Ethereum

Smart Contracts – Under the Hood and EVM

đź’ˇ Info: This article originally appeared under the Finxter brand — in collaboration with NotSatoshi. Enjoy! In the previous posts, we developed simple smart contracts, deployed them using Remix or Truffle, and interacted with them using JSON-RPC interface providers such as using web3.py or web3.js. In this post, we shall take a closer examination into …

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Blockchain Consensus Mechanisms – An Overview

This article originally appeared on the Finxter blog—our companion blog for learning programming languages. Finxter Blog: Common Consensus mechanisms in Blockchains We know what a blockchain is and its wide applications. Blockchain is a distributed computing technology involving multiple nodes distributed across geographies. The problem is to ensure that each node gets the exact copy …

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Setting up Polygon With Metamask

What Is Polygon? Previously Matic Network, Polygon functions as a framework designed to connect blockchain networks (i.e. interoperability). Polygon seeks to build upon Ethereum’s limitations (poor user experience, throughput, lack of governance). Their solution is a sidechain. Developers can tailor their needs and launch preset blockchain networks. This means that the creation of sovereign blockchains …

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dydx – A Simple Illustrated Guide with Video

dYdX is an open-sourced, decentralized exchange (DEX) built on the Ethereum blockchain. Users can lend, borrow, and bet using the margin trading protocol on the future prices of crypto assets. Tools you’d normally find in traditional finance markets will be brought to the forefront with dYdX. dYdX plans to take DeFi (decentralized finance) to the …

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The Blockchain Internal Structure

In this article, we will cover the internal data structure of a blockchain (w.r.t Bitcoin). We delve into the blockchain organization and look at the contents of each block, forming the basis of the blockchain. As a novice to the blockchain, understanding blockchain internals assists a lot if one has the thirst to build the blockchain(cryptocurrency). If …

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