Gergő Várhegyi

Algorand was founded in 2017 before launching its mainnet and ALGO token in June 2019. The blockchain deals with the common scalability and consensus mechanism issues common to first and second-generation blockchains. Algorand’s main feature is its Pure Proof of Stake consensus protocol that randomly selects validators weighted by their staked ALGO coin. Users who […]

Gergő Várhegyi

SolScan is an alternative Solana blockchain explorer. It gives you access to blockchain data regarding transactions, contracts, accounts, and more. If you regularly use Solana or do any troubleshooting, understanding how to use a blockchain explorer is extremely useful. SolScan also has DeFi and NFT dashboards and an analytics platform to browse. You can also […]

Gergő Várhegyi

Layer 1 refers to a base network, such as Bitcoin, BNB Chain, or Ethereum, and its underlying infrastructure. Layer-1 blockchains can validate and finalize transactions without the need for another network. Making improvements to the scalability of layer-1 networks is difficult, as we’ve seen with Bitcoin. As a solution, developers create layer-2 protocols that rely […]

Gergő Várhegyi

Harmony is a layer-1 blockchain using sharding and Effective Proof of Stake to achieve scalability, security, and decentralization. The network was launched in 2019 and features trustless cross-chain bridges and four shards, which process transactions in parallel. Effective Proof of Stake encourages decentralization of validators, and sharding shares the network’s load among validators, delegators, and […]

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