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Oxen Name System (ONS): The Facts
Oxen Name System (ONS): The Facts

The new Oxen Name System (ONS) was released in a limited capacity on the 25th of March alongside the Valiant Vidar hardfork. At launch, ONS can assign human-readable usernames to Session IDs and Oxen Wallet addresses, with other uses (and features) p...

24 March 2020Admin

Back to School: Learing eSafety

Back to School: Learing eSafety

Everyone goes to all available lengths to keep their loved ones safe from the dangers of the world — both offline and, increasingly, online. But sometimes it can be hard to understand both the benefits and the dangers of the internet, both for kids a...

28 January 2020Admin

Blockchain Consensus Mechanisms: Proof of Work, Proof of Stake, and Hybrid Mechanisms

Blockchain Consensus Mechanisms: Proof of Work, Proof of Stake, and Hybrid Mechanisms

Every computer network needs a way to ensure that all connected devices are in agreement about the state of the network: whether data is valid, where and how it should be sorted, etc. For centralised networks, reaching this consensus is easy: the cen...

23 January 2020Admin

Choosing a Blockchain Project: The Checklist

Choosing a Blockchain Project: The Checklist

Choosing a blockchain project to get involved with can be really stressful. There are thousands of different blockchain projects in operation, and it can be hard to tell which ones are worth your time. Trimming that long list down to a handful of opt...

06 January 2020Admin

How to Trade Cryptocurrency: Crypto Trading Basics

How to Trade Cryptocurrency: Crypto Trading Basics

We’re covered the basics of buying, storing and selling cryptocurrency. Now, it’s time to take things up a notch and take a look at cryptocurrency trading....

27 December 2019Admin

Masternode Pools: How They Work & How They Can Help

Masternode Pools: How They Work & How They Can Help

Running a masternode or service node is a great way to earn a passive income through cryptocurrency rewards. However, doing so requires staking (locking away) a certain amount of cryptocurrency. For some blockchain projects, the staking requirement i...

18 December 2019Admin

How Blockchains Protect Themselves from Sybil Attacks

How Blockchains Protect Themselves from Sybil Attacks

A Sybil Attack is a security threat that involves one actor (a person or group) trying to take over a network by operating multiple accounts, nodes or computers. The name ‘Sybil’ comes from a famous case study about a woman, Sybil Dorsett, with Disso...

17 December 2019Admin

How to Sell Cryptocurrency: Crypto Selling Basics

How to Sell Cryptocurrency: Crypto Selling Basics

The process of selling cryptocurrency is generally the reverse of buying crypto. And just like buying crypto, the process will change depending on what kind of exchange you’ve chosen to use: Regular trading platform, brokerage service, or direct trad...

15 December 2019Admin

How to Store Cryptocurrency Safely

How to Store Cryptocurrency Safely

Once you’ve bought your crypto, there are a few different options when it comes to storing it. These storage options are all referred to as ‘wallets’. It’s important to note that no matter which wallet option you choose, your funds are not literally ...

11 December 2019Admin

The Assistance and Access Bill 2018: One Year Later

The Assistance and Access Bill 2018: One Year Later

It’s been around a year since the Australian Parliament tabled, and hurriedly passed, the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 (Otherwise known as the AA Bill, or TOLA). This bill sought to give Austral...

05 December 2019Admin

Centralized vs Decentralized Networks

Centralized vs Decentralized Networks

The words ‘centralized’ and ‘decentralized’ are thrown around a lot in the cryptocurrency world. That’s because blockchain technology is generally decentralized — blockchains were created as a viable alternative to centralized networks. But what do ‘...

04 December 2019Admin

How to Calculate Masternode Rewards

How to Calculate Masternode Rewards

So you’ve heard that running a masternode or service node for a blockchain project can earn you cryptocurrency rewards — enticing, right? But have you factored in the costs? Is it worth the time and effort? This article will help you figure that out ...

27 November 2019Admin

How to Buy Cryptocurrency: Crypto Buying Basics

How to Buy Cryptocurrency: Crypto Buying Basics

To get started with buying cryptocurrency, you’ll need to make an account with a cryptocurrency exchange. A cryptocurrency exchange is a third-party service that processes cryptocurrency transactions on your behalf. The exchange typically charges a f...

17 November 2019Admin