Consensus in the Blockchain: Proof of Stake


In the previous article, we have covered Proof of Work, whereby miners in the network have to put in work to validate transactions and add them to the blockchain. As compensation, they are awarded newly minted coins. In this article, we cover Proof of Stake (PoS), which aims to solve some problems that Proof of Work (PoW) has.

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Ethereum in Everyday Life Part3 : Request Network



Today we cover the Request Network, a decentralized network that allows users to create requests for payments. In our previous articles, we have touched on ChainLink and Raiden Network, which each focus on solving a specific limitation of the Ethereum blockchain. Request Network focuses on the strengths of the Ethereum blockchain, and how to make full use of that in daily life.

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Ethereum in Everyday Life Part 1:ChainLink



Ethereum (price as of writing ETH $1,170) has been steadily gaining attention as 2nd most popular coin after Bitcoin, with a market cap of $113,918,354,133 USD (as of writing). Yet ETH was never designed as a currency, but rather as fuel for Decentralized Apps (DApps) to perform computations. In this 4-part article, we look at how some DApps are bringing Ethereum into everyday life, and what this means for the market as a whole.

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What is ICON?



Today’s article focuses on ICON, which hails from South Korea. It aims to demolish the borders that exist in the current centralized systems, and bring inter-connectivity of blockchains into the everyday life. It recognizes that assets tokenization is continuing at an accelerated process, and has positioned itself to cater to the masses.

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What is LoopRing?



Previously, we took a look at EOS (price at time of writing EOS 14.28 USD) as an alternative solution to centralized exchanges like Coinbase or Binance. In this article, we take a closer look at another decentralized platform, LoopRing (price at time of writing LRC 1.36 USD).

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What is EOS?



Ethereum (price at time of writing ETH 1,213 USD) is currently the most popular smart contract platform in the market. There are dozens of decentralized applications that are being developed using their ERC20 token.

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Top Pick of the Week — KyberNetwork



Anyone who has traded cryptocurrencies is familiar with the problem of exchanges. In recent history, there have been multiple instances of exchanges going down for several reasons. To trade and diversify cryptocurrencies, these exchanges are the gatekeepers in the crypto-world: when these exchanges do not function, users are left with funds trapped, or stolen, on the exchange.

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