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Clear-cut guide into crypto and blockchain basics
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Mimblewimble is an extremely lightweight blockchain protocol that can implemented as both an upgrade to Bitcoin or an independent chain. By taking elliptic-curve cryptography several steps further than Bitcoin, Mimblewimble builds upon a number of techniques such as Confidential Transactions, CoinJoin, and One-way Aggregate Signatures and strips down blockchains of all unnecessary data to bring unprecedented scalability and absolute anonymity

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Dash aims to be an on-chain scaling and private digital cryptocurrency. Powered by a two-tier network, Dash boasts functionalities such as PrivateSend and InstantSend as well a decentralized governance model called Decentralized Governance by Blockchain

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The Beginner’s Guide to Zcash

Zcash is a cryptocurrency that offers anonymity by shielding sender and recipient addresses and transacted amounts. Shielded transactions are possible thanks to the power of innovative zero-knowledge cryptography, namely zk-SNARKs

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The Beginner’s Guide to Monero

Monero is an anonymous digital currency that enables untraceable and unlinkable transactions by obfuscating a public ledger. It combines ring signatures, stealth addresses, Kovri and RingCT in a way that hides senders, recipients, their IP addresses and transacted amounts

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The Beginner’s Guide to IOTA

IOTA is a distributed-ledger protocol powered by the Tangle, a DAG-based data structure. With its feeless transactions and tremendous scalability IOTA seeks to be useful in the age of the Internet of Things

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The Beginner’s Guide to Ripple

Ripple is a real-time gross settlement protocol, currency exchange and remittance network. Ripple Labs, the company developing Ripple, seeks to revitalize bank interoperability by providing an interledger infrastructure (xCurrent), a liquidity layer for fiat currencies (XRP-powered xRapid), and an API to access these services (xVia)

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The Beginner’s Guide to Nano

Nano is a digital currency that uses cryptography to enable peer-to-peer transactions. The project seeks to address blockchain limitations by implementing the innovative block-lattice structure and a delegated Proof-of-Stake consensus system.

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Ethereum Sharding Explained

Sharding is a proposed solution to Ethereum’s scalability problem. Sharding breaks a blockchain into several smaller chains called shards. When necessary, shards communicate with one another through the main chain.

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Stablecoins Explained

What are stablecoins (fiat-collateralized like USDT, crypto-collateralized, and non-collateralized ones), and problems they are named to solve: basic guide and examples

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Today’s cryptocurrency market is young and volatile. Cryptocurrencies have no backing, as such their value is not attached to a physical asset in fact. Their prices are, by and large, speculative meaning they are highly dependable on news and people talking about them. In an effort to bring stability to the market, CBOE and CME, world’s largest derivatives exchanges, decided to introduce Bitcoin futures.

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Basic information about Ethereum and description of its working process, problems of the Internet and the way Ethereum tries to solve them as well as the explanation of smart contracts.

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The way to make a proper research of an ICO which is based on three key points such as team, product ,and ICO information. The article presents a detailed overview of these criteria.

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Explanation of the DAICO concept and the history of its creation, description of its working process as well as comparison between DAICO and ICO revealing its benefits and issues.

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The main idea of ICO and description of its working process, the reasons to buy tokens issued by ICOs, explanation of soft and hard caps, information on the issues related to regulation and investor protection.

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