What are CryptoDepository Receipts?
A CryptoDepository Receipt is a smart contract that is meant to represent something. It is a cryptographic note that can represent anything, any asset, any rights, currency or anything else in a “real world” transaction. CDR’s are what we denominate KYC (Know Your Customer) compliant. Which means that any institution which underwrites CryptoDepository Receipts must […]
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? Perhaps, the best way to answer this question is through a practical example. Say you are a member of the Bitcoin development team and suddenly you convince yourself that […]
ELI5 Bitcoin to USD conversion
Bitcoin itself does not offer a US Dollar for Bitcoin exchange system. If you’ve just arrived in the world of cryptocurrencies, this may cause some confusion. Bitcoin is a completely virtual crypto asset that exists within its own blockchain. The only way to convert Bitcoin to US Dollars, and from USD back to Bitcoin, is […]
Who is Hal Finney?
Hal Finney was a software developer, cipherpunk and cryptography advocate who worked on many relevant security-related software projects, the original Bitcoin Core source being one of them. In the cryptocurrency universe, Finney became famous for being the first recipient of Bitcoins. Satoshi Nakamoto‘s very first Bitcoin transaction was sent to Hal Finney as a test. […]