Understand the basics of smart contracts
What's a smart contract? What makes it smart? How can I deploy my own contracts on the Ethereum blockchain? In this article we explore these questions and give you an overview abo...
Why don’t miners use regular CPUs?
This is a frequently asked, but still very relevant, question in the world of cryptocurrencies.
We've witnessed the heated debate involving the future of Bitcoin and one of the...
ELI5 IOTA Tangle
In a previous article, we've discussed the concept of a DAG - Directed Acyclic Graph.
In this post we talk about a DAG application in the IOTA ecosystem - the IOTA Tangle.
Cryptocurrencies and digital governance: Blockchains for transparency
Governance involves higher level management at a strategic level. The main purpose for the adoption of proper governance frameworks and processes is to maximize value for stakeholders by avoiding legal and compliance setbacks. At the same time, governance also concerns itself with internal monitoring, evaluation and direction of priorities by an enterprise. By complying with […]
chainparams.cpp – Commented Bitcoin Source Code
In this article we’ll take a look at one of the better known Bitcoin Core source files. Why is chainparams.* known to so many crypto developers? Because since 2011 or so, basically every coin that appeared before Ethereum would edit this source file and its header to modify parameters and create a new cryptocurrency! After […]
ELI5: Blockchain explained in simple terms
A blockchain is a database formed by a sequence of entries called (you guessed it) blocks. Blockchains have a special characteristic by which any attempt to modify one of its entries would modify the entire chain. It is, therefore, an immutable data structure, which stores blocks in chronological order of insertion. This makes blockchain a […]
Griffex GFX Token: Global crypto exchange ecosystem
August 2020 Update Since early 2020, the Griffex Telegram group has shown no activity from official sources. Few users simply use the Griffex channel to complain that the system isn’t working. The GFX token is also not listed at CoinMarketCap.com or CoinGecko.com We’ve therefore moved Griffex GFX to the Dead Coins section. Original Text Griffex […]
Concepts In This Page
The fundamental data structure which powers distributed ledger technology (DLT). Bitcoin implemented the first successful cryptocurrency using a blockchain for its ledger storage system.
A Cryptocurrency Ecosystem refers to the technologies and community around one or more cryptocurrency projects. Cryptocurrencies are naturally peer-to-peer systems which depend on active communities in order to thrive. An ecosystem is formed by the communities which use, drive value and further develop the technology.
Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)
The Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) is the individual component which enables the worldwide decentralized computing infrastructure on the blockchain. Smart contracts actually run on each individual EVM instance around the world. Miners verify and store results from EVM computing processes on the blockchain.