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.

Cryptocurrencies cannot ever be worth millions because transaction fees would halt the network by @Gal
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...
How MetaMask mistakenly flagged us as a phishing site by @Gal
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 hacked, but our techs were unable to...
Building Daedalus Cardano wallet without nix by JF
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 by JF
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...
Why the “fast” Ethereum sync is so slow by @Gal
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...
SHA256: Larger Bitcoin blocks could make mining more expensive by @Gal
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? by @Gal
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 ...
Understand the Coinbase SegWit upgrade: what it means and how this will improve Bitcoin for everyone by @Gal
Coinbase has announced the long awaited SegWit upgrade to their trading platform. We'd like to take this opportunity to discuss how this is a very important change and how it will...
Segwit2: A metheoric disaster? by @Gal
There are certain events and periods in time that shape and alter the history of mankind on our planet forever. The extinction of the dinosaurs, presumably by getting hit on th...
Is your cryptocurrency at risk of a 51% attack? by @Gal
Half plus one attacks could theoretically happen to any Proof of Work based cryptocurrency. The amount of risk of such an attack happening depends on several factors, including...