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Blockchain writer, web developer, and content creator. An avid supporter of the decentralized Internet and the future development of cryptocurrency platforms.


What is DeFi? Decentralized Finance

What is DeFi? Understanding The Decentralized Finance Landscape

Decentralized finance (DeFi) has been making waves over the last several months following the surge in platforms and products offering DeFi services....

/ October 24, 2019 / 2 Comments
Censorship

Online Censorship Problems & The Promise of Decentralized Content Distribution

The Internet’s innate resilience to centralized information monopolies became evident in the mid-to-late 2000s as the failure of the merged conglomerate TimeWarner...

/ October 3, 2019 / 0 Comments
Staking as a Service

What is Staking as a Service? Complete Guide

Coinbase’s recent foray into ‘Staking as a Service’ via their Coinbase Custody arm grabbed headlines across the cryptocurrency landscape last month. Representative...

/ October 2, 2019 / 0 Comments
Network Layer Privacy Cryptocurrency

Integrating Network-Layer Privacy Protections With Cryptocurrencies

Some of the emerging methods for deanonymizing users of cryptocurrencies stem from mapping network traffic to unveil IP addresses and making connections...

/ September 27, 2019 / 1 Comment
Cosmos

Beginner’s Guide to Cosmos: The Tendermint-Based Blockchain Ecosystem

Cosmos is an upcoming modular framework and Tendermint-based blockchain platform designed as an ecosystem for application-specific blockchains to plug into. Cosmos is...

/ September 27, 2019 / 0 Comments
Cryptographic Signatures

What are Cryptographic Signatures? Complete Beginner’s Guide

Cryptographic signature schemes are a fundamental component of cryptocurrency networks that verify the integrity and non-repudiation of transaction messages across the network....

/ September 25, 2019 / 0 Comments
What is an STO?

What is an STO? A Complete Guide to Security Token Offerings

The meteoric rise of ICOs throughout 2017 and early 2018 was unprecedented and brought about an entirely new method for raising enormous...

/ September 25, 2019 / 0 Comments
Ethereum Guide

What is Ethereum? Beginner’s Guide to This Decentralized Computing Platform

Bitcoin is the legacy, original cryptocurrency that launched an entire industry of innovation predicated on blockchain technology and its accompanying field of...

/ September 25, 2019 / 1 Comment
Maker DAI Guide

How to Take Out A Loan With Maker Dai: Complete Guide

MakerDAO has gained widespread recognition over the last several months due in large part to the success and prevalence of its stablecoin --...

/ September 24, 2019 / 0 Comments
What are Bitcoin Futures?

What Are Bitcoin Futures? Complete Beginner’s Guide

As speculation of regulatory guidelines and institutional investment in cryptocurrencies continues to unfold, keeping up with all of the developments can be...

/ September 24, 2019 / 0 Comments