What is Ethereum? | The Ultimate Beginners’ Guide

With the second largest market cap in the cryptocurrency world, Ethereum has drawn a lot of attention from investors and crypto enthusiasts alike. This relatively new cryptocurrency not only presents a significant change to the status quo, it also allows for the quick development and deployment of new applications. Ethereum essentially enables dozens of new and extremely innovative cryptocurrencies to exist. While Ethereum’s utility is obvious to programmers and the tech world at large,...

Understanding the concept of Private Key, Public Key and Address in Ethereum Blockchain

Before we get deeper into the concept of Ethereum Blockchain, it is important to understand how Public Key, Private Key and Address are generated. To make this easier for beginners, I am trying to explain the technical concept with an example. Ethereum key generation is based on elliptical curve ecp256k1. Eliptical curve (EC) is intense mathematics, and there are a lot of great articles on internet covering deep details of elliptical curve. There are standard...

Introduction To Litecoin Wallets

After Bitcoin came into the world markets, we also got another cryptocurrency called Litecoin which is abbreviated as LTC or XLT. In this article I'll be referring to Litecoin as LTC. What is Litecoin? Well, Litecoin is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency and an open source project created in October 2011. It has been inspired by Bitcoin in most aspects but was introduced with some technical differences such as segregated witness and lightning network (currently BTC too...

Certificate on IPFS and Ethereum

We are going through a very exciting phase of technological transformation. Blockchain community is re-designing a lot of existing use cases and trying to solve a lot of unsolved use cases with the help of decentralized, peer-to-peer technology. Certificate generation and verification is one of the uses cases which is being attempted to be gracefully handled by blockchain. Here is one of the possible approach using Ethereum and IPFS. Step 1: Every certificate issuer is...

Geth

What is Geth? For those who are new to Ethereum blockchain, Geth is a popular client that provide the command line interface for running a full ethereum node in 'Go'. Go + Ethereum = Geth By installing and running geth, you can take part in the ethereum live network and mine real ether transfer funds between addresses create contracts and send transactions explore block history and much much more Supported Platforms are Linux, Mac Os and Windows....

How to select the best Ether wallet?

Ha! Everybody knows what a wallet is (at least I hope everyone does :P). It’s a place where people store their cryptocurrency. In the crypto world, A cryptocurrency wallet is a secure digital wallet used to store, send, and receive digital currency like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Bitcoin has been established for a significant period of time. On the other hand, Ethereum currently has the second largest market cap after Bitcoin. Because of this, many...

Introduction to Byzantium and Constantinople

In recent days, with various articles at EtherWorld, we've already covered - Metropolis: Ethereum Hardfork, Introduction to Byzantium. Let us quickly drive into another section, exploring more about the phases of Metropolis. Ethereum's next planned phase Metropolis is a case study into the multidisciplinary, dynamic, inner workings of how the decentralized application platform functions. Ethereum’s developers informed the world regarding the upcoming changes to the Ethereum ecosystem, which is the next milestone release for...

Metropolis Byzantium HF is here - FAQ for users

After long wait, Metropolis is finally here. Ethereum core developers have already succeeded the fork for Byzantium - The first Metropolis HF on the testnet a few weeks ago. The Ropsten test network underwent a hard fork on September 19, 2017 (UTC) at block number 1.7mil (1,700,000). A countdown timer can be seen at https://fork.codetract.io/. The Ethereum network will be undergoing a planned hard fork at block number 4....

Introduction To Bitcoin Cash Wallet

Bitcoin Cash Bitcoin Cash is a cryptocurrency which was created via a fork of the Bitcoin Network. Anyone who had Bitcoins with them before 1st August,2017 had an equivalent amount of Bitcoin Cash with them after the forking took place. People usually refer to Bitcoin Cash as BCH (or BCC). In this article, we'll be using the abbreviation BCH for Bitcoin Cash and BTC as an abbreviation for Bitcoin. This article will talk about...

METROPOLIS: ETHEREUM HARD FORK

Ethereum is an open-source, public, blockchain-based, distributed, computing platform featuring smart contract functionality. Since its creation, Ethereum has undergone some hardforking. The DAO hardfork subsequently led to other Ethereum forks two times in the fourth quarter of 2016, to deal with other attacks. By the end of November 2016, Ethereum had increased its DDoS protection, distended the blockchain, and prevented further spam attacks by hackers. With all the clamor regarding Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, the hard-fork...

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