Cryptocurrencies are developed by creative and highly skilled programmers, engineers, cipherpunks and hackers coming from all walks of life.
Traders, miners, enthusiasts and social media personalities are also an endless source of memes, jokes and 24×7 banter.
Here we present the stories of crypto personalities who have somehow impacted the community.
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 develop...
Who is Kurt Bierbower?
Kurt Bierbower is an investing banking analyst who has participated in cryptocurrency ICO's in the past.
Kurt served as the CBO (Chief Business Officer) at cryptocurrency proje...
Who are Ava Labs?
Ava Labs is a Brooklyn, New York-based research and development company currently developing the Avalanche platform and AVAX cryptocurrency.
Ava Labs is headed by Cornell profe...
Who is Emin Gün Sirer?
Dr. Emin Gün Sirer is a computer scientist based in Ithaca, New York. While a professor at Cornell University, he also currently leads the AVAX Avalanche cryptocurrency developme...
Who is Holton Buggs?
Holton Buggs is a multilevel marketing specialist from Tampa Bay, Florida.
Holton Buggs began working on his own business at the age of 14 as a hair dresser. He the...
Who is Craig Wright?
As part of our Who's Who section, today we take a look at Dr. Craig S. Wright (CSW), a controversial cryptocurrency personality who claims to be the real Satoshi Nakamoto.
ELI5 99Bitcoins.com Website
Ninety-nine red balloonsFloating in the summer skyPanic bells, it's red alertThere's something here from somewhere elseThe war machine springs to lifeOpens up one eager eyeFocusin...
ELI5 What is the Avalanche Protocol? [AVAX]
Avalanche is a consensus mechanism which aims to combine the best features of previously existing protocols. If you’ve tried to understand the Avalanche consensus protocol paper, then you may have stalled when you ran into technical terms like metastability, Byzantine adversaries, leaderless Byzantine fault tolerance, among others. Here I’ll try to summarize, in very simple […]
ELI5 AVAX Staking – How can I begin staking my AVAX?
The AVAX public sale, which closed on July 15 2020 after just a few hours, was an astounding success. Investors looking for high yields flocked to the sale, buying all U$ 42 million worth of AVAX coins in just 4.5 hours. At our latest update, AVAX price was approximately U$ 13 – a 2600% yield […]
Is Avalanche safe from a Ripple-like battle with the SEC?
Ava Labs is a US-based company, founded by cryptography experts from Cornell University in NY and funded by several investors in the US. Ripple is a US-based company, founded by economists and cryptography experts from Canada and Kansas and funded by investors in the US. Notice any parallels? If you do, then you’re not alone. […]
cavax – Experimental C language tools for AVAX Avalanche exploration
cavax is an experimental implementation of C language utils for the exploration of the Avalanche AVAX protocol. Initially, cavax supports limited networking and basic passive functionality (e.g. it does not actively verify vertices). cavax listens to the Avalanche network and calls hooks that you can set up to handle each message type. Some default hooks […]
Concepts In This Page
A pre-Bitcoin era cryptocurrency idea published by Nick Szabo in 2005. It included several concepts later found in Bitcoin, such as proof of work.