Understand how Tezos works through easy to follow ELI5 articles!
ELI5 Tezos’ Liquid Proof of Stake?
“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a ...
ELI5 What are Tezos abstract blockchains?
"All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirection." - David Wheeler
Computer science professor David Wheeler once famously stated that every probl...
ELI5 Tezos On-Chain Governance
Tezos is a third generation cryptocurrency which offers all the benefits of first and second generation cryptocurrencies, plus Proof of Stake minting and on-chain governance.
ELI5 How do Tezos Smart Contracts work?
Tezos smart contracts are natively written in Michelson - a purely functional, statically typed programming language.
Note: See our cryptocurrency programming languages articl...
optional.h a pre-C++17 optional type in the Bitcoin source code
optional.h is a stub that’ll likely get removed from Bitcoin Core at a future date when C++ 17 gets formally adopted for the entire project. By reading the Bitcoin Core sources you can see that lots of sections could use C++ 17 idioms. Let’s keep in mind though that Bitcoin Core is high security software […]
Bitcoin Blockchain SQL Schema for MySQL
This SQL schema was created for Crypto.BI Toolbox. The same, or similar, SQL schema can be used by anyone exploring Bitcoin with the help of a MySQL RDBMS. Although we didn’t test this SQL with other RDBMS’, it should be fully compatible with MariaDB and any other MySQL-derived system. How the data is inserted/retrieved to/from […]
ELI5 Who is Nick Szabo?
Nick Szabo is an American cryptography specialist, known for pioneering work in digital currencies. Considered by many to be the father of smart contracts, a concept he developed in the 1990’s. A few years later, Szabo implemented Bit Gold – a digital currency which laid the framework for several ideas behind modern cryptocurrencies. In a […]
Bitcoin Blockchain to MySQL Insertion Tool
Crypto.BI Toolbox comes with a raw .dat block file to MySQL insertion tool called blocks_inserter. To use it, first you’ll need to generate the MySQL schema on your local server by importing scripts/sql/mysql/cryptobitoolbox_bitcoin.sql into your MySQL server. Then you will need to configure Toolbox with the appropriate username, password, host and database so that Toolbox […]
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.