Blockchain

Blockchain: the fundamental, immutable data structure behind Bitcoin and all cryptocurrencies.

It’s one of the most critical cryptocurrency building blocks, which forms the ledger and bookkeeping system that allowed Bitcoin to be decentralized.

Here, we discuss blockchain-related topics, including introductory materials and various applications of blockchain (including non-cryptocurrencies).

What is the difference between digital money and cryptocurrencies? by @Cryptobill
Cryptocurrencies are a form of digital money, but what we normally understand as digital money is represented in fiat currency. For instance, prepaid cards, virtual credit cards an...
Understand the challenges of decentralized databases (e.g. the Bitcoin ledger) by @Cryptobill
Decentralization is what makes Bitcoin special. Cryptocurrencies are simply applications of the more general concept of decentralized databases. In fact, Bitcoin is one large datab...
ELI5 Cryptocurrency Sharding by @Cryptobill
If you come from the world of IT, then you've probably heard of database or disk data sharding. For those who don't come from IT, a real simple way to put it is that sharding me...
Middlemen have become dispensable by @Cryptobill
There’s a widely known trend that the number of people is ‘portfolio workers’ who freelance, work part-time or take unguaranteed shift work rises pretty fast. It creates a lo...
Is blockchain just a glorified database? by @Cryptobill
The blockchain is a special kind of database that has the property of being immutable and tamper proof. This makes it suitable for high security applications such as banking, logi...
What is actually a cryptocurrency fork? by @Cryptobill
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 ...
MOAC: Multi-Blockchain Architecture For Enhanced Smart Contracting by @Cryptobill
The MOAC foundation (MOAC) has released a next generation blockchain platform. With a pioneering Multi-Blockchain architecture, MOAC not only addresses the performance and cost iss...
Can Bitcoin SV scale? by @Cryptobill
Bitcoin SV has made the transition to (for all practical purposes) unlimited block size. You can now store any amount of data on the BSV blockchain, which raises serious questions...
What are CryptoDepository Receipts? by @Cryptobill
A CryptoDepository Receipt is a smart contract that is meant to represent something. It is a cryptographic note that can represent anything, any asset, any rights, currency or anyt...
ELI5 : What is a Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG)? by @Cryptobill
A Directed Acyclic Graph, or DAG, is a graph where no "loops" exist. You can only traverse a DAG in the forward direction, even if you take different paths in the graph. Esse...