Category Archives: Technical

Understand the basics of smart contracts

What’s a smart contract? What makes it smart? How can I deploy my own contracts on the Ethereum blockchain? In this article we explore these questions and give you an overview about smart contracts and their revolutionary contribution to the...

What are the limits of Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a P2P network and, as such, faces limitations inherent to the underlying networks as well as the limitations of its own protocol. In this article we take a look at the Bitcoin full node requirements as well as the complete network’s mining...

Understand Metcalfe’s law and how it relates to Bitcoin price

Bob Metcalfe is a computer networking pioneer whose work includes the invention of the Ethernet networking standard (what users normally call “the network cable”), founding the 3Com ne...

Understand the Coinbase SegWit upgrade: what it means and how this will improve Bitcoin for everyone

Coinbase has announced the long awaited SegWit upgrade to their trading platform. We’d like to take this opp...

SHA256: Larger Bitcoin blocks could make mining 8X as expensive.

It seems like the large block discussion has been all but pacified, but there’s an issue that didn’t receive as much attention as it should have: the mining cost for larger blocks. From quick (and admittedly not thorough) research we find that ...

How MetaMask mistakenly flagged us as a phishing site

We were surprised to find out that since February 10, MetaMask had begun reporting Crypto.BI as a phishing site. At first we thought we’d been hacked, but our techs were unable to find any malware injected into our ...

Cryptocurrency Laffer Curve: Cryptocurrencies cannot ever be worth millions, or transaction fees would halt the network

We see daily speculation about future cryptocurrency prices. Bitcoin will be worth U$ 10 million or “I’ll eat my private parts”, Ethereum will overtake Bitcoin, and so on. Speculating about prices is part of human nature, but there’...

The Ethereum EVM computing cost is absurd

As cryptocurrencies mature, the promise of a worldwide distributed ledger and computing platform is now taken for granted by businesses around the world. Billions of dollars were raised in ICOs which leverage Ethereum’s computing platform. Contracts ...

Cardano ADA Staking Rewards Will (Really) Let HODLers Down

Everyone is excited about the next big update in the Cardano ADA Roadmap. According to the the developer team’s estimates, in Q2 2018 the minting of ADA coins will go fully distributed and the network will fi...