Deep dive into Algorand, part 1: Algorand’s consensus mechanism

On April 16, Algorand announced the launch of its first public testnet. Algorand is a much anticipated blockchain whose main architect is MIT professor...

Deep Dive into Algorand Part 2: Potential weaknesses of Algorand

In the previous article, we looked into the key purported innovation of the Algorand project, namely, its pure proof-of-stake consensus mechanism. Based on a...

How useful have Bitcoin and other cryptos been in Venezuela?

Most people who have heard about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies associate them with anything but humanitarian relief, yet, that is exactly what...

Can Polkadot’s on-chain governance be a major issue for DApps?

Polkadot is a promising and highly innovative project by Parity Technologies aiming at creating a framework for interoperable blockchains. As Parity is...

The ProgPOW vote and the feasibility of voting-based blockchain governance

While it appears that the majority of the Etrereum community has not been paying too much attention to the issue, the vocal...

Security tokens: neither an immediate bonanza, nor a fluke

With the stagnation, if not an outright crash of the ICO market in 2018, the focus of hype in the blockchain space...

Crypto may already be benefiting the poorer countries the most

One of the central and deeply counter-intuitive facts about innovation has been, that, despite benefiting almost everyone (especially over the long stretches...

Loom brings staking to the second layer and what does it mean for scalability?

Yesterday, Loom Network, a project aimed at providing layer 2 scaling solutions for Ethereum-based applications, especially games, has enabled staking on its...

An interview with Pyrofex’s CEO Nash Foster

Two weeks ago, we wrote an article about Pyrofex’s claim that they found a serious vulnerability in the design of the Casper...

Aragon to try to run its OS on Polkadot

The team behind Aragon, a longstanding project on Ethereum aiming at creating the infrastructure (operating system) for an ecosystem of decentralized organizations,...
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