Technical

In the Technical section you’ll find 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 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...
Bitcoin price: Understand Metcalfe’s law and how it relates to cryptocurrency valuation by @Cryptobill
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 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 ...
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 ...
The Ethereum EVM computing cost is absurd 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 fo...
Why the “fast” Ethereum sync is so slow by @Cryptobill
Why is the geth sync so slow? I keep hearing this question again and again from Ethereum node operators. Why is it still so difficult to fully sync an Ethereum full node? Slow ...
Why don’t miners use regular CPUs? by @Cryptobill
This is a frequently asked, but still very relevant, question in the world of cryptocurrencies. We've witnessed the heated debate involving the future of Bitcoin and one of the ...
ELI5 PoW – What are Proof of Work algorithms? by @Cryptobill
Proof of Work (PoW) is a cryptographically secure consensus mechanism which guarantees that network participants who do not necessarily know each other are able to prove that they ...