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Byzantine Fault Tolerance in Blockchain: A Closer Look

The field of cryptocurrencies has expanded tremendously over the past couple of years. The rise of new projects also presents various ways developers are tackling existing problems in the field. One term that is tossed around quite often is the “BFT consensus mechanism.” BFT stands for Byzantine Fault Tolerance, and it presents a theoretical problem in computer systems that existed long before Bitcoin. However, many blockchain-based protocols are engaged in solving the...

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What is Aptos (APT)? The Complete Guide

2022 is a year that saw a lot of chatter on layer-one protocols such as Ethereum, Solana, the BNB Smart Chain, Avalanche, and many others. The astronomic rise of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) revealed that most of the blockchains were unable to handle the load that comes with some form of mainstream adoption. Before Ethereum transitioned to Proof-of-Stake (read: The Merge), the network was oftentimes clogged, and transaction fees were unimaginably high. In fact, this prompted...

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Ethereum Merge – a Turning Point, NFT Wave 2.0, and MyEtherWallet’s Approach to User Data: COO Brian Norton (Interview)

The Ethereum ecosystem is among the fastest-growing in the cryptocurrency industry, especially in the past few years. With the foray of decentralized finance (DeFi) applications in 2020, it became obvious that crypto users needed tools to interact with various DApps in a way that’s accessible to those who don’t necessarily have coding knowledge. Even though popular before that, this was when self-custody wallets, like MyEtherWallet, became mainstream. During EthCC 5 in Paris...

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What is ENS? Ethereum Name Service Explained (Updated 2022)

Back in the days, when the Internet wasn’t so mainstream, one of the main problems that users faced was that domain names hadn’t been matched up to internet protocol (IP) addresses. This made them very unfriendly towards the average Joe, who had to type in the IP address of the website they wanted to visit, as in to literally type in the numbers. Unlike traditional IPs, cryptocurrency addresses represent even longer strings of numbers and letters. If a user wants to send...

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Natalie Brunell: This is What Made Me Go From Traditional Media to Full-Time Bitcoin (Interview)

Natalie Brunell is one of the most well-known women in the cryptocurrency industry. With a background in traditional journalism, she currently hosts the Coin Stories podcast, featuring some of the leading voices in both Bitcoin and economics. Brunell is Polish-born and, together with her family, immigrated to the US when she was five. she has broad experience in traditional media, covering breaking news, enterprise reporting, as well as features. Some of her previous roles...

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Binance BNB Burn Explained: How Much is Burnt and When?

Many projects introduce a deflationary mechanism in their tokenomics. For a large part, this is usually done through a so-called token burn. Binance is undoubtedly the most famous industry participant in removing chunks of its native cryptocurrency (Binance Coin – BNB), and the way they do it has changed throughout the five years of its existence. So far, the exchange has burned billions of dollars worth of BNB, pursuing its goal of reducing the token’s total supply by 50%....

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Binance Visa Card Guide: Read Before You Order

Spending cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum in shops and restaurants is getting easier by the day. More and more merchants grasp the potential of cryptocurrencies and adopt them in one way or another. Several cryptocurrency debit cards have recently popped up to help businesses offer digital assets as a payment method. Just like any other conventional ones, cryptocurrency debit cards allow you to conduct day-to-day transactions using BTC, ETH, XRP, and other...

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Bitstamp CEO JB Graftieaux: We Are Still Early (Interview)

Bitstamp is one of the veteran crypto exchanges, operating since 2011. It’s a European-focused platform based in Slovenia, with its headquarters in London, England — and serves the USA and many other countries as well. CryptoPotato a chance to meet up with Jean-Baptiste Graftieaux (JB for short), the company’s global Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He has held leadership roles in traditional finance, fintech, payments, and eCommerce – as well as cryptocurrency. He became the...

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Okay Bears NFT Collection: The Complete Guide

Okay, Bears has quickly become amongst the most popular collections of non-fungible tokens based on Solana. At the time of this writing in May 2022, the collection has also become the most actively traded one on OpenSea, surpassing the likes of the Bored Ape Yacht Club, Azuki, CloneX, and others. The following is a deep dive on Okay Bears and everything there is to know about the collection.  What Are Okay Bears NFTs? Okay Bears is a collection of 10,000 non-fungible tokens...

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Our Ambition is to Become the Amazon of Crypto: Interview with Coinbase’s Guillaume Chatain

After spending almost a decade working for the Wall Street behemoth – JPMorgan Chase & Co – Guillaume Chatain took the leap towards blockchain and crypto, where he helped establish a regulated digital broker-dealer. As of now, he is the Head of EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) Sales at the leading US-based cryptocurrency exchange – Coinbase – a position which he occupies for over a year. From JP Morgan to Coinbase: The Future of Finance Chatain made a huge...

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