The Art of War in cryptocurrency investing
In late 2017 the markets celebrated Bitcoin adoption by Wall Street. Bitcoin was finally going to New York!
Jamie Dimon and other large bank CEOs were dissing Bitcoin which, in...
Why are there so many cryptocurrencies?
Why so many cryptocurrencies? Are all of them as complex as Bitcoin? Currently, the Crypto.BI cryptocurrency list has over 1993 entries. What's behind this crypto diversity?
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 […]
Introduction to our commented Bitcoin source code section
Below you’ll find the main commented Bitcoin source code sections (sorted by section name and filename). Core amount.h – Defines the CAmount typedef, implements minimum and maximum valid amount range check. base58.cpp – The encoding function used for Bitcoin addresses. Base58 removes some potentially ambiguous characters from Base64 so Bitcoin addresses can be written down […]
qt/bitcoin.cpp – Commented Bitcoin source code
qt/bitcoin.cpp is where Bitcoin Core initialization leads us next. main.cpp, the Bitcoin Qt application entry point, is basically just a stub that calls GuiMain() at qt/bitcoin.cpp So, by sticking to our strategy, I’ll step into the call stack which now has GuiMain() at the top. GuiMain GuiMain gets the GUI set up, connects Qt signals/slots, […]
Opinion: Decentralized blockchains can only survive having a valuable token, like Bitcoin, attached to them [Feb 2018]
We’ve heard this time and again, especially from folks in the financial sector: “blockchain is here to stay, Bitcoin not so much”. Is this really so? We disagree, and in this article we discuss the origins of Bitcoin and how the problem it solved only makes sense when there’s a reward for participants to join […]
Concepts In This Page
Bitcoin is the world's first viable decentralized cryptocurrency. It was released on January 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto.
The fundamental data structure which powers distributed ledger technology (DLT). Bitcoin implemented the first successful cryptocurrency using a blockchain for its ledger storage system.
Crypto.bi Toolbox is a set of tools we use to read the Bitcoin blockchain to extract useful data from it.
Craig Wright is a controversial cryptocurrency personality which claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto. He's the lead figure behind Bitcoin SV.
Elon Musk is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded innovative companies such as Paypal, Tesla and SpaceX. His ambitious projects and impressive technical feats have catapulted him to the helm of business innovators.
Hal Finney was a cryptographer who pioneered the development of Bitcoin. Finney received the first ever Bitcoin transfer.
ERC20 is an Ethereum standard interface for cryptocurrency token implementation. A smart contract which complies with the ERC20 standard automatically gets detected as a token on the Ethereum blockchain. The ERC20 standard sparked an entire industry where creating a new coin (token, to be accurate) was a matter of publishing a smart contract to the blockchain.