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The History of Cryptography

26 Dec 2020 5 minute read 2 comments MintDice.com

When people think of cryptocurrencies, they generally think of the 21st century, after all, it’s a new technology for most people. You may be surprised to know that  the art of cryptography, the idea of hiding language, has actually been around for c...

Utreexo: Compressing Fully Validating Bitcoin Nodes

1 Dec 2020 10 minute read 0 comments Interdax

  In this article, we examine a scaling solution for Bitcoin known as Utreexo, which drastically reduces the storage requirements for running a fully validating node. Photo by Brandon Green on Unsplash With the price of bitcoin nearing all-time hig...

Bitcoin cryptography for securing standard web

1 Dec 2020 1 minute read 0 comments yanis

Asymetric cryptography is very secure, websites need methods that are more secured than passwords, so why not using blocchain for that ?    Authentication Have u already seen metamask sign-message function ? It allows signing a message without transm...

Hash functions

24 Nov 2020 4 minute read 1 comment icostan

In simple terms, hash functions transform input data of arbitrary size (e.g. text, binary, etc) to fixed-length output (called hash value, hash code, fingerprint, message digest or simply hash) in a deterministic way. What else? Types of hash functio...

Yfi (Crypto-Pick)

22 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Goodsoul

Yfi Yearn Finance and why it is my next Crypto-Pick? Well we all saw it moon, we all saw it fall, and we all are seeing it climbing back up again. Defi has changed the world of crypto. Not a little but alot. 2020 allows you to bank from wherever yo...

Elliptic curves with animations

30 Oct 2020 4 minute read 0 comments icostan

The easiest way to understand Elliptic Curve (EC), point addition, scalar multiplication and trapdoor function; explained with simple graphs and animations. 1. Abstract What the heck is an elliptic curve? A plane algebraic curve defined by an equ...

Things to understand with merkle trees

6 Sep 2020 2 minute read 0 comments yanis

Merkle trees are smth that people already know (for anyone else, will explain them at the end of the article), but I'm sure you doesn't know everyyhing about. And NO, it isn't Angela Merkel's tree, that was only a joke ! I think you didn't click for...

Nick Szabo: A Living Crypto Legend

5 Sep 2020 5 minute read 7 comments MintDice.com

Nick Szabo is a computer scientist, legal professional and a living legend in both the cryptocurrency and cryptography worlds for several reasons. While he has other significant accomplishments, he is most popularly known for his creation of smart co...

Blockchain - the Face of Decentralization?

23 Jul 2020 8 minute read 1 comment Ryan Osborne

We live in a rapidly changing world that seems to get less and less stable every day. The institutions that have been the cornerstone to our societies are no longer trusted. The systems that have upheld them have proven to be rotten to the core. Neve...

What is zero-knowledge proof?

12 Jul 2020 3 minute read 1 comment Kluma

What is zero-knowledge proof? Zero-disclosure evidence is a cryptographic protocol that allows one side (the prover) to confirm the truth of the statement to the other side (the verifier), without disclosing any additional information about it (neit...