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Technical

In the Technical section you’ll find beginner level articles about specific software components, programming concepts, cryptography and other pieces that make up cryptocurrency systems.

We also try to cover new tech and interesting concepts that you might come across in the crypto scene.

Why the “fast” Ethereum sync is 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? Sl...
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 we...
Cryptocurrencies cannot ever be worth millions because transaction fees would halt the network
Crypto traders are used to living with wild speculations about future cryptocurrency prices. So much so, these crazy price predictions have begun to be taken only half serious...
ELI5 Semi-formal Cryptocurrency Development
We've previously discussed formal software verification as related to crypto programming. Today we'd like to discuss an intermediary concept called semi-formal cryptocurrency d...
What is “formal verification” of cryptocurrency software?
You may have heard that Cardano ADA is aiming for formal verification of its core software. What does it mean for software programs to be formally verified? Why is it important...
How MetaMask mistakenly flagged us as a phishing site
We were surprised to find out that, since February 10 , MetaMask had begun reporting Crypto.BI as a phishing site. At first we thought we'd been h...
Building Daedalus Cardano wallet without nix
This is a 2 part tutorial showing how you can create your own sovereign cryptocurrency using existing Cardano software. Part I explains how to set up a genesis block and get yo...
Create your own cryptocurrency using Cardano technology
This is a 2 part tutorial showing how you can create your own sovereign cryptocurrency using existing Cardano software. Part I (this post) explains how to set up a genesis blo...
SHA256: Larger Bitcoin blocks could make mining more expensive
It seems like the large block discussion has been all but pacified, but there's an issue that didn't receive as much attention as it should have: the mining cost for larger blocks...
What are the limits of Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is a P2P network and, as such, faces limitations inherent to the underlying networks as well as the limitations of its own protocol. In this article we take a look at the ...

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