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Bitcoin Nodes: The Key Players on Bitcoin´s Decentralization
1 July, 2021

We´ve seen many times confusion within the community when discussing concepts such as bitcoin fully validating nodes and their importance for the security of the network. Hence, we have decided to create a guide that discusses the importance of running a Bitcoin node. Let´s get into it! What is a Bitcoin Node? A Bitcoin node […]

Renewable Energies: A Glimpse into the Future of Bitcoin Mining
24 June, 2021

For many years, hashing power centralization has been considered by some people as a weakness for Bitcoin and the entire cryptocurrency market. We have recently seen wide news coverage related to mining pools exiting China and the hashing rate has certainly decreased abruptly. Although this could have a short-term negative impact on Bitcoin’s price, it could […]

Bitcoin Mining Evolution: CPUs, ASICs & Merged Mining
17 June, 2021

Bitcoin (BTC) mining is one of the most rewarding but also most challenging activities in the cryptocurrency industry. Since its inception, Bitcoin has experienced a vast evolution from CPU mining (where simple retail computers were able to participate on the Bitcoin network and generate rewards) to ASIC-based and merged mining. In this post, we will analyze […]

Blockchain Enterprise Solutions: Decentralized Cloud Services
10 June, 2021

Blockchain technology has become one of the most praised technologies over the last years. Alongside the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), distributed ledger technology (DLT) is now among the most potentially revolutionizing solutions that exist.  Blockchain applications and networks have become incrediby useful to solve daily simple and also complex problems for […]

Bitcoin´s Energy Consumption: Demystifying Myths
3 June, 2021

Bitcoin’s energy consumption has become a hot topic of discussion recently. The terms energy consumption and carbon footprint are used interchangeably to criticize the energy-intensive Bitcoin POW mining process. However, they have different meanings. According to estimates by the Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index, the Bitcoin network consumes 116 Terawatt Hours (TWh) of electricity per year. […]

Wrapped Tokens: A Brief Introduction to WBTC & WETH
27 May, 2021

Since the development of Bitcoin´s blockchain in 2008, more cryptocurrencies have risen to prominence. These new tokens took Bitcoin’s promise of a decentralized and censorship-free digital currency to new heights.  Ethereum (ETH) introduced smart contracts and decentralized applications to blockchain technology. Litecoin (LTC) offers fast payment settlement and cheap transaction fees. Privacy coins like Monero […]

Blockchain Use Cases: DeFi, Domain Name Systems, Storage & Marketplaces
20 May, 2021

The rise of cryptocurrency and digital tokens has brought significant attention to the idea of decentralization. Originally seen as a founding principle of the cryptocurrency dream, decentralization has since become a key block of DeFi and other blockchain projects. Satoshi Nakamoto developed Bitcoin as a censorship-free digital currency, free from the purview of any government […]

RSK Contributions to the Blockchain Interoperability Landscape
13 May, 2021

Blockchain technology has continually been touted as the biggest tech innovation since the Internet and there are few reasons to argue otherwise. This emerging tech’s potential is far-reaching across different industries and could very well change the way a common man interacts with their immediate surroundings. However, there are some caveats and a major one […]

Withdrawing DAI without paying high gas fees on Ethereum is now possible
11 May, 2021

Due to the high costs of gas in the Ethereum network, DAI stablecoin users have to think twice before making a transaction. Depending on the amount, gas prices can add up to as much as 50% of the transaction total. RSK and MakerDAO are offering an alternative that accesses the Rootstock blockchain through Defiant, a […]

Payments in The Crypto Industry: RIF’s Contributions to the Ecosystem
7 May, 2021

The payments industry is one of the central pillars of global trade and finance. It enables the seamless transfer and settlement of money between local and international peers. The industry has evolved significantly from the time of its inception. In its early days, all payments were cash-settled in person and took days for settlement. Cash […]