Building a Simple, Local, Python Blockchain – Part 2

Introduction – Mining Local Blocks in Python In this guide, we will implement a local proof-of-work mining algorithm in python to illustrate how blocks are mined on a network like Bitcoin. This is a continuation of the original Building a Simple, Local, Python Blockchain – Part 1. Note: A few tweaks from the Part 1 code will […]

indaHash: A One Stop Shop for Brands, Influencers, and Fans

Social media has become an essential part of everyday life for millions of people as they use it to follow and keep updated on their favorite movies, music, and internet celebrities. The range of influence that these celebrities possess is massive, and many companies and brands pay top dollar for ads and product placement in […]

CoinMarketCal: Scraping Information for Crypto Analysis

Warning: Coinmarketcal.com has changed layouts, thus the code no longer applies – still a great guide & reference.     If you’ve ever been to CoinMarketCal.com, you’ll noticed an abundance of crowd sourced information about cryptocurrency updates, roadmaps, and other changes. I wanted to use the crowdsourced roadmap data to see if it had any […]

Getting Started with the CryptoCompare API in Python

If you’ve ever browsed CryptoCompare.com, you’ll find it to be a wealth of crypto knowledge on anything from mining to ICO’s to exchanges. It’s user friendly website is built to be accessed by anyone regardless of experience, but what many people don’t realize is the vast amount of information that can be used for analytics […]

Researching ICO’s: A Study of Two Initial Coin Offerings

With more ICO’s being released everyday, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to filter out scams and low-potential coins from influential ideas and high-growth coins. This guide serves to analyze the potential of ICO’s in the long term. It is not meant to find coins that will make you lots of money very quickly. Instead, it relies on […]

It’s Time: Moving Bitcoin from Coinbase to Electrum

I’m sure you’ve heard the terms UASF, UAHF, and BIP148 tossed around in the past few weeks, but what’s really going on? and what does that mean for the average Bitcoin user? I would suggest checking out http://www.uasf.co/ for full details, but effectively on August 1st, 2017 we could see the Bitcoin blockchain split into multiple […]

Beginning Solidity: Creating a Cryptocurrency Token on the Ethereum Network

If it seems like there’s a new cryptocurrency being released every day, it’s because there is. Some of the big crypto-players have set up platforms to make the creation of your own ‘cryptocurrency’ simple. For example, Ethereum-based projects like Golem and Augur. These are run on the same blockchain as Ethereum, so they’re typically referred to […]

Building a Simple, Local, Python Blockchain – Part 1

It’s one thing to understand the concept of a blockchain, but it’s an entirely new level of understanding to be able to implement one. In the following series of tutorials, you will learn how to develop a very simple blockchain using Python 3. This tutorial is for people who are fairly familiar with blockchains. If you need assistance with […]