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Learn more about blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and wallets here. Guarda team has collected the most relevant data for crypto newcomers as well as for advanced users.

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Blockchain

Blockchain

What are Atomic Swaps?

What are Atomic Swaps?

Atomic swaps can be implemented both on-chain – between two blockchains, and off-chain – outside the blockchain. The concept of cross-chain trading is innovative. Daniel Larimer introduced the P2PTradeX protocol considered to be the first prototype of the atomic swap in 2012. The communities of Bitcoin, Litecoin, Komodo, and Decred have played a significant role in the development and growth of this technology.

7 min
What is Decentralized Finance (DeFi)?

What is Decentralized Finance (DeFi)?

The main goal of Decentralized Finance is to create an open, free, and transparent ecosystem of financial services that is available to everyone and not controlled by a centralized government. Throughout Defi projects, users take full control of their assets and interact with the ecosystem through peer-to-peer (P2P) decentralized applications (dApps).

5 min
Softforks and Hardforks

Softforks and Hardforks

In the field of cryptocurrencies, hardforks and softforks are in the focus of considerable discussion among community and investors.

6 min
Ethereum 2.0

Ethereum 2.0

The Ethereum network has become very popular in the world of cryptocurrencies and is currently processing large volumes of transactions. In order to continue the growth of the network, node operators are forced to increase their computing power, which can lead to centralized control.

12 min
What is Bitcoin halving?

What is Bitcoin halving?

The Bitcoin Halving 2020 is the most expected event in the crypto industry. The Crypto community could expect a possible Bitcoin growth model that predicts a new peak after the 2020 halving.

10 min
Tether & the Future of Stablecoins

Tether & the Future of Stablecoins

the crypto market is highly volatile. Stablecoins, including Tether, are bound to solve this issue and offer a crypto asset that is like cash.

3 min
What is staking and how it works?

What is staking and how it works?

Staking is a thing everyone hears about quite often in the world of blockchain. In general, it’s very close to a bank deposit.

3 min
What Are the Network Fees in Blockchain and How Do They Work?

What Are the Network Fees in Blockchain and How Do They Work?

As you might already know, transactions in cryptocurrency come with fees presented by the network. It happens that the services take their transactional fees for sending and receiving cryptocurrency but in the case of a non-custodial wallet like Guarda this does not happen. So, the question is – how are the fees calculated and what are we all paying for when sending cryptocurrency transactions?

5 min
What is a smart contract?

What is a smart contract?

A smart contract is a digital protocol that ensures that a contract is automatically executed when the agreed conditions are met. Smart contracts allow you to process transactions without requiring a third party to verify or enforce the agreement. Agreements are traceable and irreversible.

7 min
What is decentralization?

What is decentralization?

Nakamoto marked the beginning of an evolutionary model, not only from an economic but also from a political point of view.

4 min