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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…

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…

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…

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…

The 3 Challenges that Digix Overcomes to Digitize Gold

Digital Gold
Digitization is transformational Digital transformation is disrupting the business model of every organization. It is  enabling companies to scale to greater heights, maximize growth opportunities and build new, efficient business models. 70% of digital transformation failed due to common pitfalls…

Buidler, Waffle & Ethers

Buidler, Waffle & Ethers
Lately, at Balancer we’ve moved from the Truffle development environment to using Buidler, Waffle, and Ethers. The main benefit is being able to use console.log in Solidity during debugging — it’s amazing how much of a difference this makes and for this…

RoundlyX Review – Bitcoin Dollar-Cost Averaging

RoundlyX-review
RoundlyX takes your everyday purchases, rounds them up to the nearest dollar, and invests that spare change into Bitcoin and other digital assets of your choosing. Dollar-cost averaging into Bitcoin and other digital assets used to be difficult. One had…