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What Is a Replay Attack and How Does It Affect Bitcoin Users?

What Is a Replay Attack and How Does It Affect Bitcoin Users?

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Concerns about replay attacks grow with every eminent hard fork. But what is a replay attack and how does it affect Bitcoin users? As blockchain...
Is Quantum Computing a Threat to Bitcoin?

Is Quantum Computing a Threat to Bitcoin?

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There is a lot of speculation when it comes to the future of Bitcoin, blockchain technology, and cryptocurrencies, in general. Particularly, as more and...
bitcoin's blockchain merkle tree

What is a Merkle Tree and How Does It Help Organize Data On The...

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Integral to the blockchain concept is another concept that dates back to 1979: the Merkle tree, named after computer scientist Ralph Merkle. Central to how...
Understanding Token Sales and Initial Coin Offerings ICOs

Understanding Token Sales and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) – Part 1

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Let’s begin with a disclaimer. What you read here is not investment advice. Instead, use this article as backdrop for your own research and...

Understanding Token Sales and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) – Part 2

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An initial coin offering is a hybrid between initial public offerings (IPOs) and crowdfunding. While IPOs have been around since the 17th century when the Dutch East India Company issued shares to the public to raise capital, the crowdfunding phenomenon exploded when the internet started in the late 1990s.
5 Bitcoin Core Alternatives That Don’t Fork the Blockchain

5 Bitcoin Core Alternatives That Don’t Fork the Blockchain

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Did you know you can run a node on the Bitcoin network without using the Bitcoin Core software? And that you can do so...

Popular Blockchain Consensus Mechanisms and How They Work

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In centralized systems, an administrator manages the database and decides what files to store and how to update them. The administrator can delegate this...
Gold and brass bitcoins

Top 3 Bitcoin Scandals

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Although it is true that Bitcoin is one of the most innovative inventions of the 21st century with potentials to revolutionize financial systems all...
bitcoin and a fork symbolising blockchain fork

A Simple Guide to Blockchain Forks

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As the adoption of blockchain grows, so does the need to understand the lexicon around it. A fork is a common blockchain technical term...

How to Decide What Size Bitcoin Transaction Fee to Attach

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The choice to attach a small fee for miners every time you send bitcoins is slowly going from voluntary to mandatory. Miners are already...