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Crypto 101: Basic Trading Terms

The first thing you’ll notice when you decide to dip your toe into cryptocurrency trading is just how many different – and often confusing – words get thrown around. Some originate from traditional trading, some have have ...

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What is a ‘fork’?

In simple terms, a fork occurs when a change is made to a cryptocurrency’s underlying code that causes it to split into two versions. Forks occur most often when a new feature, update or protocol change is implemented (commonly known as a “planned fork”), or because...

What is a Smart Contract?

Unlike a traditional contract, smart contracts help you exchange assets (money, property, shares, etc) or anything of value without the need of an intermediary, such as a notary or solicitor. Rather than existing on paper, a smart contract has its terms written into...

Does Quantum Computing Pose a Threat to Blockchain?

The short answer is yes, quantum computing does pose a potential threat to blockchain security, however, that's not the complete answer. For one thing, quantum computers are still in the process of being developed, and none exist just yet. Also, while the technology...

What are Ricardian Contracts?

Invented in 1995 by one of the pioneers in the field of financial blockchain, Ian Grigg, Ricardian Contracts place the terms and conditions of a contract in a format that can be understood and executed by both software and humans. While machines read Ricardian...

Hybrid Blockchains and How They Can Be Used

There are three different types of blockchains- private, public, and hybrid. Among these three types, hybrid blockchains are considered to be the most effective by many in the industry. Even if you don’t know much about blockchain technology, the chances are that you...

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