IOTA: Promising or Polarizing?

The Internet of Things IoT stands for “The Internet of Things” and entails everything that is connected to the internet, but more broadly, it also signifies the communication between devices or machine-to-machine interaction. Early Iterations Ever since the industrial revolution, humans have largely reduced dependencies on labor-intensive modes of production by the use of machines... Continue Reading →

Airdrops and Bounties: Essential Tools for Traction

When it comes to crypto and blockchain firms, potential users will often come across two very significant terms, namely, “Airdrop” and “Bounty”. Airdrops and bounties are growth tactics used by firms (specifically by crypto and blockchain firms, pre and post-ICOs) to tap into community-generated traction. Traditionally, the word “Airdrop” corresponds to actual airdrops that were... Continue Reading →

Tether: The least transparent or customer-centric Stablecoin

Stablecoins Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency set the stage for massive disruption in banking and finance by providing an efficient and improved payments system which is said to be secure, transparent and fast with decentralization being the forefront - the absence of middlemen or regulatory authorities in the network. However, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are digital... Continue Reading →

Everything you need to know about Crypto-cards [Updated, May 2019]

When humans first started settling and storing grain, the aspect of exchanging value became a prominent feature between societies, empires and civilizations. The first means of exchange happened through the barter system, where people exchanged commodities for commodities. Over time, however, it was apparent that exchanging commodities in large quantities was cumbersome and dangerous. Money... Continue Reading →

Coins vs Tokens | More than just Terminology

There was a time when Bitcoin was the only cryptocurrency existed and for a long time, it was all that anyone cared about. Doing any cryptocurrency transactions meant that you were dealing with bitcoins and everything was very clear cut and easy to understand. But as cryptocurrency and blockchain technology continued to evolve and grow,... Continue Reading →

Hardware Wallets and Attack Surface

People who own cryptocurrencies have the option to store their coins either in hot wallets or online wallets which are always connected to the internet or in cold wallets which are hardware devices not connected to the internet. Hot wallets have a reputation of being subject to hacks and theft because of their perpetual connection... Continue Reading →

The Value of Proof-of-Work

A Proof-of-Work or PoW is a consensus algorithm in a blockchain network which is used to confirm transactions and produce new blocks to the chain. Users on the network send each other digital tokens where the decentralized ledger consolidates all the transactions into blocks. Confirming transactions and arranging blocks is a responsibility borne by special... Continue Reading →

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