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What Is A Blockchain Address? Just like your home address, bank address, or email address a blockchain address is a unique and secure identifier. This identifier, saved on a blockchain, can be used for sending and receiving cryptocurrencies. However, in contrast to traditional addresses, blockchain addresses are not assigned by centralized authorities. These addresses are […]

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Last week, Datarella and YOU Foundation have launched SmartAid, the first digital donation app that allows for traceable donations based on blockchain technology. SmartAid offers immediate support in crisis situations and lets its donors track their donations until they reached beneficiaries. SmartAid’s first project is “Clean Water for West Africa”, a charity project initiated and […]

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“Not Your Keys – Not Your Bitcoin!” Maybe you came across this quote from the Bitcoin advocate Andreas Antonopoulos. With “keys” he is referring to the private keys, which allow users to transfer bitcoins and other crypto assets. This is the first post of Datarella’s “Blockchain Bites” in which we want to dive in blockchain […]

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When people start talking about blockchain they often mix up the security models with consensus algorithms. If you’ve ever scratched your head when these terms start getting thrown, around this post is for you. Every IT system has some type of security model. Security models answer the question, “how will this system grant access to […]

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We are proud to announce, that Datarella is now an official member of the Alastria Network. Alastria is a non-profit association that promotes the digital economy through the development of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).  We are looking forward to developing sustainable use cases and to providing valuable solutions to industry partners. Further, we […]

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How can a blockchain-based system without a central authority be managed in a well-organized manner? Often, problems like a limited amount of trust or missing rules and processes make it easy to create chaos in such an ecosystem. The challenge is to define processes and a binding set of rules while leaving enough space for […]

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Datarella successfully applied for the Blockpool program and is very proud to announce that it was selected into the 25 companies working on promising Blockpool solutions. The Blockpool call received over 100 proposals from 27 European countries, in more than 11 different DLT-technologies and directly affecting 8 economic sectors. At Blockpool, Datarella will work on […]

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People in the blockchain space often throw around the words Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) as though it was self-explanatory. Additionally, BFT often pops up in discussions about consensus mechanisms.  If you look closer, in the consensus algorithm space there are lots of variants.  there’s pBFT, Tendermint BFT, BFT Raft, IBFT, and Lisk BFT to name […]

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You may have heard people in the blockchain space throwing the term Inter-Blockchain Communication or IBC around lately. This term refers to any technology that allows transactions across multiple blockchains.  It’s not that simple though. There are actually two sub-categories of cross-chain transactions that need to be differentiated. Homogeneous IBC: transactions across two different operating […]

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