Cryptocurrency bubble: FUD or reality?
NOTE: This June 2018 article discussed the 2018 bear market in the context of 2017's crazy ICO-driven market rally. As we now (2023) know, most of ICO's collapsed in the years af...
ELI5 What are Tokenized Funds?
Imagine investing in a cryptocurrency token that is automatically tied to an investment fund located anywhere in the world?
Something like owning shares of a startup, but inste...
15 Best altcoins to invest in 2020
As we reach the end of another crypto season, investors have already started looking for the next 10X investment.
If we take a closer look at the top 20 coins ranked by market ...
ELI5 Cryptocurrency futures trading
As the name implies, futures trading involves buying and selling something that will happen (or come to exist) at a later time.
Futures are traded using contracts.
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. […]
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 […]
ELI5 Proof of Stake (PoS) – How does PoS work?
In the cryptocurrency universe, Proof of Stake (PoS) is one of the most popular alternatives to the Proof of Work (PoW) family of consensus mechanisms. While PoW systems invest large amounts of energy to make sure transactions are legit, PoS does not require mining hardware. Proof of Stake “miners” (stakers) must lock a financial stake […]
Concepts In This Page
Passive Income refers to obtaining financial returns without requiring work by the investor. In cryptocurrencies, investors usually seek passive income by Staking, lending or via DeFi.
Proof of Stake
Proof of Stake is a consensus mechanism in which block verifiers prove their commitment to the network by staking their coins instead of by proving they performed some work (contrast with Proof of Work).
Staking is the process by which users delegate their Proof of Stake voting rights to a staking pool. The pool then verifies transactions on the users' behalf and, similarly to mining pools, share some of the profits back with the stakers.
Cardano is a 3rd generation cryptocurrency which is developed based on scientific methods, peer review and aims for formal verification and on-chain governance and compliance.