How to Accept Bitcoin Payments and Stop Worrying

How to Accept Bitcoin Payemnts
Born in the wake of the last financial crisis almost a decade ago, Bitcoin, marked the beginning of a new financial era. In about a decade, Bitcoin has made a presence in the global economy as an asset class of itself and giving birth to a whole new decentralized finance…

Top 7 profitable mining pools for beginners

Top 7 most profitable mining pools for beginners
Why is it better mining in a pool rather than individually? The answer is simple — when mining on a pool, your income will be more stable, because you will receive a certain part of the rewards of the entire mining pool. There are many pools, and if you are…

SNARKs and STARKs – Understanding the Difference

SNARKs and STARKs
Zero-knowledge proofs are revolutionising blockchain. The two major standards SNARKs and STARKs are competing with each other, offering diverse scaling possibilities. However, everything comes at a price.  Zero-knowledge proofs, explained in detail in my previous publication, may eliminate the infamous blockchain scalability problem once and for all. Their properties allow…

Agreeable Smart Contracts

smart contract
Who decides whether to terminate a smart contract? Who decides whether a smart contract should change state? The answer, of course, is that who decides these things is encoded into the smart contract itself, and it will be different for different contracts. For example, it may be only the smart…

Zero-Knowledge Proofs Explained

zero knowledge proofs
With several ZK-based projects announcing their milestones, it looks like we may finally be on the verge of a real blockchain revolution. It’s common knowledge that blockchains don’t scale. As much as we’d love to see them used massively, it’s impossible for now due to their technical limitations. We first…

Crypto Price and Fake Trading Volume

Crypto prices
Wash trading and similar practices still run rampant. Don’t trust trading volume without using the right tools to verify it.  Coin Metrics is doing our industry a much needed service. Two days ago, the Boston-based crypto data provider announced their new tool for tracking the fake vs. real trading volumes…