Cryptopedia

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Ethereum
The foremost DApp platform at the time of writing, proposed and founded by Vitalik Buterin in 2013. Development was funded by an online crowdsale that took p...
Wed, 25 Apr, 2018 at 5:29 PM
What is Ethereum Gas? Ether (ETH)!
According to the definition on the Ethereum website, “Ether is a necessary element – a fuel – for operating the distributed application platform Ethereum. I...
Wed, 25 Apr, 2018 at 5:33 PM
What is a "Functional Token"?
A Functional Token - also known as an "Access Token" is a token that is used to access a platform and/or set of APIs. ETHOS is both a Functional a...
Thu, 8 Mar, 2018 at 4:12 PM
What is a Miner? What are Miner Fees?
A miner uses computational power to solve cryptographic puzzles for a Proof of Work (PoW) blockchain. As transactions are sent out to nodes in the network, ...
Wed, 21 Mar, 2018 at 6:08 PM
Private / Public Keys
When performing a cryptocurrency transaction, it is first necessary to have a public and private key. It is the combination of these two keys that allows...
Tue, 13 Nov, 2018 at 3:21 PM
PoW - Proof of Work
An algorithm that rewards participants, known as miners, for solving a cryptographic puzzle. At its heart, the benefits of PoW are security and economy, in ...
Thu, 19 Apr, 2018 at 3:58 PM
SHA 256 – Secure Hash Algorithm 256
Originally designed by the US Government’s National Security Agency in 2001, and released under a royalty-free licence, SHA is considered one of the most di...
Tue, 13 Nov, 2018 at 3:23 PM
What is a Smart Contract?
Smart contracts are in many ways like traditional contracts. With a traditional contract, an agreement is made between two parties, and the financial terms ...
Tue, 13 Nov, 2018 at 3:25 PM
Smart Keys
A Smart Key is a single key that provides access to all of your wallets. The Smart Key is always held by the user and is protected by a backup key that can ...
Fri, 13 Jul, 2018 at 1:20 PM
What is a "Tokenized Security"?
A "Tokenized Security" is a token that pays a dividend, shares profits, pays interest, or invests in other tokens. These tokens may not be complia...
Thu, 8 Mar, 2018 at 4:12 PM