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  1. 1. What is Layer 0 in Blockchain technology?
  2. 2. What is layer 1 in Blockchain?
  3. 3. Second layer (layer 2) - what is it? 
  4. 4. Blockchain and its layers - What is layer three in Blockchain (L3)?
  5. 5. Ethereum 2.0 - What is it? 
  6. 6. Ethereum Proof-of-Stake (PoS) - what should you know?
  7. 7. Ethereum London Hard Fork - what is it ? 
  8. 8. What is the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) and how does it work?
  9. 9. Arbitrum: Ethereum scaling solution - everything you need to know
  10. 10. Polygon 2.0 - the value layer for the Internet
  11. 11. Ethereum ERC-4337 - what is it and how does this standard work?
  12. 12. What is an ERC20 token and how is it created?
  13. 13. The ERC-721X VS ERC-721 Standard – Key Differences!
  14. 14. What is cryptocurrency burning?
  15. 15. Examples of the use of WEB3 on the blockchain
  16. 16. What is Web5? 
  17. 17. Blockchain Oracle - what are oracles? 
  18. 18. Polkadot - Decentralized blockchain and DOT cryptocurrency
  19. 19. Polkadot Parachain - Next-generation blockchain
  20. 20. Interoperability in the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain
  21. 21. What is Blockchain sharding?
  22. 22. Mainnet versus Testnet on the Blockchain. The complete guide!
  23. 23. MINA Protocol: the lightest blockchain in the world!
  24. 24. Sustainable Blockchain - Proof of Useful Work & Flux
  25. 25. Cosmos SDK: Building the Blockchain Ecosystem
  26. 26. What is cross-chain interoperability in Blockchain technology?
  27. 27. Blockchain trilemma - explanation of the problem. What is the impact on cryptocurrency payments?
  28. 28. Non-fungible tokens and NFT exchanges
  29. 29. How to make money with NFT?
  30. 30. What is the NFT licence fee?
  31. 31. NFT Gas Fee - what is it? How can you reduce your gas fee?
  32. 32. The main differences between static NFT and dynamic NFT
  33. 33. What is minting an NFT?
  34. 34. What are NFT Ordinals? A guide to Bitcoin NFT.
  35. 35. What is KnowOrigin NFT, and how does it work?
  36. 36. ERC-6551 - the new NFT standard. What does it bring to the non-exchangeable token sector?
  37. 37. What is NFT Lending all about? An innovative solution in the world of cryptocurrencies!
  38. 38. The Metaverse – a new virtual world
  39. 39. Metaverse – TOP 15 virtual reality projects
  40. 40. Technical analysis – is it worth using?
  41. 41. Trading order types: stop loss, trailing stop loss, LIMIT
  42. 42. Market Cap versus Fully Diluted Market Cap - the most important differences you should know!
  43. 43. Set up of Stop Loss and Take Profit orders
  44. 44. What are DeFi liquidity pools?
  45. 45. Real Yield in DeFi - what is this trend? What does it consist of?
  46. 46. Vampire Attacks in Decentralized Finance (DeFi): Explanation and Examples
  47. 47. What are wrapped tokens 
  48. 48. What are security tokens?
  49. 49. What are Social Tokens? 
  50. 50. Liquidity Provider Tokens (LPs). What are they, and why are they so important?
  51. 51. What is the Lightning Network, and how does it work?
  52. 52. What is Play-to-Earn (P2E) and how does it work?
  53. 53. Cryptocurrency steps - What is move to earn M2E?
  54. 54. Segregated Witness - what is Segwit Bitcoin all about?
  55. 55. What are Decentralized Cryptocurrency DEX Exchanges?
  56. 56. What is Curve Finance?
  57. 57. What is GameFi and how does it work?
  58. 58. What is Proof of Reserves (PoR)? How does it work?
  59. 59. DAO Investment: A revolution in the world of finance and investment
  60. 60. What is MakerDAO and DAI Stablecoin?
  61. 61. What is the SubDAO protocol, and how does it work?
  62. 62. How to Create Your Own Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO)?
  63. 63. Atomic Swap: What is an atomic swap, and how does it work with cryptocurrencies?
  64. 64. What Is Cryptocurrency Vesting? What Are Its Advantages?
  65. 65. What Is the Metaplex Candy Machine Protocol? How Does It Work?
  66. 66. What Is the BNB Greenfield Ecosystem?
  67. 67. What Is Slashing in Cryptocurrencies?
  68. 68. Royalties – What Are They? How Does This Type of Licensing Fee Work?
  69. 69. What is TradFi? The importance for cryptocurrencies!
  70. 70. What is the Real World Asset (RWA) trend in cryptocurrencies? Explanation and examples!
  71. 71. Pyth Network: a powerful oracle harnessing the power of Solana!
  72. 72. What are stables in the world of cryptocurrencies?
  73. 73. What Is Binance Oracle?
  74. 74. Shibarium: A new era in the Shiba Inu ecosystem?
  75. 75. What is an ETF? How will an exchange-traded fund on bitcoin work?
  76. 76. Symmetric and asymmetric encryption - key cryptography techniques!
  77. 77. Hedging in cryptocurrencies - great portfolio protection against risk!
  78. 78. How to create your own cryptocurrency? 
  79. 79. What is a Dusting Attack in cryptocurrencies? How to protect against it?
  80. 80. What is a Black Swan?
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14. What is cryptocurrency burning?

