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Quantum Resistance in Blockchains: Preparing for a Post-Quantum Computing World
As the field of quantum computing rapidly advances, concerns are growing about the potential impact of these powerful machines on the security of blockchain networks. Quantum computers, with their abi
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What is WebAssembly (WASM)?
Originating as a collaborative effort among major browser vendors, WASM is an open standard that enhances web applications' performance and capabilities. It's a low-level, assembly-like language with
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Understanding WebAuthn: The Future of Secure Online Authentication
Born out of a collaboration between the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the FIDO Alliance, WebAuthn is a specification of a JavaScript API. This innovation allows for secure, passwordless authenti
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What are Testnet and Mainnet in Blockchain?
In this article, we will examine these terms and explain their significance in the blockchain ecosystem. Introduction to Mainnet and Testnet in Blockchain Simply put, a mainnet is the primary network
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The Merkle Patricia Trie: A Deep Dive into Cryptographic Data Structures
These structures, often cryptographic in nature, form the backbone of many blockchain systems, ensuring that data remains tamper-proof and verifiable. Among these, the Merkle Patricia Trie stands out
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The Ultimate Guide to Payment Channels and Payment Channel Networks
As things currently stand, most (micro) payments in the traditional financial system are settled via specialized payment processing companies like Visa and Mastercard, essentially Layer 2 networks bui
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What's the Difference Between Block Subsidy and Block Reward?
Among the many terminologies and concepts inherent to this world, two terms that often arise are "block subsidy" and "block reward." These two concepts, while seemingly interchangeable, have distinct
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Schnorr Signatures and Their Use in Crypto
Among the myriad of digital signature schemes, Schnorr signatures are a pivotal cryptographic innovation, blending theoretical soundness with practical utility. This article ventures into the intricac
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What’s the Difference Between Crypto Miners and Validators?
As we delve into the nuances of these mechanisms, we'll unravel the roles, operations, and distinctions between miners and validators, paving the way toward a deeper understanding of the cryptographic
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What is Block Time in Blockchain?
An important concept within this technology is “block time”, which plays a vital role in the operation and efficiency of blockchain networks. This article aims to unravel the concept of block time, it
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What is Slashing in Proof-of-Stake (PoS)?
PoS offers a greener, more efficient solution to the problem of achieving consensus in a decentralized network. At the heart of PoS lies a mechanism known as slashing, which ensures the network's inte
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Bitcoin Script: A Comprehensive Guide
This article delves deep into the intricacies of Bitcoin Script, shedding light on its significance, technical aspects, historical evolution, and much more. Technical Dive into Bitcoin Script Bitcoin
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What is Secp256r1?
The Secp256r1 curve is a common elliptic curve used in cryptographic applications for digital signatures. It is based on the mathematical properties of elliptic curves and operates in a finite field o
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Bitcoin vs. CKB: Two Approaches to Achieving Sustainable Security
Every four years, typically in the six months preceding the halving, the debate around the sustainability of Bitcoin's security model gets reignited. The discussion can be summed up in two opposing ar
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What is Transaction Confirmation in Blockchain?
When a transaction is initiated, it is broadcasted to the network, where it awaits confirmation. During this process, network participants, known as miners in Proof-of-Work-based cryptocurrencies like
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What is RISC-V? A Revolution in Processor Architecture
As an open-source hardware instruction set architecture (ISA), RISC-V is changing the rules of the game, offering a level of customization and flexibility previously unseen in the processor market. Th
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The Ultimate Guide to Blockchain Light Clients
While decentralization may be the fundamental property of blockchains, it isn't an end goal in itself. Instead, it's pursued—often at the expense of other desirable properties like scalability—for the
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What is a Light Client in Blockchain Technology?
At the heart of this technology are blockchain clients, which play a crucial role in maintaining the integrity and functionality of the blockchain network. Among these clients, light clients have emer
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How to Optimize Layer 1 Blockchains for Modularity
One strand of thinking that has become popular in crypto land recently is that the only way for blockchains to solve the Scalability Trilemma—or obtain the trifecta of high security, decentralization,
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Zero-Knowledge Proofs: An In-Depth Exploration in Cryptography
Cryptography plays a critical role in the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, providing security, privacy, and integrity to digital transactions. Among the various cryptographic techn
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Surprisingly, Secondary Issuance is not Inflationary
Normally, when we analyze the emission model of a coin such as CKB, we usually only consider the theoretical total number of coins issued over time, i.e., the emission curve. However, this does not fu
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A Deep Dive Into the Tokenomics of Nervos Network
The unique tokenomics of Nervos have been specially designed to ensure platform sustainability
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Where we're going, we don't need Accounts: the Future of Onboarding
In the 14 years since the inception of Bitcoin, blockchain development shifted through multiple stages, each reflecting the evolving needs and challenges faced by the industry at the respective times.
