Michiel Mulders is a blockchain developer with a passion for the crypto atmosphere. His interests include technical aspects of a blockchain, upcoming crypto projects and carefully crafted beers. Follow him on Medium and LinkedIn.
7 alternative tips for securing ICOs
This article will guide ICO members through the elements that make up a secure ICO project. It’s also intended for investors as a form of checklist to verify how secure a project actually is. Any project should at least consider the elements listed in this article.Feb 4, 2019 20:54
Blockchain Mesh, Sensor Fusion, Virtual Beacons - Location-Based Blockchain Technology
Location-based advertising is the new way of advertising and can be expected to account for a growing proportion of marketing spending. The increasing number of connected devices lowers the entry barrier and makes the collection of location data easier. It’s therefore not unusual that more and more location-based data startups pop-up. Here’s an overview of blockchain-based location data startups, presented in a question-and-answer format.Nov 2, 2018 17:52
What’s the cost of a 51% attack?
On the 3rd of June, ZenCash suffered from a 51% attack where more than $500,000 in double spend transactions was lost. The attacker managed to manipulate blocks which allowed him to double spend on two massive transactions of respectively 13,000 and 6,600 ZEN. According to estimates via the website 51Crypto.app, the attacker only had to spend $30,000 to pull off the 51% attack.Sep 7, 2018 08:00
Cosmos Blockchain - Many Chains, Many Tokens, One EcosystemApr 12, 2018 21:45
Down the rabbit hole: Steemit economy
Steemit is by far the most successful blockchain based social network. The Steemit economy depends on three currencies: steem (STEEM), steem dollars (SBD), and steem power. Steemit is one of the few properly working crypto projects that have seen a huge adoption rate, even from outside the crypto space.Mar 25, 2018 13:50
Enigma secret contracts providing true blockchain privacy
Enigma is an off-chain, peer-to-peer network that provides various parties with the ability to jointly store and perform computations on data while keeping it completely private via the use of secret contracts. Guy Zyskind, CEO and co-founder of Enigma, helped us produce an overview of secret contracts and how they work.Feb 24, 2018 08:00
Comparing ERC20, ERC223, and the new Ethereum ERC777 token standard
Next to the well-known ERC20 standard, other standards exist which try to improve the original standard. ERC223 is focused on security seeking to solve an ERC20 critical bug which has caused the loss of millions of dollars. ERC777 focuses on a wider set of transaction event handling functions and mass adoptionFeb 19, 2018 10:25
Decentralized Identifiers – the internet’s “missing identity layer”
DIDs represent an important innovation because they give us the ability to establish digital identifiers that are persistent, secure, and globally resolvable, yet their creation does not require a central authority or intermediary.Jan 28, 2018 15:32
Hashgraph provides a secure and fast transaction processing system
Hashgraph is a blockchain-alternative that achieves high scalability without sacrificing security. It has been proven to handle hundreds of thousands of tx/s in a single network and is expected to do millions of tx/s with sharding. Hashgraph makes use of “Asynchronous Byzantine Fault Tolerance (BFT)”. A very secure version of BFT.Jan 28, 2018 12:16
Guide to atomic swap - trustless cross-chain trading
Atomic swaps, or atomic cross-chain trading, is a decentralized cryptocurrency-to-cryptocurrency trading method that relies on smart contracts, without having to trust any intermediary, or third party. The Komodo project is currently the most prominent project in the "atomic swaps" arena, yet it is still under development.Jan 17, 2018 09:00
When do you need blockchain?
Too many concepts are translated into blockchain projects. We present several blockchain decision models and paths to guide you on deciding whether to use blockchain or not. In short, a blockchain is useful when transparency in needed, and to prevent fraud among trust-less parties.Jan 16, 2018 14:22
Tangle (DAG) vs Blockchain
A Tangle is a novel technology concept that can mitigate most of the problems associated with blockchain based cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrencies relying on a "Tangle" have no transaction fees, miners or blocks. Examples of Tangle based cryptocurrencies include IOTA and Byteball. With Byteball you can make safe contracts that will be executed exactly as agreed upon. IOTA is ideal for micropayments and "machine-to-machine" payments.Dec 31, 2017 15:26