A Beginner's Guide to Blockchain Technology
Bitcoin is a digital currency that is being used increasingly all over the world since its inception in 2009. In the years since, many other assets and forms of blockchain technology have been developed. Find out more about bitcoin, ethereum, blockchains, and enterprise distributed ledger technology and how they are being used and evolving with our straightforward guides.
Why Use Bitcoin?
It’s fast, cheap to use, and secure
How to Buy Bitcoin in the UK
Buying bitcoin in the UK
What Can You Buy with Bitcoin?
Spend your bitcoins
How to Accept Bitcoin Payments for Your Store
Learn about bitcoin POS systems
Is Bitcoin Legal?
The current regulation around bitcoin
Understanding Bitcoin Price Charts
A primer on bitcoin price charts
How to Set Up a Bitcoin Miner
Generate bitcoins yourself
How Does Cloud Mining Bitcoin Work?
Alternative bitcoin mining solutions
How to Calculate Mining Profitability
Can you make a ROI?
How to Make a Paper Bitcoin Wallet
Creating an unhackable bitcoin wallet
Can Bitcoin Scale?
A look at the debate and the tech
What is SegWit?
A new way of storing transaction data
What is the Lightning Network?
Off-chain transaction channels
Who Created Ethereum?
How Ethereum Mining Works
‘Proof of Work’ and ‘Proof of Stake’
How to Mine Ethereum
GPUs, mining software and pools
How Will Ethereum Scale?
‘Sharding’ and ‘off-chain’ transactions
What is Bitcoin Cash?
Same blockchain, different characteristics.
Hard Fork vs Soft Fork
Why and how do blockchains split?
What is the Difference Between Litecoin and Bitcoin?
It’s the silver to bitcoin’s gold
How to Buy Litecoin
How to buy the bitcoin alternative litecoin
How to Mine Litecoin and other Altcoins
How to generate your own altcoins
What is Ripple?
Is it a token? Is it a payments platform?
What Can a Blockchain Do?
Identity, recordkeeping, smart contracts and more
What is the Difference Between Public and Permissioned Blockchains?
Can anyone read or write to the ledger?
What is the Difference Between a Blockchain and a Database?
It begins with architectural and administrative decisions
What Are the Applications and Use Cases of Blockchains?
Tokenization, auditing, governance, settlement and more
How Could Blockchain Technology Change Finance?
Cross-border payments, new asset classes, regulatory compliance and more
What are Blockchain’s Issues and Limitations?
Complexity, size, costs, speed, security, politics and more
What is a DAO?
A ‘decentralized autonomous organization’