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Understanding the Nervos CKB Issuance Model
Bitcoin’s most important value proposition in the economic sphere is its fixed issuance policy, since it is not subject to any change, and at the same time predictable, as long as we know how much and
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Common Knowledge Base (CKB): a Blockchain Developer’s Dream
Any prospective blockchain developer that has tried building decentralized applications has quickly realized that the current blockchains offer rather inflexible development environments. Building app
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Pi400 Ubuntu Node Setup Guide
How to run a CKB node on a RaspberryPi 400 with Ubuntu desktop 22.04 Running a node on a RaspberryPi can be a fun, efficient way of helping to decentralise the Nervos Network. Old pro's have probably
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Nervos DAO — Withdrawal Process Explained
To understand how Nervos DAO works, you must first know that it works through cycles, and that each of these cycles are 180 epochs. On the Nervos network, each epoch has an estimated time of 4 hours.
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Nervos: An In-Depth Overview of a Blockchain Network Built for Modularity
This article seeks to be the be-all and end-all resource for the underlying architecture and value proposition of the Nervos network. Nervos is a modular blockchain network built from the ground up to
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ASIC-Resistance, is it possible?
ASIC-Resistance describes the ability of a blockchain's mining algorithm to resist implementation of specialized hardware called ASICs (Application-Specific Integrated Circuits). ASICs are specificall
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What are Payment Channels?
Payment channels are a unique solution to the scalability problems decentralized blockchains face; they allow for faster and more efficient transactions. What are Payment Channels? Payment channels ar
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Blockchain Trilemma: The Ultimate Guide
What is the Blockchain Trilemma? The Blockchain Trilemma is a theory, proposed by Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin, stating that blockchain networks can’t be secure, decentralized, and scalable all a
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Common Knowledge Base: Understanding Our Ethos
An essay on time preference and building future-proof blockchains. The remarkable speed of change in the blockchain industry has increasingly been steering the space toward high time preference thinki
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Layer 1 vs. Layer 2 Blockchain Networks: What is the Difference?
Layer 1, in the context of blockchain networks, refers to the base layer chain where transactions are settled with finality. On the other hand, Layer 2 networks are scaling solutions built on top of
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What Are Optimistic Rollups? Everything You Need to Know
Optimistic rollups are Layer 2 scaling solutions designed to offload some of the transaction processing from the underlying Layer 1 blockchains they're built on to increase their transaction throughpu
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ZK-Rollups vs. Optimistic Rollups: What’s The Difference?
Rollups are powerful blockchain scaling solutions that have become very popular over the last two years. There are two types of rollups: zero-knowledge rollups (ZK-rollups) and Optimistic rollups, whi
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SHA256: The Most Used Hash Function in Cryptocurrencies
It plays a crucial role in data integrity, digital signatures, and secure communication protocols. In this article, we will delve into the world of hash functions, explore the history of SHA256, and e
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What is Keccak256? Exploring the Cryptographic Hash Function and Its Use in Cryptocurrencies
Developed as part of the Keccak family of hash functions, Keccak256 was selected as the NIST hash function competition winner and later standardized as SHA-3 (Secure Hash Algorithm 3). A Brief History
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Understanding ECDSA: The Backbone of Digital Signature Security
ECDSA provides secure and efficient signing and verification processes, ensuring data integrity and authentication. This article will explore the fundamentals of ECDSA, its underlying mathematical con
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Secp256k1: A Key Algorithm in Cryptocurrencies
The curve is defined by the Standards for Efficient Cryptography Group (SECG) and represents a specific instance of an elliptic curve over a finite field. This article will explore the significance of
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Quantum Resistance in Blockchains: Preparing for a Post-Quantum Computing World
As the field of quantum computing rapidly advances, concerns are growing about the potential impact of these powerful machines on the security of blockchain networks. Quantum computers, with their abi
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What Is a Hash Function?
