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Another Brick in the Firewall

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Another Brick in the Firewall

Another Brick in the Firewall

What a great welcome. I don’t know if I can keep up with that level of energy.I really like that demonstration of the cognitive and statistical biases in selection.Are you familiar with survivorship bias?It happens when you do a poll like, “How drunk were you at the party yesterday?”The only people here are the people […]

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Coinbase Coupon Code “Buy Bitcoin with Coinbase”

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Coinbase Coupon Code “Buy Bitcoin with Coinbase”

Coinbase Coupon Code  “Buy Bitcoin with Coinbase”

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158,962,555,217,826,360,000 (Enigma Machine) – Numberphile

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158,962,555,217,826,360,000 (Enigma Machine) – Numberphile

158,962,555,217,826,360,000 (Enigma Machine) – Numberphile

DR. JAMES GRIME: This is such an inspiring story, because itshows how mathematicians can save lives.We’re talking about one of the most famous ciphermachines of all time.It’s a code machine called the Enigma machine used by NaziGermany in World War II to send secret, coded messages.And we’ve got one over here.This is not a copy.This […]

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Ethereum Q&A: What happens if there are bugs?

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Ethereum Q&A: What happens if there are bugs?

Ethereum Q&A: What happens if there are bugs?

“What should be done when things go wrong with smart contracts,where funds are lost due to code error and bugs?”This is a really great question. In fact, it is the basis of a giant debate happening primarily in Ethereum.It started with the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (theDAO), which had a massive bug…leading to the loss of […]

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Ethereum Q&A: ‘Coin’ and ‘token’ terminology

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Ethereum Q&A: ‘Coin’ and ‘token’ terminology

Ethereum Q&A: ‘Coin’ and ‘token’ terminology

“Is a colored coin a meta-coin?”I think the term “meta-coin” has only been used by me.I coined it back in 2014, when writing the first edition of ‘Mastering Bitcoin.’I wanted to differentiate between altcoins that have their own blockchain,and coins that use metadata on top of another blockchain.Nowadays, I don’t think that term is useful. […]

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Bitcoin Q&A: Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) and IOTA

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Bitcoin Q&A: Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) and IOTA

Bitcoin Q&A: Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) and IOTA

“What is your opinion on directed acyclic graphs (DAGs)? [Do they] truly have the potential to replace…open and decentralized blockchains? Or is it vaporware?”I don’t think the question is an ‘either / or.’I don’t think directed acyclic graphs, tangles, or other similar formulations, can replace proof-of-workor open decentralized blockchains. I think that’s because proof-of-work brings […]

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Highlights: The Internet of Money – Vol 2

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Highlights: The Internet of Money – Vol 2

Highlights: The Internet of Money – Vol 2

When I’ve discovered itI spent four monthsconsuming as much as I couldexcept food.I lost 26 poundson the highly inadvisable dietof obsession.These open, borderless, decentralized, censorship-resistant …And the reason it’s so fascinatingis because it isn’t what it appears to be at first glance …Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Venezuela, Argentina,Brazil, India, Turkey, Pakistan, the Ukraine –what do these […]

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Bitcoin Q&A: Scaling, privacy, and protocol ossification

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Bitcoin Q&A: Scaling, privacy, and protocol ossification

Bitcoin Q&A: Scaling, privacy, and protocol ossification

Andrew asks about Moore’s Law and Bitcoin scaling.“It has been nearly six years since the one megabyte block size debates began.”“If Moore’s law has held true, computational speed and memory capacity should have increased…by a factor of 8x since then.”“Accordingly, do you think decentralization would be compromised by increasing the block size limit…from one megabyte […]

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Bitcoin Q&A: Sidechains and the security model

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Bitcoin Q&A: Sidechains and the security model

Bitcoin Q&A: Sidechains and the security model

“What is the Liquid sidechain? It looks like a private blockchain,but claims to have some degree of decentralization.”“If it does work, what does it mean…for the Bitcoin community and other sidechain projects, public or private?”First of all, Liquid is a product name. It is the creation of a company called Blockstream,which has a number of […]

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Bitcoin Q&A: BCHABC vs. BCHSV hard forks

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Bitcoin Q&A: BCHABC vs. BCHSV hard forks

Bitcoin Q&A: BCHABC vs. BCHSV hard forks

JJ asks about the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard fork that took place on November 15th, the day before yesterday.We’re just two days [passed] the hard fork.Lots of you had a variety of questions about what this hard fork was and how exactly it happens.What happened in this particular situation: Bitcoin Cash is a [forked] chain […]

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