ELI5 Dollar Reboot Composite
Market analyst Jim Rickards edits the Strategic Intelligence newsletter and, in 2017, he made several predictions about the financial markets in the coming years, specifically men...
ELI5 Coinmixer : What is a coin mixer?
A coin mixer, most popularly known as Bitcoin mixer, is a service which scrambles your cryptocurrency transactions so that the funds' origin becomes hard to trace. (Some also call...
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 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...
ELI5 What’s a cryptocurrency whitepaper?
The term whitepaper originated in Great Britain, due to the color of government-issued documents in the early 1900's.
The famous Churchill white paper of 1922 (featured above)...
ELI5: What is WINk? [Formerly TRONBet]
WINk is a decentralized gaming application hosted on the TRON blockchain.
Previously known as TRONBet, the platform is now live at WINk.org
At the time o...
ELI5 What’s a stablecoin?
Since the beginning of cryptocurrency history, most crypto assets have been known to experience enormous oscillations against the US Dollar (or some other legacy fiat currency).
Will Bitcoin lose its #1 market cap crown?
Ethereum has just overtaken Bitcoin! But, wait! We’re not talking about market cap… As you’ve probably seen reported elsewhere, ETH now (Jun/2018) has more unique active addresses than Bitcoin. Is this a sign of something different looming in the horizon? Will Bitcoin end its 9 year reign as king of cryptocurrencies? Are there other cryptocurrencies […]
Target’s verified Twitter account hacked
Retailer Target’s Twitter account was hacked earlier today and is actively promoting a Bitcoin scam. Worse yet, they have taken control of the Target ad account and have paid for promoted tweets which are spreading quickly, with massive engagement: The tweets take victims to a website (not linked on purpose) which requests them to “confirm” […]
Introduction to our commented Bitcoin source code section
Below you’ll find the main commented Bitcoin source code sections (sorted by section name and filename). Core amount.h – Defines the CAmount typedef, implements minimum and maximum valid amount range check. base58.cpp – The encoding function used for Bitcoin addresses. Base58 removes some potentially ambiguous characters from Base64 so Bitcoin addresses can be written down […]
bitcoind.cpp – Commented Bitcoin source code
As mentioned in the Bitcoin-Qt commented source code post, there are several approaches one can take to step into the Bitcoin source in approximately the same order as it runs. For instance, tests are a great source of tiny example programs. Then there’s the ubiquitous Bitcoin-Qt client and, of course, bitcoind. All are good options […]
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.
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.