Should I worry about the Bitcoin halving?
As you probably know, when mining Bitcoin, every block contains a reward reserved for whoever solves it. The very first blocks, mined by Satoshi Nakamoto himself, paid a 50 BTC reward. Today, blocks pay 1/4 of that, or 12.5 BTC. In May 2020, that reward will halve once more to 6.25 BTC per block. Why […]
ELI5 Cardano ADA Staking Pool Pledge
There’s been a lot of talk about pledging in Cardano lately. What does pledging mean? What is pledge, exactly? Do stakers need to be concerned? What will the minimum pledge amount be? In this article we take a look at some of these questions and try to explain them in the simplest possible terms. No […]
ELI5 Semi-formal Cryptocurrency Development
We’ve previously discussed formal software verification as related to crypto programming. Today we’d like to discuss an intermediary concept called semi-formal cryptocurrency development. Brief Review of Formal Verification In formal verification, every single possible logical state of a computer program must be mathematically proven. This kind of proof can consume tens, even hundreds, of pages […]
ELI5 What is an adversarial Cardano staking pool?
If you’ve been following recent Cardano staking discussions then you’ve probably seen or heard the term adversarial staking pool. What does it mean, exactly, to be an adversarial staking pool? FROG lost our block tonight due to an adversarial quad fork (LION) 2 min before go time I’ve been up 22 hrs making sure we […]
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Cardano is a 3rd generation cryptocurrency which is developed based on scientific methods, peer review and aims for formal verification and on-chain governance and compliance.