It is a process in which tokens (coins) are removed from circulation permanently, ensuring a permanent reduction in supply in the market. How does it work? The coins to be burned are sent to a wallet address, which is only used to receive the coins. That is, no transactions are made on it. It is located outside the network and is intended only to receive cryptocurrencies (tokens) to remove them from the ecosystem. Very often, such a wallet is called a “eater” address. 

Coin Burn is a unique cryptocurrency process; it is the central mechanism of many crypto projects. This process can be seen in particular in the context of ICOs, where unsold coins are destroyed at the end of the ICO.

Coin burning – description of the process 

If you are a cryptocurrency user, you are assigned an address that is used to send and receive coins. All you need is access to the internet to make a transaction.  The same is with your cryptocurrency address. The cryptocurrency network recognizes your wallet address and “allows” you to do business. If this is clear to you, you will easily understand the coin burning process. It happens when the crypto goes to a wallet address that only accepts coins. These wallets, commonly known as burner addresses, do not have their own private keys. Since they don’t have private keys, they don’t have an owner. If the cryptocurrency or token goes to such an address – it is lost forever. Such elimination is traceable on Blockchain.

Reasons for burning cryptocurrencies

You are probably wondering why this whole process occurs. It is to improve the value of assets in circulation. Central banks use the same procedure – they also adjust the amount of currency in circulation to make its purchasing power more flexible. By reducing the number of coins (tokens) of an asset in supply, a given cryptocurrency is supposed to become more valuable and less available for potential buyers.

Some cryptocurrency developers use this procedure for a purpose. There are many other reasons to burn digital assets, but this one is one of the most important. What is interesting – there is no measurable evidence yet that burning an asset actually increases its value. Rather, it is a psychological procedure to act on the mood of investors and users. It is then their behaviour that influences the increase or decrease in the price of a given asset. 

Furthermore, coin destruction is a natural protection mechanism against Distributed Denial of Service ( DDOS ) attacks and spam transactions. Essentially, network users pay a small fee to complete the transaction. Smart contract execution also requires a gas fee on the Ethereum network. Destroying digital currencies is also a similar approach. Instead of paying miners a transaction fee, some projects implement automatic token destruction. As such, a small proportion of transactions are automatically destroyed – Ripple has implemented such a model.

Coin burning, and the Proof-of-Burn algorithm

This is one of the consensus algorithms that, in a blockchain network, is responsible for ensuring that all nodes agree on the true state of the blockchain. The mechanism includes multiple protocols that will use validators to agree on the validity of transactions. PoB allows miners to burn virtual currency tokens. Using this algorithm, they receive the right to mine blocks in direct proportion to the coins burned. For miners, the process is the same – they send coins to the address of the burner. This action does not have any impact on the activity and efficiency of the network. It only uses the energy resources needed to mine the coins before burning them. 

Depending on the implementation, the miner burns the native currency or the currency of an alternative chain. In return, he receives a reward in the native coin of the respective blockchain.

The whole process involved in burning coins makes the network agile. Participants get rewards for doing so. Both for burning their coins and the coins of other users of the system. 

Cryptocurrency burning and the balance of crypto mining 

When miners mine a new block, then the rate of coin creation in the Proof-of-Work system decreases. This treatment keeps the miners’ activity regular. To mine coins, they have to burn the previous ones. Burning cryptocurrencies is an excellent method to prevent unfair advantages for novice miners. This is why PoB uses a mechanism that even promotes periodic coin burning. All to maintain a balance between novice miners and new users. 

Is burning cryptocurrencies a good thing?

Coin burning is a relatively new approach to cryptocurrency projects. The benefits here are particularly extensive – from environmental protection to increased value. Furthermore, this approach circumvents the Securities Act and maximizes the added value generated for network participants.

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