What Is a Hash Function? Hash functions are mathematical functions that take an input of any length and transform it into a fixed-length character string. They’re a staple encryption tool in cryptogr
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What is a Partially Signed Bitcoin Transaction (PSBT)?
Introduced by Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) 174, PSBTs enhance interoperability between different wallets and software, making managing complex transactions such as multi-signature setups, CoinJo
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Comparing Blockchain Virtual Machines (VMs): EVM, WASM, SVM, and CKB-VM
Blockchain virtual machines (VMs) are the backbone of decentralized computing, enabling smart contract execution and decentralized application development across various blockchain platforms. These VM
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The Difference Between Parallel and Sequential Transaction Execution in Crypto
Two primary execution models—parallel and sequential—dictate how transactions are validated and appended to the blockchain. This article examines these models, using Bitcoin and Ethereum as examples o
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What are Sovereign Rollups?
Sovereign rollups emerge as a groundbreaking solution, designed to enhance scalability of blockchain networks. Unlike their predecessors, sovereign rollups offer a unique approach by allowing transact
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The Rise of Blockchain Intents: An Old Idea Wrapped in New Clothing
Time and time again, when developers building on account-based blockchains hit a roadblock, they’re forced to reckon with fundamental architectural choices underpinning these systems—only to find solu
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What Are Optimistic Rollups?
Ethereum's scalability issue, characterized by slow transaction speeds and high fees, has been a persistent hurdle. Enter optimistic rollups – a Layer 2 scaling solution designed to alleviate these bo
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What are Bitcoin Drivechains?
Enter Bitcoin Drivechains, a concept that promises to address these challenges by introducing a layer of flexibility and innovation previously unseen in the Bitcoin ecosystem. Understanding Drivechain
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What is Transaction Finality in Crypto?
This permanence is crucial for the authenticity and security of the blockchain, making it a foundational aspect of cryptocurrency networks. Why does finality matter so much? It provides certainty and
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What is Merge Mining?
Understanding Merge Mining Merge mining refers to the process of mining two different cryptocurrencies at the same time, using the same algorithm. It leverages the work done for one blockchain (the pa
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What are BRC-20 Tokens?
Introduction to BRC-20 Tokens The advent of cryptocurrencies and token standards has ushered in a new era of digital finance, with Bitcoin at the forefront. Among these innovations, BRC-20 tokens are
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What is Sharding in Blockchain?
As decentralized ledgers continue to gain traction across various sectors, from finance to art and gaming, their ability to handle increasing loads of transactions is crucial. This is where the concep
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Understanding Token Standards in Cryptocurrency: ERC-20 and ERC-721
What is ERC? A Dive into Ethereum Request for Comments Ethereum Request for Comments (ERC) is a system that fosters the development and implementation of standards within the Ethereum ecosystem. ERCs
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The Ultimate Guide to Bitcoin Layer 2s: From Liquid, Rootstock, and Stacks to RGB (Part 1)
The arrival of ordinals and inscriptions on Bitcoin not only triggered a new wave of experimentation with Bitcoin-native digital artifacts, it also sparked the crypto community’s interest in the poten
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What are the Implications of Cryptocurrency Forks?
It's vital to understand that a cryptocurrency fork is essentially a divergence in the blockchain, leading to the creation of two separate paths: one that adheres to the old protocol and another that
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What is DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM)? Securing Email in the Digital Age
A little known key piece of technology in this field is DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM), which is designed to ensure the authenticity and integrity of email messages. This article delves into the in
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Understanding Bitcoin Layer 2 with RGB++ Protocol
Since the introduction of Ordinals & Inscription on Bitcoin, it has brought further traffic and attention to the Bitcoin network. While protocols like Ordinals significantly enhance the programmabilit
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What are Opcodes in Blockchain?
Tracing back to the early days of computing, these codes have evolved significantly, finding a pivotal place in blockchain technology. In blockchains, opcodes act as the building blocks of smart contr
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What are Oracles in Blockchain?
Oracles in blockchain serve as the bridge between this enclosed digital domain and the vast, dynamic expanse of real-world data. The Oracle Problem in Blockchain The “Oracle Problem” in blockchain ref
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