Shikhar Vasisht

Shikhar is a cloud application developer by profession and blockchain enthusiast by passion.

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Blockchain Wallet

All of us own a wallet and we store cash in it. So, when we hear ‘Blockchain Wallet’, it seems so justified to assume that it holds cryptocurrency. Right? WRONG! A Blockchain wallet is a software that holds and manages keys that belong to a user. The keys are pair of public and private keys. …

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Binance

Binance is the leading cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, by volume. It features more than 100 cryptocurrencies that are available to be traded among each other. Interestingly, Binance has its cryptocurrency called BNB – short for Binance Coin. Binance coin is what fuels Binance universe. It lets a cryptocurrency trader to pay transaction fee in …

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What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is the world’s first purely electronic, peer-to-peer cryptocurrency, introduced by a group of people or an individual under the pseudonym – Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 through a paper – Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System. Interestingly, the real identity of Satoshi was never revealed. Although, many have claimed to be Satoshi in recent years, …

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Smart Contract

In the world of blockchain, there are two major players – Bitcoin and Ethereum. While the world’s first decentralized currency bitcoin was invented to uproot the monopoly of banking institutions, Ethereum explored blockchain for a different goal. Ethereum project envisioned smart contract, and its capabilities to further the cause of decentralization sparked by the Bitcoin …

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Ethereum Basics

Understanding of following concepts is critical as they are stepping stones for a more in-depth understanding of Ethereum: Ether and its denominations Ethereum’s currency is ETH, short for ETH. ETH is subdivided into further denominations, the smallest being ‘Wei’. Have a look below. It’s worth noting that subunits of Ether has scientific names as per …

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What is Ethereum?

In simplest words, Ethereum is an open-source, public blockchain much like Bitcoin, having its own cryptocurrency – Ether (ETH). It was launched in July 2015 by a blockchain enthusiast Vitalik Buterin, along with a Canadian entrepreneur Joseph Lubin and a British programmer Gavin Wood. Features of bitcoin blockchain like decentralization, digital currency, consensus mechanism, immutability, …

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Blockchain in Finance

Anybody who follows finance news must have observed Bitcoin trending for a few years now. While Bitcoin has made people rich overnight, its underlying technology – Blockchain has far-reaching impacts on the finance industry. Blockchain, with features like immutability, transparency, tamper-proof transactions, consensus-based trust etc., present itself as a potential disruptor in the finance sector. …

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