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 ...
Bitcoin Blockchain SQL Schema for MySQL
This SQL schema was created for Crypto.BI Toolbox. The same, or similar, SQL schema can be used by anyone exploring Bitcoin with the help of a MySQL RDBMS. Although we didn’t test this SQL with other RDBMS’, it should be fully compatible with MariaDB and any other MySQL-derived system. How the data is inserted/retrieved to/from […]
ELI5: Blockchains explained in simple terms
A blockchain is a database formed by a sequence of entries called (you guessed it) blocks. Blockchains have a special characteristic by which any attempt to modify one of its entries would modify the entire chain. It is, therefore, an immutable data structure, which stores blocks in chronological order of insertion. This makes blockchain a […]
ELI5: Why is the “fast” Ethereum sync so slow?
Why is the geth sync so slow? I keep hearing this question again and again from Ethereum node operators. Why is it still so difficult to fully sync an Ethereum full node? Slow Geth Users have been complaining forever now about the notoriously slow geth sync on the official Ethereum wallet. Some even question the […]
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 […]
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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.