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I live in the Adirondack Mountains of Northern New York. I wouldn’t describe my home as ‘remote,’ but it is a thirty minute drive to the nearest city. We make the trek several times a week for groceries…

Most cryptocurrencies offer their users some degree of privacy and anonymity. While a wallet address can sometimes be tracked, and transactions can be monitored, the user still has to be positively linked to the wallet. Monero avoids all of this by creating a completely private, secure and obfuscated blockchain. …

In active, real-world usability, one cryptocurrency is queen to Bitcoin’s king. Dash, previously Darkcoin and XCoin, has integrated their currency with online merchants in a one-by-one crawl towards acceptance. This “Boutique” approach may be a work intensive way of going about usability, but it has some advantages over the lofty…

From the time that the first blockchain was created, it was inevitable that someone would try to create a successor. Easily the most prevalent of the would-be replacements is IOTA’s Tangle network. The IOTA Foundation imagines a world where the entirety of the Internet of Things runs using the using…

There are myriad options for structure in a cryptocurrency’s development team. A few of the previous primers have covered blockchain companies, non-profits and even technocratic councils made up of research scientists. NEM is something of an outlier, coalescing out of the Bitcoin Talk Forums from a grassroots campaign to fork…

As we go through the list, we’re starting to get out of the digital currency assets and into the more conceptual product cryptocurrencies. The top contender in this market, at the moment, is the EOS Blockchain. Operated by an offshore company titled block.one, the EOS cryptocurrency is designed from the…

There is a commonality among almost all of the top cryptocurrencies; they are intended to be used as a digital currency. While this may sound obvious, many of the altcoins within the system are actually designed to run proprietary systems or decentralized applications — basically any of the ERC20 standard…

Adam C. Stone

I am a freelance technical writer in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Sometimes I also like to dabble in fiction or opinion pieces.

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