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Learn about blockchain, blockchain consensus algorithms, blockchain security, cryptocurrencies, and more in our extensive articles and courses


What Is Ethereum?

What Is Ethereum?

In 2013 the whitepaper for Ethereum was written by Vitalik Buterin. What exactly is Ethereum and what is it capable of. Find out on Binance Academy.
Hards Forks and Soft Forks

Hards Forks and Soft Forks

Hard forks and soft forks are essential to the development of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Learn about the differences between these forks and how they work on Binance Academy.
Proof of Stake Explained

Proof of Stake Explained

Proof of Stake, a consensus algorithm for many cryptocurrencies. Learn about Proof of Stake and how it differs from Proof of Work on Binance Academy.
What Is Lightning Network?

What Is Lightning Network?

The Lightning Network was created by Joseph Poon and Thaddeus Dryja in 2015 to design a payment protocol used as a solution for the scalability problem faced by the Bitcoin blockchain
What Is Ethereum Plasma?

What Is Ethereum Plasma?

Scalability is one of the major points of concern of the Ethereum blockchain. Ethereum Plasma is one proposed scaling solution. Learn on Binance Academy
What Is Bitcoin?

What Is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency ever created. It is highly resistant to frauds and cannot be copied or destroyed. Learn about Bitcoin on Binance Academy.
Difference Between Blockchain and Bitcoin

Difference Between Blockchain and Bitcoin

For newcomers to cryptocurrency, the terminology can be quite confusing and even misleading. Blockchain and Bitcoin - Learn about them on Binance Academy
History of Blockchain

History of Blockchain

Have you ever wondered about the origin of blockchain and how it has changed? Learn about the timeline of blockchain and how it evolved since 1991.
What Is Cryptocurrency Mining?

What Is Cryptocurrency Mining?

Mining plays a vital role in many different blockchains. Learn how cryptocurrency mining works, mining pools, and what mining exactly is on Binance Academy.
What Is a Blockchain Consensus Algorithm?

What Is a Blockchain Consensus Algorithm?

Consensus algorithms are responsible for maintaining the integrity and security of every blockchain network. Learn about these on Binance Academy.
Delayed Proof of Work Explained

Delayed Proof of Work Explained

Delayed Proof of Work (DPoW) is a consensus algorithm designed by Supernet as part of the Komodo project. Learn about DPoW on Binance Academy
What are Nodes?

What are Nodes?

Usually, a node consists of a physical network device but there are some specific cases where virtual nodes are used. Learn about nodes on Binance Academy.
Proof of Authority Explained

Proof of Authority Explained

Proof of Authority is currently being implemented as a more efficient alternative to Proof of Work and Proof of Stake. Learn why on Binance Academy.
Proof of Work Explained

Proof of Work Explained

Proof of Work, the first consensus algorithm ever implemented in cryptocurrency. Learn about Proof of Work and how it works on Binance Academy.
Byzantine Fault Tolerance Explained

Byzantine Fault Tolerance Explained

How can a distributed network of computer nodes agree on a decision, if some of the nodes are likely to fail or to act dishonestly? Learn on Binance Academy!
Proof of Burn Explained

Proof of Burn Explained

Proof of Burn (PoB) is being tested as a possible alternative to Proof of Work and Proof of Stake. Learn about PoB on Binance Academy!
What Is Cryptocurrency?

What Is Cryptocurrency?

What is Cryptocurrency? How does cryptocurrency differ from traditional government-controlled currencies? Learn all about cryptocurrency on Binance Academy.
What Is Binance Coin?

What Is Binance Coin?

Binance Coin was launched in an Initial Coin Offering (or ICO) from June 26th to July 3rd, 2017, 11 days before Binance Exchange opened for trading.
Delegated Proof of Stake Explained

Delegated Proof of Stake Explained

The Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS) consensus algorithm is considered by many as a more efficient and democratic version of the preceding PoS mechanism.
What Is a Coin Burn

What Is a Coin Burn

What are Coin burns? Learn about coin burns, how BNB coin burns, are done and how coin burn are done throughout the cryptoverse on Binance Academy.
How Does Blockchain Work?

How Does Blockchain Work?

Blockchain can seem like a complicated topic to people new to cryptocurrency. Learn the basics of blockchain and how it works on Binance Academy
Bitcoin - The Cost of Mining

Bitcoin - The Cost of Mining

Bitcoin mining is commonly said to be a costly process. Exactly how much does it cost to run a Bitcoin miner? Find out in this video.
Proof of Work vs. Proof of Stake

Proof of Work vs. Proof of Stake

The two most popular blockchain consensus approaches - Proof of Work (PoW) and Proof of Stake (PoS). What are their basics, how do they work?
Positives and Negatives of Blockchain

Positives and Negatives of Blockchain

Get to know about both the positives and negatives of distributed ledger technology all this covered in this Binance Academy release.