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 […]
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 […]
In this blog post, we present a high-level overview of the paper describing the Ouroboros Proof of Stake protocol implemented in Cardano´s blockchain. After the overview follow some comments about theoretical aspects of the protocol.
In general, Proof of Stake (PoS) consensus protocols elect the network nodes responsible to send the next block to the blockchain on the basis of the nodes’ amount of stake.
Prediction markets are a special kind of betting platforms that can be used for multiple purposes ranging from insuring a crop from bad weather to predicting the outcome of an event based on the wisdom of the crowd. Among other popular uses of prediction markets are hedging an investment, shorting the market, creating a futures […]
In this article we review the main ideas presented in the last cryptoassets valuation Satis Group’s article published by Bloomberg. Satis Group is an ICO advisory firm which has helped model one of the first bitcoin valuation in 2014. According to their report, the cryptoassets ecosystem forecast is promising. Bitcoin and Monero cryptocurrencies are both expected […]
This article aims to extend the analysis of Bitcoin using Metcalfe’s Law performed by Cryptolab Capital on this article. Here, we are going to summarize some ideas and apply them to other major networks. We are going to update the analysis with Bitcoin to review some points and then, we are going to extend the […]
Smart contract security is a serious problem today. Security flaws, misbehavior, and inefficiency are very expensive when you deploy a Smart Contract to the Blockchain. Companies are especially concerned about their Smart Contract code because once it is run, there is no turning back (they are irreversible) and money can be stuck in the blockchain and lost forever. Thus, to make sure their code is written correctly, these enterprises usually hire well known external auditors (like Coinfabrik) because they know that a problem in their code could cost a lot more money if they skip the audit. Since Smart contracts are used to move, store, distribute funds, errors in smart contract code and design must be minimized. Furthermore, since the appearance of the ICOs in the past few years and with their boom in 2017 and 2018, the smart contract security audits have become one of the most ordered services in the blockchain industry.
We are compiling a list of recent technologies developments in the blockchain sector. Our focus is mostly on projects which promise scalability, but includes also proposals which aim to overcome some deficiencies in Bitcoin´s PoW based blockchain, e.g. which aim to improve fairness, usefulness, or privacy. You can find the current state of our work […]
Working for our customers in our blockchain development company we built this spreadsheet which is a work in progress, comments are welcome here, which describes the features of multiple blockchain and sidechain technologies. Views about blockchain technologies range from hype to skepticism. A blockchain is a distributed database and consensus network that can be used to […]