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Ben Hiscox

Managing Editor of DRIVE Markets. Probably drinking tea.

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What is Ethereum Gas?

What is Ethereum Gas?

Simply put, “Gas” is the fee for performing an operation (such as a transaction or smart contract execution) on the Ethereum network. While gas is the unit by which transaction costs are measured, it only exists as a unit of measurement and the actual cost must be...
Bitcoin and Burning Man

Bitcoin and Burning Man

Last week (August 28th 2019) saw Bitcoin ($BTC) fall below $10,000 USD for the first time since July 2019. While Bitcoin’s price dip can likely be attributed to several factors, one explanation has gained traction given the timing: Burning Man. Jeff Dorman,...
Crypto 101: Basic Trading Terms

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 appeared in the wake of the crypto...
Understanding Cryptocurrency Wallets

Understanding Cryptocurrency Wallets

If you’re considering purchasing cryptocurrency, you’re going to need somewhere to keep it. That’s where wallets come in. A wallet is a program that stores the ‘keys’ required for you to send or receive digital currencies. Every wallet has two keys, a private and...
What is a Node?

What is a Node?

A node is essentially a copy of a blockchain stored on an electronic device that’s connected to the internet. Nodes are responsible for maintaining a copy of a blockchain, and in some cases processing transactions on said blockchain. As blockchains exist across a...
What is a Fork?

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?

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...
Bitcoin Continues to Rally After Strong Weekend

Bitcoin Continues to Rally After Strong Weekend

Bitcoin (BTC) has continued its latest run over the weekend – reaching a high of $9,381.82 according to CoinDesk’s price index – and now sits comfortably around the $9100 mark as of Monday. This is a 140% increase from the start of the year. The...
Blockstream Announces Liquid Core Desktop Wallet

Blockstream Announces Liquid Core Desktop Wallet

Blockstream — a leading Bitcoin development company — has announced its ‘Liquid Core’ multi-platform desktop wallet for transacting in Liquid Bitcoin (L-BTC).   Liquid is one of Blockstream’s featured products and is a sidechain that functions as an...

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