Non-technical

Full Node Friends – Understanding and Running A Fully Validating Wallet

Why you might want to run a full node and details on how to run one for Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum.

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Understanding Address Balances for UTXO Blockchains

Learn about how your Bitcoin wallet balance is actually stored on the blockchain, and how it’s similar to cash.


Intro to Cryptocurrencies – Saint Vincent College 2019

A brief look at the world of cryptocurrencies for finance students at Saint Vincent College on January 28th, 2019. A big thank you to Dr. Mark Abramovic for inviting me to speak to his students in his corporate finance and derivatives classes.

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What’s in Your Wallet? Understanding Private Key Control

A discussion of the different models digital currency wallets use to keep your private keys (and therefore your money!) safe.

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Playing With Blocks: The Basics of Blockchain Databases (Part 1 – Blockchain for Everyone)

What is a blockchain? Why is it so different than a regular database? What is a blockchain good for? This overview of blockchain databases will help explain the basics.

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BIP39 Mnemonics Made Easy (Part 1 – Backups, Simplified!)

This video explains how the Bitcoin developers made backups easy with HD wallets and mnemonic seed phrases.

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Proof of Work, Explained (Part 1 – POW for Non-Techies)

Learn about proof of work algorithms and their applications in cryptocurrencies and anti-spam. This non-technical overview will explain the basic of POW and how it is used to keep bitcoin secure.

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