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The Blockchain’s Ancient Roots

This video by What Happens Next examines how ancient tradition of using large stones for currency on a tiny island in the Pacific is not all that different from the way blockchain technology makes cryptocurrency possible. A lot of cryptocurrency explanations compare the universal blockchain ledger to a ledger kept during a poker game among friends, or something similar. This …

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Bitcoin vs. Ethereum

Although Ethereum is often thought of as similar to Bitcoin, they are more akin to cousins than siblings. Ethereum, however, leverages blockchain technology for far more than the straight-forward peer-to-peer exchange of digital currency. Let’s take a closer look. The original cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is the most widely known and used cryptocurrency. Bitcoin offers a peer-to-peer electronic cash system that guarantees …

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How Do Cryptocurrencies Work?

Trying to understand or explain the underpinnings of cryptocurrencies can make your head spin just a bit. The best advice we have is to take 30 minutes and watch this fantastic explainer by 3Blue 1Brown.

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Blockchain Basics

If you want to understand how cryptocurrencies work on a foundational level, you have to get a little bit familiar with blockchain technology. The blockchain is what allows for payments and other agreements to take place without the need for a third party to ascertain their legitimacy. The blockchain, in essence, is a publicly available ledger that records every transaction …