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.

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...
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 ...
Understand the basics of smart contracts by @Cryptobill
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? 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...
Understand the Coinbase SegWit upgrade: what it means and how this will improve Bitcoin for everyone by @Cryptobill
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. by @Cryptobill
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 by @Cryptobill
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 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...
Estimating Cardano ADA Staking Rewards by Gal Crypto
Updates In late 2019 Cardano launched the ITN - incentivized test network. Since then, stakeholders are able to run their own mining pools and earn real ADA rewards in exchange...