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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

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

What is Cryptocurrency?

What is Cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency is a digital asset that can be used for peer-to-peer transactions, without needing to go through a central intermediary like a bank or money wire service. Instead of relying on a central authority, cryptocurrencies usually use a decent...

12 November 2019Admin

What is Blockchain?

What is Blockchain?

The blockchain is a distributed ledger of transactions secured with cryptography, usually maintained by decentralised networks of nodes, masternodes or service nodes. Blockchains are designed to provide consumers with an effective way to facilitate i...

06 November 2019Admin

Recent Posts

Weekly Dev Update #179

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: voice call internal testing, wallet3 work continued, and PySOGS debuted...

29 November 2021Kee Jefferys

Weekly Dev Update #178

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: more wallet3 work, SOGS improvements, and webRTC call testing continues....

22 November 2021Kee Jefferys

Weekly Dev Update #177

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: Internal testing of Session voice/video calls, wallet3 design progress, and Lokinet stability upgrades...

15 November 2021Kee Jefferys

Weekly Dev Update #176

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: Ledger support coming for Oxen, WebRTC calls progress, and message requests...

08 November 2021Kee Jefferys

Weekly Dev Update #175

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: unsend messages released, Session file server and open group server refactor, and more voice call work he's going to el sa...

01 November 2021Kee Jefferys

Weekly Dev Update #174

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: Session unsend requests arrive, WebRTC call progress, and further Wallet3 work...

25 October 2021Kee Jefferys

Weekly Dev Update #173

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: Wallet3 work, unsend requests for Session, and various Lokinet updates...

18 October 2021Kee Jefferys

Weekly Dev Update #172

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: Session WebRTC calling progress, Lokinet calling test app work, and more!...

11 October 2021Kee Jefferys

Weekly Dev Update #171

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: Lokinet calling test app, Session WebRTC calling UI, and more!...

04 October 2021Kee Jefferys

Weekly Dev Update #170

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: Session backend changes, liblokinet work, and wallet3 development...

27 September 2021Kee Jefferys

The Oxen ecosystem: Popular, crypto-powered products

The Oxen ecosystem: Popular, crypto-powered products

Recently, we’ve been spending a lot of time making specific plans for the future of Oxen. We’ve been analysing which parts of the project are worth devoting more resources to, which ones will best serve Oxen, and devising development and marketing st...

23 September 2021Simon Harman

Weekly Dev Update #169

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: a new Session release, liblokinet improvements, and voice/video call progress....

20 September 2021Kee Jefferys