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.

Why the “fast” Ethereum sync is so slow by @Cryptobill
Why is the geth sync slow? We keep hearing this question again and again from ETH node owners. Users have been complaining forever now about the notoriously slow geth sync ...
Segwit2: A metheoric disaster? by @Cryptobill
There are certain events and periods in time that shape and alter the history of mankind on our planet forever. The extinction of the dinosaurs, presumably by getting hit on the h...
Bitcoin Gold replay protection : noise, FUD and one fact. by @Cryptobill
We'd like to clear up a few misconceptions for those in doubt about what, exactly, the Bitcoing Gold replay protection (or lack thereof) really means. There is no Bitcoin Gold...
The CryptoNight and CryptoNight Light PoW Algorithms by @Cryptobill
CryptoNight is a Proof-of-Work algorithm which aims to be CPU-mining friendly. CryptoNight Lite A lighter version of CryptoNight which uses memory cache pages half the size (1 MB...
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 ...
PoW: What are Proof of Work algorithms? by @Cryptobill
Proof of Work is a kind of algorithm which forces distant network participants, possibly unknown to each other, to prove they have spent a certain amount of time performing a compu...