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What Is “Proof of Authority” in Blockchain Terminology?

What Is “Proof of Authority” in Blockchain Terminology?

You know how bitcoin mining functions. Anybody can download the software and mine blocks, hoping to be the first to solve a complicated mathematical problem and get the coins hidden inside that precious block. But what about altcoins where the supply is more tightly controlled? Who does the mining then? […]

What’s the Deal with Telegram’s ICO?

What’s the Deal with Telegram’s ICO?

Well, that took a turn. In a very short period of time, Telegram has gone from a popular messaging app to a lucrative blockchain investment to a publicly aborted ICO filled with questions. What exactly happened here? The short version is that the company doesn’t need to launch an ICO. […]

Bitcoin Basics: What Is a Tokenless Register?

Bitcoin Basics: What Is a Tokenless Register?

“Blockchain” is on the verge of becoming a meaningless buzzword. Everybody wants to add blockchain to everything, like a hot new vegetable or dish that seemingly turns up on every menu anywhere you eat out. But, much like there’s a valid reason to put kale and bacon in pretty much […]

What Is a Security, and How Does It Relate to Cryptocurrency?

What Is a Security, and How Does It Relate to Cryptocurrency?

The Securities and Exchange Commission has started to take a hard look at cryptocurrencies, sending out what the Wall Street Journal has described as “dozens of subpoenas and information requests” to companies trying to launch initial coin offerings. The agency itself has issued numerous warnings to companies that it might […]

Why Bitcoin Investors Must Understand Intrinsic Value

Why Bitcoin Investors Must Understand Intrinsic Value

While it’s true that libertarians were one of the first groups of people to become interested in bitcoin due to the crypto asset’s usefulness as a form of free-market money, there are also plenty of liberty-minded individuals who still prefer physical gold over its digital cousin. Most of the arguments […]

How to Buy EOS, A Step by Step Guide

How to Buy EOS, A Step by Step Guide

For many potential investors in the altcoin space, there is concern regarding the long-term viability of bitcoin and Ether. Bitcoin has been slow to embrace changes and still has its transaction bottleneck problem, along with extreme price speculation. Ethereum, while fixing some of bitcoin’s more annoying features, still has a […]