Technical

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 verified? Why is it important ...
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 abou...
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...
Bitcoin price: Understand Metcalfe’s law and how it relates to cryptocurrency valuation
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 3Co...
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 opportunity to discuss how this is a very important change and how it will ...
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....
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 ...
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. Specu...
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 r...
Cardano ADA Staking Rewards Will (Really) Let HODLers Down
Everyone is excited about the next big update in the Cardano ADA Roadmap. As you probably know, at this time only trusted nodes are doing all the PoS ADA minting and the coins ...