Technical

In the Technical section you’ll find beginner level articles about specific software components, programming concepts, cryptography and other pieces that make up cryptocurrency systems.

We also try to cover new tech and interesting concepts that you might come across in the crypto scene.

Building Daedalus Cardano wallet without nix by JF
This is a 2 part tutorial showing how you can create your own sovereign cryptocurrency using existing Cardano software. Part I explains how to set up a genesis block and get yo...
Create your own cryptocurrency using Cardano technology by JF
This is a 2 part tutorial showing how you can create your own sovereign cryptocurrency using existing Cardano software. Part I (this post) explains how to set up a genesis blo...
ELI5 Zero Knowledge (ZKP) cryptocurrency proofs? by @Cryptobill
In cryptographic theory, a zero knowledge proof is a method by which you can convince someone, who does not necessarily trust you, that you possess a piece of knowledge (proof) wit...
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...
Understand the Double Spending problem by @Cryptobill
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...
What is Turing completeness and how does it relate to cryptocurrencies? by @Cryptobill
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...
What is “formal verification” of cryptocurrency software? by @Cryptobill
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 ...
What are the limits of Bitcoin? by @Cryptobill
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...
Cryptocurrency Laffer Curve: Cryptocurrencies cannot ever be worth millions, or transaction fees would halt the network by @Cryptobill
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...
Ethereum EVM’s absurd computing cost by @Cryptobill
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...