Category: Getting Started

2018: What did you think was going to happen?

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D.M. Brooks

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After trading sideways since late summer/fall, BTC made its long awaited move. Unfortunately, it did not move where we were hoping.  When an asset trades sideways, it indicates a big move coming.  This led many who had been beat up during 2018 to hope for positive movement. Positive thinking can only get us so far. […]

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The Future of Virtual Assets: Introducing the Fractional NFT

We now live in a world where the most valuable assets are no longer physical. While virtual assets have been in existence for years it’s only recently that these digital goods have emerged as a new asset class. Now with the combination of blockchain technology virtual assets have the opportunity to no longer be limited […]

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Quantum Computing and Blockchain

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Eden Block

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Except for “Artificial Intelligence,” there may be no more sensationalized term today than “Quantum Computing.” Quantum computing, proponents say, will transform the world we know today, enabling us to solve previously unsolvable problems, and rendering most modern-day encryption schemes irrelevant in the process. Regardless of the speculative impacts, how soon we achieve quantum computing is […]

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ICO Mergers: A Market for Lemons

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Avi F.

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The original version of this article appeared in my daily newsletter, CryptoAM, where I provide market updates, new analysis and my general thoughts on crypto. One thing that’s always fascinated me about crypto are the massive fundraises for similar products. We’ve seen plenty of cryptocurrencies launched that focus on identification, supply chain, payments, credit cards, etc. The […]

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What Information Investors Should Seek To See In A Whitepaper?

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Rakiza

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I have been reading ICO Whitepapers in order to acquaint myself with them. So far I have read 7 whitepapers. I would say, if I am an investor I would invest only in one project because their paper was written in a professional manner. It contains all the elements that I would like to see […]

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A Review of Asynchronous and Semi-Synchronous Blockchains

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Eden Block

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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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WTF? Is a Blockchain

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Thant11

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In the first article for this education series we took a look at what a cryptocurrency is at its core. With this second article we’re looking to expand into the technical side of a cryptocurrency and take a look at the blockchain.   A Blockchain Definition Let’s start out with a definition: the blockchain is […]

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How to Choose The Best Cryptoasset To Invest In [The Ultimate Guide]

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Rakiza

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How to Choose The Best Cryptoasset To Invest In [The Ultimate Guide] Cryptoassets, like the Phoenix in the ancient Arabian or Greek methodologies, resurrect in a cyclical manner after each market’s setback stronger, brighter and more promising than before. However, before we get allured by the glory of cryptoassets we need to dig deeper into […]

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Insights on Encryption Methods

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Eden Block

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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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Bear Market Musings

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D.M. Brooks

The Bear market can be brutal Remember how exuberant we all were at the end of 2017 about crypto?  Remember the general sentiment about how 2018 was going to melt everyone’s face off? We all dreamed of rocketing to the moon in our crypto-powered Lambos. Oops. Yeah, 2018 has been that kind of year.  Rough, […]

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