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Non-custodial Wallets

In a non-custodial wallets the private key is held by the owner of the wallet.  Whoever holds the private key, also has control of the funds in the wallet, but is also responsible for not losing it, since this will usually…

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P2P Exchange

A Peer-to-Peer (P2P) exchange acts like a match-maker or auction service, matching the buyer and seller instead of initiating the trade right away. The matching is done on the basis of the price and what type of payment is accepted…

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Proof of Authority

In Proof of Authority (PoA), instead of offering up a resource like computing power (PoW) or a financial stake (PoS), Proof of Authority (PoA) relies on validators staking their reputation. Compared to PoW and PoS networks which allow anyone to…

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Proof of Stake

What is proof of stake in blockchain technology? The proof of stake consensus model was proposed in 2012 in response to the substantial amount of electricity and energy required to mine a single block under the proof of work model.…

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Proof of Stake Alliance

Proof of Stake Alliance (POSA) https://www.proofofstakealliance.org/about-us/ is an action-oriented industry alliance advocating for forward-thinking, innovation-friendly regulation of the growing proof-of-stake industry. POSA brings together industry leaders and legal experts to amplify the voices of proof-of-stake protocols, educate lawmakers about this…

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Proof of Work

What is proof of work in blockchain technology? Proof of work is a consensus model in blockchain technology that requires miners to solve computationally difficult math problems in order to add new blocks onto the blockchain. These functions produce data…

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Proof of Work

To add a new block to the chain, miners must compete to solve a difficult mathematical puzzle, using intense computational power via their computers, which consumes energy (electricity). The first miner who solves this puzzle and broadcasts this to the…

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Proof of Work Cryptocurrency List

Cryptocurrency coins using Proof of Work: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Dogecoin (DOGE), Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC) 

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SegWit

Segregated Witness, or SegWit, Segregated Witness, BIP141, was intended to increase bitcoin blockchain speed by to mitigating a blockchain size limitation. SegWit was to prevent nonintentional bitcoin transaction malleability, transmit optional data transmission, and bypass some protocol restrictions including block.…

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