In 2017, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies first started dominating the mainstream news as each of these assets reached incredible highs. Now, a new trend to come out of the crypto space is creating the same degree of media attention. Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs for short, are turning people into millionaires overnight. But what exactly are NFTs, and why have they become so popular?Read more
While Bitcoin remains king in market dominance and popularity, the slightly lesser-known “altcoin” Ethereum has proven to be a force to reckon with. Ethereum has far broader applications than just a store of value and unit of exchange. It is considered a “world computer” on which several decentralized applications (DApps) can be built.
But as Ethereum gains in popularity, many of its shortcomings are rising to the surface. The most concerning of which is its scalability. Transaction fees — or “gas fees” as they’re called on the blockchain — are notoriously high during congested periods due to all of the DApps using up resources.Read more
When the Internet was created near the end of the 20th century it was hard to imagine what it would evolve into. Today we have a global high-speed communications platform that mega-industries have been built on top of.
Two revolutions happening on the Internet now are digital nomad lifestyles and blockchains. And these two have more in common than you’d think.Read more
Blockchains are revolutionizing the way we conduct business by adding layers of autonomy and trust to networked databases. Underpinning every blockchain is an algorithmic consensus method providing those characteristics. How do consensus methods work, and which are the most widely used today? Continue reading to learn more.
Blockchain is a major disruptor in terms of how the world will conduct business and governance going forward. At this point, it seems that any country without plans to adopt it will be left behind. So which countries have embraced blockchain technology, and what are they doing to foster its growth? Continue reading to learn some of the major national players in blockchain technology, and what their recent history with blockchain has been.
Since the inception of Bitcoin in 2009 and its rise in popularity circa 2017, there has been much confusion as to what the difference between cryptocurrencies and their counterpart, the blockchain, really is. While the two technologies do go hand-in-hand, there are still fundamental differences between them. So what is the difference between cryptocurrencies and blockchains?
As a new entrant into the world of cryptocurrencies, you may have wondered if bitcoin is the only coin you should focus on, or if it is wise to focus on alternative cryptocurrencies known as ‘altcoins’. You may have even come across the terms ‘Maximalist’ or ‘Pluralist’ in reference to the crypto community’s stance on digital currencies. If you aren’t sure what these terms mean, or if you don’t know which school of thought is more valid, then continue reading for a breakdown of each crypto philosophy.