Tag: explainers

Dec 30 2020

What Is Proof-of-Stake?

Proof-of-stake is a method of maintaining integrity in a blockchain, ensuring users of a cryptocurrency can’t mint coins they didn’t earn.

Dec 29 2020

What Are Stablecoins?

Dec 29 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  dai diem evergreen explainers learn

A stablecoin is a type of cryptocurrency whose value is tied to an outside asset, such as the U.S. dollar or gold, to stabilize the price.

Dec 22 2020

What Is an Oracle?

An oracle sends data from the outside world to a blockchain so specific data, like temperature, can execute the disbursement of money.

Dec 17 2020

Sure, Bitcoin’s Price Is Cool, but Bitcoin’s Technology Is Hot

Dec 17 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin bitcoin price explainers tech

Getting bitcoin to the moon requires some serious technology

Dec 16 2020

What Is Proof-of-Work?

Dec 16 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin cryptocurrency ethereum explainers learn

Proof-of-work is the blockchain-based algorithm that secures many cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Dec 11 2020

What Is XRP, and How Is It Related to Ripple?

Dec 11 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  explainers learn markets ripple tech

XRP is a digital asset and cryptocurrency issued and partly managed by Ripple, a payment solutions company.

Dec 04 2020

What Is a CBDC?

A CBDC is a central bank digital currency, a new type of money governments are experimenting with that often has blockchain at its core.

Dec 02 2020

What Is Sharding?

Dec 02 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  ethereum explainers learn scalability sharding

"Sharding" is a proposed method of splitting Ethereum's infrastructure into smaller pieces in an attempt to scale the network.

Nov 27 2020

ENCORE: Luke Gromen on the History and (Declining) Future of the Global Dollar System

Nov 27 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  explainers federal reserve macro people podcasts

As some start to wonder about a post-Bretton Woods economic system, macro analyst Luke Gromen explains how that post-World War II system came to be.

Nov 10 2020

Multisignature Wallets Can Keep Your Coins Safer (If You Use Them Right)

Nov 10 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  explainers multisig multisignature tech wallets

Multisignature wallets are cryptocurrency wallets which require two or more private keys to sign and send a transaction.

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