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What Is a Smart Contract?

23 Feb 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Austin Reihl

Bitcoin (BTC) emerged in 2009 as a revolutionary way to transfer value without a third-party intermediary. Gaining attention for its promise to enable value and asset transfer across a wide range of industries and use cases – and its potential to dis...

Getting Started With dApps on Ethereum

23 Feb 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Austin Reihl

Although you might not be new to Ethereum (ETH), you might be finding yourself unfamiliar with dApps, or decentralized applications.   This guide will help onboard you into the world of dApps, so you can begin experiencing everything the Ethereum net...

Who Is Satoshi Nakamoto?

23 Feb 2021 2 minute read 1 comment Austin Reihl

Satoshi Nakamoto is the alias used by the assumed pseudonymous individual, or individuals who invented Bitcoin - this includes those who wrote the white paper and implemented the initial iteration of Bitcoin. Nakamoto also invented the first blockcha...

Exponential Growth of DeFi "Super-Users" Following Last Year's UNI-V2 Launch

23 Feb 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Austin Reihl

Uniswap (UNI) is a decentralized exchange (DEX) for trading ERC-20 tokens. A decentralized exchange such as UNI does not rely on an order book like a centralized exchange (CEX) would commonly use.   Last year saw the launch of UNI-V2 along with a sub...

A Total Upland Noob's Journey - #UplandPublish0x Writing Contest

21 Feb 2021 4 minute read 3 comments Austin Reihl

I will be the first to tell you that I had no idea what I was doing. But, the blockchain industry is an ever-evolving space, and cryptocurrencies fill only a small part. If I have picked up anything from my time here, it is this: trying stuff out and...

Bitcoin Market Capitalization Surpasses Visa & Mastercard

20 Feb 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Austin Reihl

Last month, Bitcoin (BTC) made history yet again after smashing through its previous all-time high, surpassing both Visa and Mastercard in market cap, making the leading crypto asset bigger than two of the most established financial institutions in t...

Will Dogecoin Hit $1?

19 Feb 2021 2 minute read 3 comments Austin Reihl

All it took was a single word.   Well, technically three, for the cryptocurrency that had began once upon a time as a joke embark on a rapid upwards journey in price appreciation that many thought unbelievable: that was, of course, none other than yo...

Elon Musk Sends Dogecoin to the Moon

19 Feb 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Austin Reihl

Most people by now have probably heard about the ridiculous gains made by the Internet’s first meme crypto-currency these last few weeks, with Dogecoin going to the moon after yet another barrage of crypto-Twitter tweets made by none other than the r...

How To Recover Bitcoin From Old Storage Formats

11 Feb 2021 3 minute read 2 comments Austin Reihl

Since the number of different Bitcoin wallet formats only continues to grow, it goes without saying that more people are likely to forget what format they used to store their BTC ten years or more ago!   This guide provides a complete overview for an...

What Is an Initial Coin Offering?

11 Feb 2021 2 minute read 4 comments Austin Reihl

Initial coin offerings, known as ICOs for short, are a crowdfunding system for the funding and development of blockchain companies and cryptocurrency start-ups.   For now, ICOs have seemed to reclaim their former glory, leading to speculations of pot...