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ELI5: What is a full node
A full node is a network connected computer that runs the official cryptocurrency client and has a complete and synchronized copy of the blockchain. When Bitcoin first appeared,...

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 fiat money markets this would be seen a...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...
February 24, 2018

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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...
November 11, 2017

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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 28, 2017

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