Technical

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Is your cryptocurrency at risk of a 51% attack?

Half plus one attacks could happen in any Proof of Work based cryptocurrency. The amount of risk of such an attack happening depends on several factor...

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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 ...

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Understand the Double Spending problem

As the name implies, the double spending problem consists in executing a transaction twice while subtracting only once from your balance. This, of course, represents a failed finan...

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What programming languages should I learn to work with cryptocurrencies?

Many different computer programming languages are employed in cryptocurrency programming. In this article we take a look at cryptocurrency projects, the languages they use and we b...

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What is Turing completeness and how does it relate to cryptocurrencies?

Turing-completeness refers to a characteristic of computing platforms where a computer that is deemed Turing-complete can execute all programs that a Turing Machine would be able t...

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Understand the challenges of decentralized databases (e.g. the Bitcoin ledger)

Decentralization is what makes Bitcoin special. Cryptocurrencies are simply applications of the more general concept of decentralized ...

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What is “formal verification” of cryptocurrency software?

You may have heard that Cardano ADA is aiming for formal verification of its core software. What does it mean for software programs to be formally ver...

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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 a...

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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 B...

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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 (wha...

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