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...
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 ...
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. […]
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). This has arguably scared many risk averse investors away from cryptocurrencies. More conservative investment instruments such as blue chip corporate bonds and Treasuries usually oscillate very little. Bitcoin, on […]
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 […]
Opinion: Decentralized blockchains can only survive having a valuable token, like Bitcoin, attached to them [Feb 2018]
We’ve heard this time and again, especially from folks in the financial sector: “blockchain is here to stay, Bitcoin not so much”. Is this really so? We disagree, and in this article we discuss the origins of Bitcoin and how the problem it solved only makes sense when there’s a reward for participants to join […]
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.