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...
Building the Haskell cardano-node on Linux
tl;dr; Jump straight to the build instructions The Details Looking forward to the Haskell mainnet, the next step in the Cardano project, I’ve begun exploring the cardano-node Haskell implementation. I find that exploring source code is much easier if you actually watch the program run for a while. So, the first thing a developer has […]
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 […]
256 Bit Integer commented uint256.cpp from Bitcoin Core source code
If you’ve developed systems in C or C++ before then you’re probably familiar with the stdint.h (cstdint for C++) typedefs. Since there’a lot of variation between platforms, stdint.h standardizes integer type names in an intuitive way. A uint8_t is an 8-bit unsigned integer and a uint64_t is a 64 bit unsigned integer. What you won’t […]
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 […]
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.