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"Owen maintains the mining rigs as they search for whatever cryptocurrency earns them the most per watt, but it is his wife Cassie’s trading that really keeps the family afloat. When not homeschooling the kids, she is glued to her computer, hoping to multiply their earnings by trading the cryptocurrencies ...Read More
Is it a race or is China waiting to see Libra succeeded on a mass scale? Only time will tell. " China has long sought to unseat the dollar as the world's top currency with the yuan, also known as the renminbi. " - Likely they are trying to ...Read More
Is Bitcoin really worth the increase in our carbon footprint? “Bitcoin accounts for roughly 0.25 percent of the world’s entire electricity consumption.”
"In cryptocurrencies, Facebook saw both a threat and an opportunity. They held the promise of disrupting how things are bought and sold by eliminating transaction fees common with credit cards. That comes dangerously close to Facebook’s ad business that influences what is bought and sold. If a competitor like Google ...Read More
Liam Gillick talks about a book published in 1998 that foretold the perils of neoliberalism we are facing today. TLDR: `To Live and Think Like Pigs is about the marketization of every gesture, made possible by the accommodations that were made between increasingly cynical class actors at every level and the Ayn Randish pseudo-ethical nerd culture. Under the banner of personal liberty, this culture would come to feed on the ...Read More
„This is the difference between people like me and Mark Zuckerberg.I live in a world where I presume that I could be a potential adversary to the system.“ on information warfare: ...Read More
"The world’s first piece of digital couture created by The Fabricant and worn by Johanna Jaskowska sold for $9,500. But how does one ‘wear’ the couture? There is a 28-day window for the couture’s new owner to provide a photo of the future wearer to the creators in order ...Read More
"Digital security depends on the difficulty of factoring large numbers. A new proof shows why one method for breaking digital encryption won’t work."
"I remember something Roger Ver told me, right around when he was explaining why he trusted markets more than democracies. “No amount of coercion,” he said, “can solve a math problem.” That’s true. But it’s also the case that no amount of mathematics can delete human prejudice, and no ledger ...Read More
drop gang drug distribution using proof of stake to ensure delivery of goods: ​> To prevent theft by the distribution layer, the sales layer randomly tests dead drops by tasking different members of the distribution layer with picking up product from a dead drop and hiding it somewhere else, after verification of the contents. Usually each unit of product is tagged with a ...Read More
Ethereum 2.0 will be rolled out in several phases, with the final phase being expected in 2019 or 2020. In the meantime Dapps won’t probably wait that long and will start to explore other scalability solutions such as sidechains (Loom, Raiden, POA network…). When ETH 2.0 is ready, these sidechains ...Read More