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China’s Blockchain Service Network (BSN)

The Blockchain-based Service Network of China (BSN), is a platform allowing individuals, enterprises and organisations to interact over a shared blockchain platform. It also hopes, and could possibly be, the infrastructure used to connect emerging smart cities around the globe. The BSN provides tools for developers to create distributed applications (dapp), that are then run... Continue Reading →

What is Metamask?

Dapp reviews - #1 - Metamask Metamask has been chosen as the first dapplication to be reviewed due to this service being one of the first extensions to allow users to navigate the Ethereum network from the comfort of their browser. Rather than being a dapp, Metamask is something that will allow you to use... Continue Reading →

A Brief History of Bitcoin

October the 31st, 2008 - White Paper 'Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System' was a white paper released under the pseudonym of 'Satoshi Nakamoto'. This white paper outlined the functionalities of what would become the Bitcoin blockchain network. This was the first digital currency attempt that solved the double spend problem, this issue had stopped... Continue Reading →

Stablecoins – What do they mean for crypto?

Stablecoins are one answer to the price instability of crypto-currencies. Whilst of course being much more than just this, stablecoins offer an on-boarding ramp for many who are worried about the drastic price instability of crypto-currencies. Stable is a relative term, to be stable you need to have something to compare against. As a result... Continue Reading →

ERC-20, ERC-721 and other Ethereum standards

ERCs are attempts to formalise specific blockchain use cases, using Ethereum Smart Contracts. Notable examples of these standards are fungible (ERC-20) and non-fungible tokens (ERC-721). Through this short article I will explain the difference between the main ERC tokens and why these standards are useful. ERC means Ethereum Request for Comment and is a way... Continue Reading →

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