This article will provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of the cryptocurrency ecosystem as of Summer 2018.
This includes high-level introductions and discussions on top current and upcoming projects: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Chia, Decred, smart contract platforms (Ethereum, DFINITY, Cosmos, EOS, Filecoin, Rchain, Tezos, Algorand), privacy coins (Zcash, Monero, Grin/MimbleWimble, Mobilecoin), and stablecoin projects (Basis, MakerDAO).
Recently, there has been a great deal of discussion regarding the value proposition of cryptocurrencies (“crypto”) serving as a “Store of Value”. These discussions have been very thought-provoking yet somewhat complex. In what will be a series of blog posts, I intend to break this concept down for new investors, as well as offer my own insights. Keep in mind that this is a relatively new methodology with constantly evolving theories.
In this tutorial, I'll attempt to demystify the broad concept of the Blockchain by helping you write a simple Blockchain in Go.
From this tutorial you should be able to:
- Understand Blockchain terminology
- Create your own simple Blockchain
- Understand what blocks are and how to create one
- Understand how to maintain the integrity of the Blockchain