Cryptocurrencies are stored on publicly available blockchains which anyone can audit. For this reason, they’re a great tool for governance. In this section we present articles related to blockchains and governance.
ELI5 The Ethereum #SupplyGate controversy
In early August 2020, Michael Goldstein, Pierre Rochard and others asked what seemed to be a trivial question. What's Ethereum's total monetary supply?
Can they articulate how ...
2017 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 9]
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2017. BitGrail In late 2017, Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail was hacked and 2.5 million NANO were stolen. Initially, the exchange reported the issue as a “maintenance”: XRB withdrawals will be enabled […]
2016 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 8]
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2016. Gatecoin In May 2016 an attack on Gatecoin’s hot wallets cost them U$ 2 million in damages. As much as 185,000 ETH and 250 BTC were stolen in the heist. […]
About Ethereum EVM’s high GAS cost
As cryptocurrencies mature, the promise of a worldwide distributed ledger and computing platform is now taken for granted by businesses around the world. Billions of dollars were raised in ICOs which leveraged Ethereum’s computing platform. Smart Contracts are no longer seen as a marvel, but form the core of several successful business ventures. Note: This […]
Is Avalanche safe from a Ripple-like battle with the SEC?
Ava Labs is a US-based company, founded by cryptography experts from Cornell University in NY and funded by several investors in the US. Ripple is a US-based company, founded by economists and cryptography experts from Canada and Kansas and funded by investors in the US. Notice any parallels? If you do, then you’re not alone. […]
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One of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges. Has close ties to the Tether stablecoin cryptocurrency.
Stablecoin, or stable coins, are cryptocurrencies which are backed 1:1 (or some other ratio) against a reserve currency or bag of currencies. The most popular stablecoins are pegged to the US dollar.
Tether is a stablecoin - a cryptocurrency which is tied 1:1 with the US dollar.
The fundamental data structure which powers distributed ledger technology (DLT). Bitcoin implemented the first successful cryptocurrency using a blockchain for its ledger storage system.
Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and digital compliance in general.
Exploring digital governance in the blockchain age.
Decentralized finance allows for unprecedented levels of transparency. Everyone can audit and monitor transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain.
Ethereum is a second generation cryptocurrency, best known for making Smart Contracts available to the masses.
Informal name given to a 2020 controversy where total Ethereum supply is difficult to compute due to timing constraints.