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Trent Rhode

Trent lives in Ontario, Canada on an off-grid farm where he spends his time writing, editing and sustainable gardening. With a background in Print Journalism, he has extensive training and 15 years of experience writing, editing and proofreading many types of content, from entire websites, to blogs, journalistic articles, and various types of business documents and reports.

With a passion for decentralization of global power structures, his writing has recently branched out into blockchain and cryptocurrency related topics, but he also enjoys writing about ecology and agriculture, as well as sustainability, gardening, botany, health and wellness, homesteading, survivalism, and online marketing.

Cryptocurrency Wealth Concentration: Exploring the Problem and Possible Solutions

By Trent Rhode / July 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

There are many criticisms of cryptocurrencies thrown about by the media, bankers, government officials, and other defenders of the economic status quo, and although many of these criticisms may have some truth to them, members of the cryptocurrency and blockchain community can just as easily counter most of them with their own arguments. Criticisms such…

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What is Siacoin? | The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

By Trent Rhode / June 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Sia Storage Platform is a decentralized cloud storage platform with a blockchain-based cryptocurrency called Siacoin (SC) designed to reward storage space providers (called ‘hosts’) on the network. ‘Cloud storage’ is defined as data storage on remote servers/computers accessed from the internet. This is in contrast to local data storage on a computer’s hard drive,…

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What is Havven

What is Havven? | A Beginner’s Guide

By Trent Rhode / May 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Havven (HAV) is a blockchain-based “stablecoin” cryptocurrency system designed to function as a medium of exchange similar to PayPal or a credit card. A stablecoin is a cryptocurrency that somehow maintains its value against fiat money (e.g. USD), usually through collateralizing (backing) it with fiat money or other cryptocurrencies, or through other approaches such as…

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GDAX vs Bittrex

GDAX vs Bittrex | What Separates These Two Exchanges

By Trent Rhode / May 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

Bittrex and GDAX are two of the most popular and trusted cryptocurrency exchanges in the industry. Both platforms been around for a relatively long time for crypto exchanges and have thus far proven themselves to be secure, high liquidity options to acquire cryptocurrency. However, the two U.S. based exchanges are often used for different, complimentary purposes.…

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Blockchain Consensus

Blockchain Consensus Mechanisms – Proof of Work vs Proof of Stake and More

By Trent Rhode / May 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

A blockchain is a decentralized peer-to-peer network that stores append-only (add to the end of) data and verifies the integrity of that information across the network. Collectively validating the accuracy of said data (reaching consensus) is one of the defining features of a blockchain. The idea of a blockchain goes back to at least the…

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What is Zilliqa

What is Zilliqa? | The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

By Trent Rhode / April 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

Zilliqa is a scalability-focused, blockchain-based payment processing and decentralized application (dapp) platform currently in advanced development. The core feature allowing Zilliqa to scale beyond what is possible with existing similar platforms, such as Ethereum, is sharding. Sharding refers to dividing the blockchain network into smaller subnetworks that can process transactions and execute computing operations in…

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What is Mithril

What is Mithril | A Beginner’s Guide

By Trent Rhode / April 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Mithril is a decentralized social networking platform that uses Ethereum’s blockchain and ERC-20 token standard to track and reward its users for creating content. Lit, the first social network to use the Mithril platform, is developed by the company itself, but the platform is intended to integrate with other social media networks as well. Key…

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Stratis vs Ethereum

Stratis vs Ethereum | Comparing Two Smart Contract Platforms

By Trent Rhode / April 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Ethereum and Stratis are both blockchain-based platforms that can run decentralized apps (dapps) and smart contracts, but key differences — from their primary objectives, to their target user bases — may see these two projects competing less for market share than their surface-level similarities might imply. Ethereum was designed as a distributed virtual machine built on…

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What is NEM

What Is NEM | The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

By Trent Rhode / April 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

NEM is a blockchain-based decentralized application (dapp) and asset-management platform designed to allow enterprises and individuals to create custom blockchain solutions for various use cases ranging from payment processing to enterprise recordkeeping. An acronym for New Economy Movement, NEM and its currency, XEM, are described by its creators as “a movement that aims to empower…

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Ethereum vs Zcash

Zcash Vs Ethereum | Comparing Two Collaborating Platforms

By Trent Rhode / April 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

One is a privacy-focused fork of Bitcoin that facilitates completely anonymous transactions. The other is a distributed network-based virtual machine that can execute smart contracts (digital contracts) and run decentralized applications (dapps). Zcash (the former) and Ethereum (the latter) have as much in common as any two cryptocurrencies in that they are both blockchain-based digital…

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