Truth in Crypto

Author: Eden Block

A Review of Asynchronous and Semi-Synchronous Blockchains

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Project Designs The previous articles on blockchain design discussed the theoretical implications of design choices and trade-offs in Blockchain projects. The main distinction is made between asynchronous and semi-synchronous networks. Asynchronous networks do not provide any feedback messages to nodes on whether a message has been received or not. To provide readers with a better […]

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Cosmos Review

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Ask the Eden Labs team questions on our Telegram and receive updates, analysis, and research insights. When analyzing a project, the Eden Labs team looks for projects that do something unique or do it much better than its competition. Quality projects should be able to explain complex ideas simplified to their audience. In addition, projects that rely […]

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Insights on Encryption Methods

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Both RSA and ECC encryption methods are asymmetric, meaning that they use two keys — a private and public key —  instead of just one. RSA is based on the principal difficulty of factoring a large number into two prime numbers, whereas ECC is computed through elliptic curves which are symmetric around the x-axis. Below, […]

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EOS Review

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Ask the Eden Labs team questions on our Telegram and receive updates, analysis, and research insights. When analyzing a project, the Eden Labs team looks for projects that do something unique or do it much better than its competition. Quality projects should be able to explain complex ideas simplified to their audience. In addition, projects that rely […]

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Partition Sizes

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Partitions in decentralized networks Introduction Distributed ledger technology connects computers (nodes) throughout a decentralized network. Ideally, this collection of nodes is always cohesive in their vision of the network and in their communication efforts. Networks need effective communication for a variety of reasons. First, communication allows the network to effectively evolve. New transactions come through, […]

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Hash Functions

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Introduction to Hash Functions Instead of using public and private keys for encryption and decryption (as with ECC and RSA), a hash function can be used to secure data. A hash function processes plaintext of any size and creates a unique, fixed-length identifier. In other words, hash functions take the generic text (like this article) and turn […]

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Privacy Coins Comparison Review

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This article is part four of a four-part Eden Labs series on privacy tokens. Ask the Eden Labs team questions on our Telegram and receive updates, analysis, and research insights. Part 1: Zcash Part 2: Monero Part 3: Dash Part 4: Comparison Review The difference between coins and tokens is that coins act as a simple method of value […]

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Design Trade-Offs

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The design of blockchain networks is guided by several tradeoffs. Overall, any blockchain will be able to achieve, at most, two of the following: Decentralisation, Security, or Scalability. However, the design of blockchains can be divided into further trade-offs to enhance different aspects of its functionality. The additional trade-offs blockchains face are outlined in the […]

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Privacy Tokens, Part Three: Dash

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This article is part three of a four-part Eden Labs series on privacy tokens. Ask the Eden Labs team questions on our Telegram and receive updates, analysis, and research insights. Part 1: Zcash Part 2: Monero Part 3: Dash Part 4: Comparison Review When analyzing a project, the Eden Labs team looks for projects that do something unique […]

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Privacy Tokens, Part 2: Monero

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This article is part two of a four-part Eden Labs series on privacy tokens. Ask the Eden Labs team questions on our Telegram and receive updates, analysis, and research insights. Part 1: Zcash Part 2: Monero Part 3: Dash Part 4: Comparison Review   Summary Monero (XMR) is a DLT project lauded as the world’s most privacy-centric coin. […]

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