Cryptocurrencies are like an iceberg where you only view a tiny fraction that rises above the tide.
There is a vast underlying infrastructure making all the magic happen.
In this section we discuss base protocols, hardware, fundamental technical concepts and projects which highlight or develop infrastructure for a cryptocurrency driven world.
Zenome: Blockchain-based genomic ecosystem
The Zenome Platform is going to raise awareness on genomic medicine, so users can make conscious decisions regarding their data. To ensure that, the Zenome Platform is based on th...
Gese: Watch What You Drink
The current Gese website seems to be unrelated to the project described in this announcement.
The original Gese Twitter account is also no longer active:
Honeybox: Changing Your Internet Forever
This project has been abandoned. All Tweets have been deleted and the profile shows a generic image:
The project's website is also no longer available.
Proof of Space (PoSpace) Summary [Cryptocurrency consensus mechanisms]
Proof of Space uses hard disk space as the value used to guarantee a participant’s stake in mining. By allocating disk space, the network participant provides value to the network, which uses this space to solve computational problems. Given low network bandwidth for a lot of regions, making it difficult to transfer large amounts of […]
Proof of Burn (PoB) Summary [Cryptocurrency consensus mechanisms]
In the Proof of Burn (PoB) consensus mechanism, miners earn the right to mint the next block by burning some value in the blockchain. All proof systems are based on the principle that minting a block must incurr in some cost, otherwise fraudsters could inject invalid transactions into the blockchain. Bitcoin achieves this by making […]
Proof of Activity (PoA) Summary [Cryptocurrency consensus mechanisms]
Proof of Activity (PoA) is a cryptocurrency consensus mechanism which combines Proof of Work (PoW) and Proof of State (PoW) into a hybrid mining system. In a PoA system, validators begin by applying a Proof of Work stage to block headers until they find a desirable hash. The block headers are then passed onto a […]
Opinion: Will Tether blow up? [Dec 2017]
There is an elephant in the room in the cryptocurrency world and it’s called Tether. The concept of a cryptocurrency that is tied to the world’s reference fiat currency is very interesting indeed. But it has a very expensive requirement: for every unit of this cryptocurrency, there must be an equal unit in the reference […]
Concepts In This Page
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.