consensus mechanism existent in Ethereum, Bitcoin and most major cryptocurrencies, makes it possible for anyone to verify transactions using open source software […]
Betform: Smart Contract Powered Social Betting Platform
Update This project seems to have been abandoned. The most recent tweet was published in 2019 and the project’s Telegram group has vanished. We’ve moved this project to the Dead Coins section. Original Text When the founders of Betform got together to start the company, it was their vision to have assets on the blockchain […]
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A Bitcoin Puzzle is a cryptographic puzzle which carries Bitcoin as a reward. Those able to break the cryptography obtain access to the private key needed to unlock the Bitcoin.
Cryptography and cryptocurrency based gaming.
A cryptocurrency transaction designed to be broken. Usually a cryptographic puzzle having cryptocurrency as a reward, such as finding the private key to a UTXO loaded with Bitcoin.
Cryptocurrency and digital asset trading articles.
A Bitcoin Wallet is a software which implements basic BTC management functions such as generating and managing new receiving addresses, signing and sending transactions to the network, receiving transactions from the network, managing your addresses, reading and producing QR codes, adding up your unspent Bitcoin across several addresses and many other useful functionalities. Wallets may also offer security functions such as encrypting your keys so they can't be used in case the wallet files get lost or stolen.
A paper wallet is a cryptocurrency wallet which has its public and private keys printed on paper. The keys can normally be read using a QR code. As long as you maintain the integrity of the printed paper, it's a very secure storage method due to its offline (air gapped) nature.
Bitcoin is the world's first viable decentralized cryptocurrency. It was released on January 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto.
Hal Finney was a cryptographer who pioneered the development of Bitcoin. Finney received the first ever Bitcoin transfer.
SHA256 is an encryption routine which produces a unique and irreversible digest for a given message.