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Can Blockchain Be Used to Fix Elections?

A recent report indicates that blockchain can't help with voting and decentralized democracy. But is that really true?

Think Twice before Giving That ICO Project Your KYC Data

Many people give their IDs to ICOs without thinking, hunting for that next Bitcoin when invensting in tokens. But is that really smart? What are the implications?

You Probably Don't Need the Blockchain, but You Might Need an...

Many companies desperately try to shove blockchain where it doesn't belong. In this post we'll explain two approaches that we generally recommend teams take

Coinbase Insider Trading: Litecoin Edition

Charlie Lee bought a large amount of LTC, the coin he created by cloning BTC, when he talked his boss at Coinbase into adding it on the platform. Proof.

Wash Trading Bitcoin: How Bitfinex Benefits from Fraudulent Trading

Did you know Bitfinex explicitly allows wash trading? "So what?" you may be thinking. Well, WT allows volume pumping which pump price! Uh oh!

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Developing for Ethereum: Getting Started with Ganache

How to start developing for Ethereum safely and quickly? What is Ganache and how can it help? How do we set up virtual blockchains and connect tools to it?

What's the Difference between Proof of Work (PoW), Proof of Stake (PoS), and Delegated...

PoW, PoS, dPoS, what is all this nonsense? Isn't it all just mining anyway? Read this post to learn the difference between these approaches.

How does the Lightning Network work?

Find out how the Lightning Network works on examples. Can this technology truly help Bitcoin scale past the transaction throughput of Visa?

Peercoin Explained: The Proof of Stake Pioneer

Peercoin is one of the first Proof of Stake cryptocurrencies, avoiding the need for expensive mining rigs and infrastructure centralization. Get to know it!

Your First Ethereum Address: Learning to Use MyEtherWallet

Entering the cryptocurrency space can be daunting. In this piece we'll teach you how to generate your first Ethereum address and how to use MyEtherWallet!

What is MetaMask and How to Send and Receive Ether with it?

Let's explain MetaMask - a browser-based wallet for Ethereum that lets you interact with the Ethereum blockchain and its testnets from the browser!

What's a Bitcoin Node? Mining vs. Validation?

Let's explain the concept of a bitcoin node! What's a validation node? What's a mining node? Why is there even a difference and what does it matter?

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