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How to think about savings rates in crypto
Emanuel Coen |
Tue Jun 23 2020

Lending and borrowing cryptocurrencies is becoming an increasingly important sub-sector of the crypto industry, one that may end up shaping how the underlying assets themselves are valued and priced in markets....

What Is A Bitcoin Block Explorer?
Stelios Rammos |
Fri Jun 19 2020

A bitcoin block explorer is a tool that lets you easily lookup your bitcoin transactions in the bitcoin blockchain. It is also sometimes referred to as a blockchain explorer. To get the most out of a block explorer it's a good idea to understand how a bitcoin transaction is structured......

What is the Bitcoin halving and how does it impact bitcoin miners?
Stelios Rammos |
Mon May 11 2020

The Bitcoin halving is a sudden reduction in bitcoin’s issuance rate that occurs approximately every four years. It is called “the halving” because the issuance rate is divided by two. ...

What are Decentralized Exchanges?
Emanuel Coen |
Mon May 11 2020

Decentralized exchanges allow users to swap cryptocurrency assets on-chain without going through an intermediary. In this post we’ll explain the differences between centralized and decentralized exchanges....

A Complete Review Of The Samourai Wallet
Stelios Rammos |
Mon May 11 2020

The wallet offers a very complete set of features to improve your on-chain privacy and to maintain it when transacting with other peers. From Tor/VPN support to Stonewall and Stowaway, we will review each privacy feature in depth in the first section of this article. ...

What are Coinjoins and how do they improve Bitcoin privacy?
Stelios Rammos |
Sat May 09 2020

he concept of Coinjoins was first introduced on BitcoinTalk by George Maxwell in 2013: ‘CoinJoin: Bitcoin privacy for the real world’. They are a special type of bitcoin transactions, which enhance privacy by breaking the common-input-ownership heuristic....

What are crypto cards and which are the best ones right now?
Stelios Rammos |
Sat May 09 2020

Crypto cards are perhaps the best compromise between the old financial system and the new. They bridge the gap between the legacy fiat system and the future of cryptocurrencies....

What is the Lightning Network and how does it make using bitcoin both faster and cheaper?
Stelios Rammos |
Sat May 09 2020

The Lightning Network (LN) is a scalability solution which enables peer-to-peer off-chain transactions by routing payments through a network of payment channels. ...

Bye bye Chrome: Why Brave is the new best browser
Emanuel Coen |
Sat May 09 2020

In 2015, creator of the Javascript programming language Brendan Eich and his cofounder Brian Bondy created the Brave browser, a privacy-first browser that natively blocks trackers and other invasive technologies used online for the sake of tracking user beahviour across websites. ...

What is Decentralized Finance (DeFi)?
Emanuel Coen |
Sat May 09 2020

Decentralized finance is one of the areas in crypto that has received notable traction. At a high level, DeFi aims to re-create the financial system that we use today but in a way that removes the need for intermediaries like banks. ...

What are Smart Contract Wallets?
Emanuel Coen |
Sat May 09 2020

Smart contract wallets hold your assets in a smart contract that exists on the Ethereum Blockchain. Because smart contracts are programmable, it allows for new features that make them safer and easier to use than funds stored on a 'normal' Ethereum account...

How to choose a crypto wallet
Emanuel Coen |
Sat May 09 2020

A crypto wallet is what you need if you want to store and send cryptocurrencies. There are different types of crypto wallets. Being aware of the differences between them is important because they have far reaching implications in terms of security and usability...

The Best Crypto Podcasts in 2020
Emanuel Coen |
Sat May 09 2020

Over the last few years, the surge in popularity of podcasts has been impressive. Even more so in the crypto community. Perhaps because crypto enthusiasts love sharing their knowledge with others or maybe because it's hard to find quality information on crypto through traditional news outlets....

What is the Ethereum Name Service and what is it good for?
Emanuel Coen |
Sat May 09 2020

Before we go into what the Ethereum Naming Service is, it’s probably worth explaining what naming services are in general. In short, a naming service enables identifying an actor in a network system by common names instead of a numerical address....

How to buy DAI?
Emanuel Coen |
Sat May 09 2020

For those who are not sure what DAI is, it’s a decentralized stablecoin whose value is pegged to the US dollar. We often get asked by people how to buy DAI and where to buy it from. We have compiled a comprehensive guide on how to buy DAI....

What is Bitcoin Mining and how does it actually work?
Stelios Rammos |
Sat May 09 2020

Bitcoin mining refers to the security mechanism implemented into the Bitcoin protocol to achieve consensus over the state of the blockchain, in a decentralized way. It is key to understand how that mechanism prevents someone from cheating the system....

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