June 8, 2018
What is a Cryptocurrency Tumbler or Mixer? Is it legal?
A cryptocurrency tumbler is a system which mixes transactions in order to make it difficult to trace the origin of the funds. Although in legacy fiat money markets this would be...
June 7, 2018
What is a Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG)? Why should I know about this?
A Directed Acyclic Graph, or DAG, is a graph where no "loops" exist and where you can only flow one way throughbnlout its paths. Essentially a DAG represents a process where each s...
June 5, 2018
What is actually a cryptocurrency fork?
Unless you've been living in a cave for the past 9 years, then you've probably heard about cryptocurrency forks. Bitcoin Cash was probably the most hyped, feared, loved, talked ...
June 4, 2018
What is a Metaverse?
A Metaverse is a conceptual virtual world that incorporates ideas from the Internet, augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and other state of the art technolo...
June 1, 2018
What is a Mining Pool? Do I need to join one?
As the name suggests, a mining pool is a group of miners working together to solve blocks and split the block rewards. Mining pools have become popular since GPU and ASICs started ...
May 29, 2018
What is a nonce? Why are nonces important in mining?
A nonce is a number that is only used once. Hence its name is a portmanteau of number-used-once. Why is this kind of concept useful in cryptocurrencies' mining? Because nonces allo...
February 24, 2018
What is a BIP?
As SegWit gains adoption, you may have heard the term "BIP 141" in online discussions. What does BIP mean? And what is that number next to it? Bitcoin is a community-run technol...
November 11, 2017
What is a Dapp (Decentralized Application)?
Dapp is a portmanteau of Decentralized Application and refers to computer programs that run on the blockchain and which have self-enforcing business logic implemented via smart con...
September 28, 2017
What is a DAO?
DAO stands for Decentralized Autonomous Organization. It is a concept that arises from self enforcing smart contracts. If an organization is able to encode all of its business o...
September 20, 2017
ELI5: What is a Blockchain, exactly?
A blockchain is a sequence of entries where any attempt to modify a previous entry would modify the entire chain. It is therefore an immutable data structure that holds data in chr...