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 With the SEC decision on the third Bitcoin ETF likely just four weeks away. Right now, there is no better…

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Category: Cryptocyclopedia

Is Bettergram Really Better? A Deep Dive into Telegram’s Crypto-Specific “Hard Fork”

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Cryptocyclopedia, Platform, Tech

Is Bettergram Really Better? A Deep Dive into Telegram’s Crypto-Specific “Hard Fork”

While Reddit and BitcoinTalk have historically been the two major platforms for cryptocurrency-related discussion, that has changed almost entirely in the past few years. Chat applications such as Slack and Discord are increasing in popularity due to their ease of use and wide availability. Of all the platforms, however, Telegram has turned out to be the de facto choice for…

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What Is Sharding?

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Ethereum, Tech

What Is Sharding?

Sharding is a concept in database design, and as implied by its name, sharding involves creating smaller parts from a larger one. In the context of databases, sharding results in the creation of smaller partitions in the ledger. These partitions are thus referred to as shards. It is important to note that in sharding, the partitioning is done horizontally as…

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Ethereum’s Walled Garden: Flowertokens and Terra0

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, News, Tech

Ethereum’s Walled Garden: Flowertokens and Terra0

Terra0 cofounders Paul Seidler and Paul Kolling never planned on tokenizing Dahlia’s, but after meeting at Berlin’s Universität der Künste (UDK), they found common inspiration in digitizing real world commodities. At first, the implications of an economically self-sustaining forest may be far-fetched, but their first experiment, Flowerokens, gives us a glimpse into an intriguing potential future. Terra0’s Roots Seidler and…

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Vitalik Buterin’s Seven Deadly Crypto Sins: Account Security

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Crime, Cryptocyclopedia, Ethereum

Vitalik Buterin’s Seven Deadly Crypto Sins: Account Security

In the following series, BTCManager will be walking through, in detail, seven questions posed by the co-creator of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin. These seven questions are some of the most relevant features of this booming ecosystem. From security, as in this week’s installment, to governance and everything in between. The series was inspired by a discussion between Buterin and a WeChat…

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Incentives: Tokens, Privileges, Rewards, and Penalties in Cryptoeconomics

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Mining

Incentives: Tokens, Privileges, Rewards, and Penalties in Cryptoeconomics

Cryptoeconomics refers to the use of cryptography in order to create economic systems. This fairly new branch of economics came into existence following Satoshi Nakamoto’s creation of Bitcoin in 2009. Following the creation of a large number of altcoins, cryptoeconomics is now the backbone of an industry that possesses significant value. Cryptoeconomics utilizes cryptography to prove or ascertain the properties…

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Plasma and Plasma Cash: The Future of Scaling and Security

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Cryptocyclopedia, Development, News

Plasma and Plasma Cash: The Future of Scaling and Security

In March of 2018 Vitalik Buterin introduced Plasma and Plasma Cash as a solution to some of the largest difficulties facing blockchain technology Scaling, security, and verification have long plagued the emerging field of blockchain technology and cast doubt into the minds of potential investors. In 2017, document describing the upgrade came online entitled Plasma: Scalable Autonomous Smart Contracts, written…

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To Decentralize or not: What Can Bitcoin Learn from Napster and BitTorrent?

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, Cryptocyclopedia

To Decentralize or not: What Can Bitcoin Learn from Napster and BitTorrent?

Over the past decade, the term “decentralization” has gone from relative obscurity to immense popularity. New technological endeavors, especially those that claim to have anything to do with blockchain technology, usually advertise decentralization as a critical selling point. Ultimately though, the vast majority of ordinary folk neither understand what it means nor has any express inclination to understand its implications….

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Sparkswap Promises to Combine Centralized and Decentralized Exchange Functionality

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Exchange, Guides, News

Sparkswap Promises to Combine Centralized and Decentralized Exchange Functionality

Litecoin creator Charlie Lee is a hard man to please, so when he endorses a crypto project, people generally sit up and take note. On August 2, 2018, he retweeted a tweet announcing the launch of Sparkswap, a revolutionary new method of trading crypto across blockchains with all the speed advantages of a centralized exchange, but without any of the…

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Trade Code: Writing your first Ethereum Smart Contract

Category: Cryptocyclopedia, Development, Ethereum, Guides

Trade Code: Writing your first Ethereum Smart Contract

This guide will help developers and enthusiasts write and deploy their first smart contract. Coding skills will be helpful but are not mandatory for merely following the guide. Also check out the previous post of this series: Trade Code: How to Determine Ethereum Arbitrage Opportunities Using Command Line On Cloud. Smart Contracts and their Beginnings Before diving into the first…

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Vitalik Buterin’s Seven Deadly Crypto Sins: Large Scale Applications

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, Cryptocyclopedia, Development, Ethereum

Vitalik Buterin’s Seven Deadly Crypto Sins: Large Scale Applications

In the following series, BTCManager will be walking through, in detail, seven questions posed by the co-creator of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin. These seven questions are some of the most relevant features of this booming ecosystem. From usability, as in this week’s installment, to governance and everything in between. The series was inspired by a discussion between Buterin and a WeChat…

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