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 […]

Blockchain and Python: Exploring the Python Blockchain Package

If you’ve ever wanted to interact with the Bitcoin blockchain directly, here’s your chance using Python! More specifically the python blockchain package interacts with the Blockchain.info API. Installing The Blockchain Package Assuming you have access to the terminal with pip and/or Anaconda installed, you should be ready for the blockchain package installation. Luckily, pip makes it […]

Cryptocurrency Comparison: What are the Differences Between the Major Altcoins?

A quick glance into the Top 100 on CoinMarketCap can inspire many questions. Why are there so many different cryptocurrencies? What do they all do? Which ones are important? In this article I attempt to highlight the main differences between altcoins, in order of their current market capitalizations. I have excluded Bitcoin and Ether for […]

Importing Altcoin Data with Python and The CoinMarketCap API

With a new handful of ICO’s happening every week, the cryptospace has become awash with altcoins, making it increasingly hard to keep up with hundreds of cryptocurrencies. The magnitude of cryptocurrencies makes investing in altcoins fairly difficult, forcing investors to base their assumptions on speculation. As an attempt to alleviate this, I’m going to write a series of […]

Twitter Handles: Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum and Altcoins

As I was scrolling through my Twitter feed today, I realized it was time for an upgrade on the content I was taking in. Below I’ve listed some key players and organizations in the world of Blockchain & Co. In general a few great places to start are: @coindesk – Coindesk is a very popular […]

Should Bitcoin be Treated as an Investment?

Recently, Bitcoin (and many other altcoins) have been skyrocketing in price. Billions of dollars are being poured into the cryptocurrency world lately, but is it with the right intention? Bitcoin as an Investment So with Bitcoin and others steeply rising, now’s a better time than ever, right? Well… maybe, but there’s a few things to be […]