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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Modular vs. Monolithic Blockchains: A Comprehensive Comparison
The rapid development of blockchain technology has brought forth a variety of architectural designs, with modular and monolithic blockchains being two of the most prominent. As the industry seeks to a
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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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Proof-of-Work vs. Proof-of-Stake: Unraveling the Key Differences
As blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies continue transforming the digital landscape, understanding the core concepts underpinning their operation is crucial. Among these core concepts, consensus
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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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alejandroRbit etc.·29 mins299 views
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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Sidechains: Unlocking the Potential of Blockchain Scalability and Interoperability
As the world of blockchain technology continues to expand, sidechains emerge as a promising solution to address some of the limitations inherent in traditional blockchain networks. This article delves
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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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alejandroRbit etc.·6 mins579 views
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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Nervos·5 mins167 views
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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pow
Nervos·3 mins73 views
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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The UTXO Model Explained
The Unspent Transaction Output (UTXO) accounting model plays a critical role in the functioning of Bitcoin and other UTXO-based cryptocurrencies. It ensures the accurate tracking of coin ownership ch
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UTXO vs. Account-Based Blockchains - Benefits and Drawbacks
UTXO (left) vs. Account-Based (right) can be imagined like cash transaction vs. bank transfer The UTXO and account-based models represent the two most popular bookkeeping methods in the blockchain sp
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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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What is a 51% Attack in Cryptocurrency?
What Is a 51% Attack and How Does It Work A 51% attack is an attack on a cryptocurrency when а miner or group of miners successfully hijacks and controls more than 50% of a blockchain's hash rate. By
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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 Nakamoto Consensus?
Nakamoto Consensus, named after the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, is a Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) consensus mechanism that combines Proof-of-Work with the "longest chain" rule
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What Is the UTXO Alliance?
The UTXO Alliance is a collaborative initiative that brings together individuals and organizations working towards making the UTXO (Unspent Transaction Output) model more scalable, secure, and intero
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Why Is Proof-of-Work Required in Bitcoin?
Proof-of-Work (PoW) is a consensus mechanism employed by blockchain networks, most notably Bitcoin, to validate transactions and create new blocks. It requires participants, called miners, to solve c
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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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