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Shoud I participate in an ICO? What should I look out for?
ICOs are crowdfunding events where a startup raises funds by emitting cryptocurrency coins or tokens. Investors become anonymous partners in the startup by buying tokens while bett...

Understand the challenges of decentralized databases (e.g. the Bitcoin ledger)
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?
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 is network difficulty?
It is intuitive to most cryptocurrency miners that when more people join the mining operation, less reward is paid to each participating miner. It seems logical that it should w...

What is a nonce? Why are nonces important in mining?
A nonce is a number that is only used once. Hence its name is a portmanteau of number-used-once. Why is this kind of concept useful in cryptocurrencies' mining? Because nonces allo...

What are CryptoDepository Receipts?
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...

Understand cryptocurrency and ICO bounties
If you follow interesting cryptocurrency projects on forums and social media then you've likely seen the term "bounty" appear every now and then. What is this bounty they refer to ...

Understand the Basics of Trading Cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrencies can be traded in many different ways which, in the end, aren't very different from the stock, option and derivative markets. The same models used in centralized st...

Understand how decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges work
Decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges are true P2P systems where investors can trade cryptos directly with their counterparts, without a centralized middleman. To better unders...

Six myths about Bitcoin that should be ignored
by Moris Beracha - With the entire distortion field surrounding Bitcoin, it is hard to see all the arguments in favor of the crypto currency. However, we should consider that the ...