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TenX: Spendable Cryptocurrency

TenX: Spendable Cryptocurrency  TenX is a cryptocurrency payment platform that consists of a digital wallet and physical bank card. A bank card allows the holder...
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Paper Wallets Explained

Paper Wallets Explained Even for people who understand a great deal about bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general, storage can be a complicated concept. It usually...
Multisignature Technology Explained

Multisignature Technology Explained

Multisignature Technology Explained Standard transactions on cryptocurrency networks can be called single-signature transactions, because they require only one digital signature for funds to be transferred....
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4 Cryptocurrency Resources That you Need to Know

Cryptocurrency Resources Learning about cryptocurrency and blockchain technology is an ongoing thing; you never really stop learning. And so, here is a short list of...

Merkle Tree & Merkle Root Explained

Merkle Tree & Merkle Root Explained A Merkle tree, or binary hash tree, involves taking large amounts data and making it more manageable to process....
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Beginner’s Introduction to Lisk

  What is Lisk? A fork of the Crypti project, Lisk (LSK) is a blockchain platform that allows developers to create their own decentralized blockchain applications...
Ethereum Classic Explained

Ethereum Classic Explained

Ethereum Classic Explained  Ethereum Classic is a public, decentralized platform that operates on smart contract functionality. It came into existence following the hack of the...
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Tether Explained

Tether Explained Given the recent speculation that has surrounded Tether, I thought it would be appropriate take a detailed look at what exactly Tether is,...

Why the Confido Scam Is Good for Crypto

Why the Confido Scam Is Good for Crypto For those that do not know, Confido was an ICO project that worked by using smart contracts...

Bitcoin is Silently Losing the War to Privacy Coins

The War Against Privacy Coins Privacy and fungibility have always been an under-the-surface issue for Bitcoin. There have always been far more serious issues that...
Cryptocurrency Spotlight: Zcash

Cryptocurrency Spotlight: Zcash

Cryptocurrency Spotlight: Zcash Founded by Zooko Wilcox, Zcash is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency that allows for private transactions to occur on its blockchain. Like Bitcoin, Zcash...
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An Opinion Piece: Bitcoin Cash

Bisola Asolo is a Co-Founder and writer at Mycryptopedia. His views do not necessarily represent the views of Mycryptopedia as an organisation. In this opinion...
Crypto Mining Scripts

Crypto Mining Scripts

Crypto Mining Scripts A crypto mining script is a function that is placed on a website, and makes use of a website visitor’s central processing...
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Qtum Explained

What is Qtum? Qtum is a Singaporean based, open-source project that combines Bitcoin’s Unspent Transaction Output (UTXO) model with the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). The...
Cryptocurrency Spotlight: STEEM

Cryptocurrency Spotlight: STEEM

What Is STEEM? Created by Ned Scott and Dan Larimer, STEEM is a cryptocurrency that is used to power Steemit, an incentivized blockchain based social...
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Breakdown: SegWit2X

SegWit2X With the upcoming hard fork of Bitcoin to its SegWit2X counterpart, there are two distinct differences between the fork (SegWit2X), and Bitcoin. These two...
New York Agreement

Scaling Bitcoin: The New York Agreement Explained

Scaling Bitcoin: The New York Agreement Explained The New York Agreement is a scaling agreement that was brokered by Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group, and...
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Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPoS) Explained

Delegated Proof-of-Stake Invented by Daniel Larimer, Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPoS) is an alternative consensus mechanism that requires coin holders to vote for “delegates”, who are then...
Sharding: The Solution to Ethereum's Scalability Problem?

Sharding: The Solution to Ethereum’s Scalability Problem?

Sharding: The Solution to Ethereum's Scalability Problem? There really is no questioning the innovative nature of the Ethereum blockchain. Its smart contracts functionality has facilitated...
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Replay Attacks and How They Can Affect You

Replay Attacks The issue of replay attacks typically increase in importance when a hard fork is imminent. This is because in the event of a...
Ethereum's ERC20 Token Standard

Ethereum’s ERC20 Token Standard

Ethereum's ERC20 Token Standard  The Ethereum blockchain distinguishes itself from other blockchains with its innovative decentralized application (DApp) functionality. Using tokens, developers can build and...
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Block Size Explained

Block Size Explained This article will take a comprehensive look into what exactly the block size is, the issues that arise as the block size...
Orphan, Uncle & Genesis Blocks Explained

Orphan, Uncle & Genesis Blocks Explained

Orphan, Uncle & Genesis Blocks There are many different types of blocks in the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology space, but few people actually understand what...
Altcoins Explained

