What Is CBDC In Crypto?

The cryptocurrency trading revolution exploded more than ten years ago and led to an almost unprecedented economic and financial earthquake. As a result, people are learning to change their approach to payment and investment systems, pushing up the price of many cryptocurrencies. Such a rapid change has not gone unnoticed on the boards of the world's major central banks. In fact, in an increasing number of countries, central banks are working on launching centralized digital currencies, known as CBDC. This…

The Story Of Bitcoin And Ethereum’s Reversed Blockchains

Decentralization is the primary selling point of the three worlds of Bitcoin, crypto, and the web. There are several reasons for this. Some are related to the increased transactional efficiency that decentralization can provide. Others are related to creating permissionless, censorship-resistant digital networks. The most important is that decentralization weakens any single-point-of-failure, hence bolstering network security. This not only keeps a network as close to unbiased and ‘neutral’ as possible but almost guarantees its immutability. Yet the crypto world hasn’t…

Keeping Consensus: Explaining Ethereum’s Difficulty Bomb

Ethereum’s difficulty bomb is a tool for maintaining network consensus between all classes of participants. This is a challenging task for Ethereum compared to Bitcoin, which performs frequent backwards-incompatible hard-forks. The most significant of these – Ethereum 2.0 – is yet to come. When it does, the difficulty bomb will be crucial in ensuring the community’s smooth transition to the new protocol. Review: Ethereum 2.0 and Proof Of Stake To understand the necessity of the bomb, we must review some…

What Are the US SEC Cryptocurrency Regulations?

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (or, simply, SEC) regulates the financial security market at a federal level. Among the many topics that have caught the interest of the SEC, one cannot forget to mention the crypto and blockchain markets. The existing SEC crypto regulations target several common aspects of this new industry, which is why no investor can allow ignoring these regulations. Therefore, while the world waits for a global policy on the sector, our article will deal with…

SAFT Agreements – What Are They and How Do They Work

There exist many ways to invest in the crypto market, and while some may appear straightforward, a few alternatives are purposely designed to attract professional investors. One may mention the so-called Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (or SAFTs) among the latter category. By joining a SAFT, investors can put their money into a crypto start-up, converting a stake into future equity. This article will review the topic, and we remind you to keep in mind that investing is a risky…

What is a Smart Contract Audit?

Blockchain technology is one of the groundbreaking inventions of our time. Its open-source and highly secure features have allowed an explosion of DeFi applications and crypto projects. However, while blockchain is almost impenetrable, its applications are not. Most blockchain-based protocols function on intelligent contracts, prone to vulnerabilities and code errors. It only takes one hacker attack to destroy several months' worth of development and the project's reputation forever. Fortunately, any project can prevent this catastrophe with an external smart contract…

Top 10 Blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) companies to watch in 2022

Blockchain technology is rapidly changing how many interact with the business world. However, few people and companies still understand its great future potential like any recent invention. To support companies of various sizes to understand and use a blockchain system, we have seen the proliferation of specialized consulting firms. This sector is known as BaaS (Blockchain-as-a-service), and it promises to be one of the fastest-growing markets in the coming years. This article will briefly analyze the BaaS sector and mention…

These Women-Led Crypto Projects Are Driving the Blockchain Industry

Blockchain and digital money have become another front in the development of the financial industry. Historically, this sector has been men's playground. However, an emerging trend of successful businesswomen has entered the fray. Today, we look closer at the women-led crypto projects ushering in a new financial and blockchain technology era. Lightning Labs The prime supporter and CEO of Lightning Labs, Elizabeth Stark, is a teacher at Yale University and a business person. She saw a chance to develop blockchain…

What Is An ICO (Initial Coin Offering)?

An initial coin offering – or “ICO” – is a new fundraising method unique to the crypto industry. It is a digital asset-based variant of Initial Public Offerings, or “IPOs”. However, the company rewards investors with a unique cryptocurrency or token rather than raising funds through publicly selling shares. This article will explain how ICOs work and address some pros and cons of the funding model. It will also cover how one starts his own ICO project while examining past…

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