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.

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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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!

Ask an Expert: How do I keep my cryptocurrency secure?

If you have questions about keeping your cryptocurrency securely and safely, this Ask an Expert is for you. It’s great that you’re thinking about the future and how you can protect your cryptocurrency. The first thing to know is that there are varying levels of security with tradeoffs in terms of convenience. Read more about securing your crypto here.

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 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 & Ethereum: What’s the difference?

As you may know by now, Bitcoin with the first and original cryptocurrency. Several years passed before other blockchains came about, like Litecoin and Ethereum. Taylor explains essential differences and similarities in the Ethereum and Bitcoin blockchains. He also addresses the issue of scaling in this discussion.

Ask an Expert: What is Ethereum gas and how is it different from Ether?

Ethereum gas is a core component of Ethereum’s blockchain network. In this episode of Ask an Expert, our blockchain expert Taylor explains what Ethereum gas is, and how it differs from Ethereum’s cryptocurrency: Ether.

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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