Joe S.

I'm an information security enthusiast, coder, and writer that is especially interested in open source development, P2P networks, anonymous networks, and cryptography. I've been a Bitcoin supporter since 2013. I'm always looking for cutting edge privacy tech.

What is Basic Attention Token? | The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

By Joe S. / November 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Basic Attention Token (BAT) is an ERC20 token seeking to disrupt and decentralize online advertising by removing middlemen from the equation. Instead the BAT team would like to see advertisers, publishers, and end users paying each other directly in a more useful and egalitarian way. The advertising industry is currently using antiquated methods for…

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What is Equihash? | Guide to Equihash Coins

By Joe S. / October 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

Most cryptocurrencies rely on proof-of-work (PoW) mining to secure their networks from double-spending in a censorship resistant way. In order to maintain censorship resistance, the network of miners must be sufficiently decentralized. In the early days of cryptocurrency, it became apparent that ASICs were leading to centralization of mining. There were many attempts to create…

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Edge Wallet Review

Edge Wallet Review and In-Depth User Guide

By Joe S. / August 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

Edge is our selection for the best mobile cryptocurrency wallet. Edge is a wallet for both Android and iOS devices created by the former Airbitz team, that was released in February, 2018. The wallet supports receiving, sending, storing, and exchanging between a variety of different cryptocurrencies, as well as ERC20 tokens. Since 2014, the Airbitz…

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What is Bytom? | The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

By Joe S. / June 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

Bytom (BTM) is an open-source blockchain protocol for tokenizing digital and real world assets such as currencies, securities, dividends and bonds. Any information can be registered and digitized on the Bytom chain. Once digitized, the information can then be exchanged, gambled, or engaged with in a more complicated, smart contract-based manner. The announcement for Bytom…

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What is Ontology Coin? | The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

By Joe S. / May 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

Ontology (ONT) is a smart contract ecosystem designed to revolutionize the way we deal with identity verification by anchoring this data to a blockchain based network. Building upon lessons learned from other cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, the founders of Ontology want to bring reduced counter party risk, improved security, and the benefits of distributed systems to…

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What is QTUM Guide

What is Qtum? | The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

By Joe S. / May 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Qtum (pronounced “quantum”) is a cryptocurrency and smart contract platform that combines what Qtum developers see as the best parts of Bitcoin and Ethereum, to create a superior solution for industrial scale businesses. Founded in 2016 by Patrick Dai of the Singapore-based Qtum Foundation, Qtum raised $16.6M in two rounds of a crowdfunding ICO in…

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What is Blockchain?

What is Blockchain? | The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

By Joe S. / March 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

On January 9, 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto shared with us the inventions of both Bitcoin and its underlying technology, the blockchain. Now this revolutionary tech, which acts as the foundation for most cryptocurrencies, is being tested in nearly every industry. Companies ranging from real estate and public records, to forecasting and cloud storage are jumping into…

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MyEtherWallet Review

MyEtherWallet Review and In-Depth User Guide

By Joe S. / March 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

MyEtherWallet (MEW) is a browser tool for interacting with the Ethereum network. MEW allows users to perform a wide range of procedures including receiving, sending, and storing Ether (ETH), Ether Classic (ETC), and ERC-20 tokens. Originally released in 2015, MEW is open source, free, and in active development on Github. MEW provides users with a…

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