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What Does “Trustless” Mean?
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What Does “Trustless” Mean?

You might not often think about the system that underlies how you spend money. If you do think about it, in every transaction, there is a middleman you trust. You swipe a card, and the card processor handles the transaction, protecting both you and the merchant against fraud. You write […]

What Is a Bitcoin Mining Pool?
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What Is a Bitcoin Mining Pool?

Imagine, for a moment, you have been hired to destroy a shed and haul off the debris. You could strike out on your own with a sledgehammer and a crowbar, drag all that wood into the back of a truck, and drive it to the dump. Wouldn’t it be more […]

What Is a Dapp?
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What Is a Dapp?

In altcoin jargon, you may have heard or read about a “Dapp.” Short for “decentralized app,” it sounds more intimidating than it actually is. Decentralized apps are open-source, autonomous apps that live on blockchains. To understand decentralized apps, let’s start with the example of a “centralized” app. You’re using one, […]

What Is a Bitcoin Node and What Purpose Does It Serve?
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What Is a Bitcoin Node and What Purpose Does It Serve?

A bitcoin node maintains the blockchain and helps ensure transactions are swift and coins are mined. To understand a bitcoin node, think of the difference between a car radio and a citizen’s band radio. With a car radio, you can only receive signals, hearing about accidents and traffic reports before […]

What Is a Multisignature (Multisig) Address?
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What Is a Multisignature (Multisig) Address?

Multisignature addresses are basically permission slips to make digital currency transactions and they help protect against fraud. To understand multisignature addresses, the best analogy is the signatures needed for a business check. You know how, if a business plans to write a check for a large amount of money, the […]

What’s the Average Salary at Coinbase?
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What’s the Average Salary at Coinbase?

The creation of digital currencies has led to a number of business opportunities cropping up in the job market, many of which were unheard of less than a decade ago. There are also a substantial number of new startups dedicated to the cryptocurrency space that have emerged in the last […]

Blockchain Salaries: How Much Do Blockchain Professionals Earn?
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Blockchain Salaries: How Much Do Blockchain Professionals Earn?

The technology that underpins bitcoin and other altcoins is experiencing a surge in public interest. Bitcoin’s underlying technology, called the blockchain, is a digital ledger that features certain characteristics that are essential for digital currencies to work. However, these same features, such as immutability and decentralization, also make the blockchain […]

How to Buy Bitcoin with PayPal
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How to Buy Bitcoin with PayPal

The world of New Finance is seemingly filled with contradictions. For instance, you would think that bitcoin, which is currently disrupting and redefining the commodities market, would be a perfect fit with Paypal, which did the same with electronic payments. The sad truth, however, is that this is not the […]

How to Buy Bitcoin with a Credit Card
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How to Buy Bitcoin with a Credit Card

There was once a time when buying bitcoin with a credit card was difficult. During bitcoin’s early years, the digital coin’s unintended affiliation with the criminal element made banks less than enthusiastic about associating with bitcoin companies. It was not unheard of for bank accounts that received or made deposits […]