Altcoins Breakdown: Bitcoin’s Contenders

Altcoins The first thing that people normally hear about when they learn about cryptocurrency is Bitcoin. As they become more involved in the space, they...
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Everything You Need to Know About Stealth Addresses

 Stealth Addresses Stealth addresses is a method by which additional security can be granted to user of a cryptocurrency. For example, if Alice wanted to...
A Look At Decentralized Exchanges

Decentralized Exchanges Vs. Centralized Exchanges

Decentralization is the very process of distributing decision making powers from central authority. One of the more attractive features of cryptocurrency is that it...
51 Percent Attack

51 Percent Attack Explained

A 51 percent attack refers to an individual miner, or group of miners controlling more than 50% of a network’s mining hash rate or...
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The Blockchain Solution to DDoS Attacks

This article will be exploring the blockchain solution to DDoS attacks. It will delve into what exactly DDoS attacks are, and why they are...
NEM

Cryptocurrency Spotlight: NEM

Founded by the pseudonymous individual or group known as 'UtopianFuture', NEM (New Economic Movement) is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency and blockchain platform. The NEM source...
A Look At Hardware Wallets

A Look At Hardware Wallets

A hardware wallet is a physical electronic device that is designed to protect an individual’s cryptocurrency funds by securing their private keys. The idea...
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Breakdown: Mining Pools

Mining pools consist of a collection of miners who have pooled their resources together in-order to mine a cryptocurrency. As the mining difficulty of...
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IOTA Explained

What is IOTA? IOTA is an open-source distributed ledger that aims to usher in the age of the machine economy, by serving as the foundation...
The NEO Cryptocurrency

The NEO Cryptocurrency

Founded by Da Hongfei, NEO is China’s first open source blockchain that uses blockchain technology to produce a smart contracts ecosystem. Like Ethereum, the...
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What Are Atomic Swaps?

Atomic Swaps Atomic swaps of coins, or atomic cross-chain trading, is the exchange of one cryptocurrency to another cryptocurrency without the need to trust a...
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What Is A Satoshi (Unit)?

A satoshi is the smallest unit of Bitcoin that can be transacted on the blockchain. A satoshi represents one hundred millionth of a bitcoin...
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Proof of Work & Proof of Stake Explained

Proof of Work Proof-of-work (PoW) is a requirement that must be performed by a miner in order to add a block to the blockchain. PoW...
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What Is a Whitepaper?

In the cryptocurrency space, a whitepaper is a document presented by a start-up with the intention of informing and encouraging investors to participate in...
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What Is A Smart Contract?

A smart contract is a self-executing contract that is designed to enforce the terms of an agreement created between two parties. Terms of the...
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What is a DApp?

Typically associated with the Ethereum project, a decentralized application, or DApp, is an application that runs on a peer-to-peer network of computers, as opposed...
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Public Key & Private Key Explained

Public Key A public key is a long string of unique alphanumerical characters that enables a user to receive cryptocurrency funds into their account. Because...
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What is Segregated Witness?

Segregated Witness, or SegWit, is a soft fork method that can be used to increase the capacity of the blockchain by removing signature data...
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Hard Fork & Soft Fork Explained

Hard Fork A hard fork is a permanent divergence from the previous version of a blockchain; a new set of consensus rules are introduced into...
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What Is SHA-256 And How Is It Related to Bitcoin?

SHA-256 is a cryptographic hash function that takes an input of a random size and produces an output of a fixed size. Hash functions...
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What Is Blockchain Technology?

Blockchain A blockchain is a public ledger of all cryptocurrency transactions. Each group of transactions are referred to as a block, with each block then...
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What Affects The Price of Cryptocurrencies?

The price of cryptocurrencies, like any other asset class, are driven by a multitude of factors. Here is a non-exhaustive list of factors that...
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How Do You Store Cryptocurrency?

There are numerous ways to store cryptocurrencies, each have their own advantages and disadvantages. This article will outline some of the options available to...
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What Is A Cryptocurrency Exchange?

A cryptocurrency exchange is an online platform that allows users to buy, sell or transfer these digital coins. Cryptocurrency exchanges operate as intermediary, matching...
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What Is A Cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency is a digital currency that functions as a medium of exchange, utilizing the process of cryptography enables users to transact securely using these...
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What Is Cryptocurrency Mining?

Cryptocurrency mining is a process by which new coins are introduced into the existing circulating supply, as well as a process used to secure...
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What Is An Initial Coin Offering (ICO)?

An initial coin offering (ICO) is a means by which a start-up can raise capital by selling cryptocurrency inherent to their project in exchange for...