Public blockchains allow insertion of arbitrary data. Even specific-purpose blockchains like Bitcoin already contain a lot of non-financial data. Although this data insertion can be beneficial in some use cases (e.g. proof of existence), it can also cause damage. If a blockchain contained videos with instructions on how to torture someone, there would immediately be broad consensus that this data must be deleted. But since blockchains are supposed to be immutable databases, the question is: what can be done if this happens?
The security of your crypto-assets depends on one piece of information that you must protect: your private key. If your private key is stolen, all your assets can be stolen. If your private key is lost, all your assets are lost.
Any information stored in a blockchain is supposed to be preserved forever, nobody will be able to change it or even less erase it. But is this really true? Is there any chance that governments or private groups with enough money to finance costly attacks might delete information from a blockchain?
Æternity is a promising blockchain platform with great potential for many application scopes. One such great feature is the native support for state channels.
In this article we will explore how we built a peer-to-peer browser game to explore this Æternity capability; along examine related features of the platform such as ForgAE and companion tools and the Sophia functional contract development language
Facebook’s new permissioned blockchain initiative has been received with well-founded criticism, primarily related to concerns over privacy, but the battle that the Libra Association will spark around the world will probably benefit the struggle permissionless blockchains are facing.
This is a step by step guide that shows how to publish a text in the Roptsten testnet of Ethereum. In order to publish in the Mainnet you will need to select it in the first step of the following tutorial.
If you’ve been following crypto news over the past few months, you have probably heard the words Polkadot and Substrate. However, you might also be curious about what they are exactly, why they’ve been on the news so much and how relevant they are to your business. This article aims to give you a clearer […]
Micropayment take place in pay-as-you-go software service models, micro donations, and the Internet of Things (IoT). In these contexts payments for values which are usually under the smallest unit of fiat money (e.g. $0.001) are needed. Prepaid cards can solve this problem. Another approach uses cryptocurrencies in the blockchain, having the advantage of allowing exact […]
The purpose of this configuration is to generate a Docker environment of 2 nodes connected together running on Geth and monitor them using Ethstat (at localhost:3000). Then we can use MetaMask as well as Remix to connect to the first node (localhost:8545) to send simple transtractions, like sending Ether, or complex transactions like the creation or call of a smart contract.
See our updated article: Algorand Block Explorer and CoinFabrik spin-off Randlabs. AlgoExplorer: A tool for retrieving human-readable data from the new Blockchain Algorand. As you probably know (or you should if you are in the crypto environment), there is a new blockchain right around the corner: Algorand. We are glad to have the opportunity to […]
After testing the performance of Ethereum using PoA, we tested the usability of the CardContact SmartCard-HSM USB token on an ethereum Proof of Authority network. The HSM allows to store and use multiple encryption keys, both RSA and Elliptic Curves (including secp256k1), for applications like issuing certificates as a CA, and with any application that […]
Lately, there has been a lot of talk about permissioned blockchains, in which only certain entities have the authority to validate transactions and generate blocks. The use of these technologies is currently highly required by different companies, since it allows them to store data in a decentralized way and show complete transparency in all their […]