Ask an Expert

Ask an Expert, with Blockchain WTF founder Taylor Gerring, is a quick and informative question-answer series.

Taylor has been involved in the blockchain space for many years now, and is well informed on all things blockchain and crypto. He has worked with multiple projects, and in our Ask an Expert series, he provides great insights into some major questions that are frequently asked when beginning to understand the technology and how it functions.

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In this series, Taylor covers a wide variety of common blockchain questions, from proof-of-stake to wallet types, and much more. We think this is a good place to start if you have common questions about blockchains and cryptocurrencies.

So, are you intrigued? Then stayed tuned for more insights from the blockchain expert, Taylor Gerring.

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What are the differences between public and private blockchains? Ask an Expert!

Taylor Gerring explains the differences between public and private blockchains, why they are important, and what they both offer to companies & communities.

Ask an Expert: What are ERC20 tokens?

ERC20 tokens are subtokens built on the Ethereum network. In particular, ERC20 refers to a specific token standard to help ensure compatibility between token interfaces. Taylor explains how this works in more detail in this episode of Ask an Expert.

What is Ethereum gas? How does it differ from Ether? Ask an Expert!

Have questions about Ethereum gas? Check here for easy-to-understand information about the Ethereum EVM, gas cost, and transactions fees!

What’s the Difference Between Bitcoin and Ethereum? Ask an Expert!

Want to know the difference between Bitcoin and Ethereum? Ask an Expert is the best resource for a simple explanation on Bitcoin and Ethereum differences!

How to Secure Your Cryptocurrency? Ask an Expert!

Securing your cryptocurrency is an essential step in owning & protecting your funds. Our expert, Taylor Gerring, explains how to keep your crypto safe!

Ask an Expert: Ethereum’s Metropolis Hardfork – What is it?

Ethereum commit part of their Metropolis update on October 16th, 2017. What exactly is the Metropolis hardfork & what will it do for the network?

Ask an Expert: What is an ICO?

Curious about the debate around Initial Coin Offerings? Join us ask we ask our resident expert, Taylor Gerring (and a special guest!), as he gives us a rundown on the crowd investing phenomenon that has taken the cryptocurrency community by storm! Are ICOs worth the risk?

What is Proof-of-Stake (PoS)?

Are you confused about Proof-of-Stake, and how it is different from Proof-of-Work? This post explains it all! Proof-of-Work uses a calculations system. By contrast, Proof-of-Stake has to do with ensuring that the miner/validator has a staked some value to back the block. To understand more, read this Ask an Expert!

What are Hierarchical Deterministic (HD) Wallets?

Hierarchical Deterministic (or HD for short) is way of automatically generating new payment addresses based a series of special calculations. In this part of Ask An Expert, Taylor explains what HD wallets are, different components of them, and why they are beneficial or not for you.

Ask an Expert: Bitcoin Scaling Debate & August 1st

In this episode of Ask an Expert, Taylor addresses the current Bitcoin controversy taking place this August 1, 2017. He will cover the significance, how it will affect bitcoin holders, different possible outcomes and how users can protect themselves.

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