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How Google and Twitter move the #market for #bitcoin | #economy #cyberculture

How Google and Twitter move the #market for #bitcoin | #economy #cyberculture | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
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Anyone who has followed bitcoin over the last three years knows that its price is an ad nauseum repeat of price spikes followed by mini crashes. Some of them have been triggered by external stimuli, like MtGox being hacked in 2011 before it ultimately met its demise this past March. The cycle — more like a roller coaster — of bitcoin price movements is becoming an interesting research topic for academics. However, how much of the price fluctuation has to do with the hype around the cryptocurrency?

Researchers at ETH Zurich, a university in Switzerland, decided to study how social information online affected the price in their paper:

 

“The digital traces of bubbles: feedback cycles between socio economic signals in the bitcoin economy.” http://arxiv.org/abs/1408.1494

 

The researchers looked at Facebook shares, number of tweets, number of downloads of the blockchain client, users on the network and the number of searches on both Google and Wikipedia to try to find a correlation between the price and the online network.

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#Bitcoin made simple | #socialchange #Economy

In 190 seconds we explain what Bitcoin actually is, where the idea came from, and the impact it's having around the world

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Baffled by bitcoin? Confused by the concept of crypto-currencies? Well, fear no more. In 190 seconds we explain what bitcoin actually is, where the idea came from and the impact it's having around the world. Is bitcoin the future of finance, a potential destroyer of the economy ... or just a silly slice of technical utopianism?

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World Internet Users Statistics #Usage and World Population #Stats

Internet World Stats, Population and Internet Users in all countries and usage in all regions of the world. The Internet Big Picture.

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Our Self-Inflicted #Complexity | #economy

Our Self-Inflicted #Complexity | #economy | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

Our ability to make progress against large-scale problems requires that we figure out how to tackle inter-domain complexity writes Roger Martin. The HBR blog post is part of a series of perspectives on complexity leading up to Global Drucker Forum in Vienna 14 + 15 November 2013. 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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My own clan — the economists — is particularly inclined in this direction. There are a thousand economists working on partial equilibrium problems for every one working on a general equilibrium problem. This is despite the fact that no one would contest that general equilibrium clarity is the most valuable knowledge by far. Why? Because it is really difficult to specify any general equilibrium cause-and-effect relationships.

 

Instead, most of the guns deployed in modern knowledge advancement are aimed at narrow problems for which the cause-and-effect relationship is specified with the famous “all other things being equal” proviso. Each narrow knowledge domain develops analytical tool-sets that deepen the narrow knowledge domain. Each narrow domain develops ever more algorithmic knowledge, and those developing the knowledge are extremely confident that they are right because they are so specialized within their own domain. The liver expert is completely confident that he or she is correct even if it is the interaction with another condition that threatens your health most.

This approach has created another kind of complexity: inter-domain complexity. Every field is segmented into multiple domains, each with deep algorithmic knowledge, specialized tools, and experts in the domain who think they are absolutely right. And they are indeed right, as long as we ignore the reality of detail complexity.

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A Campaign Map, Morphed By Money : NPR

A Campaign Map, Morphed By Money : NPR | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

We've reshaped the United States based on where superPACs and other outside groups spent their money to air political ads aimed at influencing the presidential election.  The result?  One weirdly telling map.


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In 20 years, we’ll talk about #Bitcoin like we talk about the Internet today | #economy #socialchange

In 20 years, we’ll talk about #Bitcoin like we talk about the Internet today | #economy #socialchange | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
A wide-ranging Q&A with the Silicon Valley investor.
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Digital stocks. Digital equities. Digital fundraising for companies. Digital bonds. Digital contracts, digital keys, digital title, who owns what — digital title to your house, to your car. Like for example, you get a digital title on a car, attached to a digital key, where you own your car on the Bitcoin blockchain and on your smartphone. The key for opening your car and starting your car is tied to that title. And if I sell you my car, automatically you get title, and you get the key that lets you operate the car, and it's all digital, and it's all unique, and it can't be cracked. You've got digital voting, digital contracts, digital signatures. You've got unique pieces of digital content. If you guys wanted to know exactly who had every piece of content you ever made, you can track that. It's this long list. And then every aspect of financial services: insurance contracts, insurance derivatives, currency exchange, remittance — on and on and on. It gives you a chance to basically go after this very broad category of online business in a new way. And, by the way, if we had had this technology 20 years ago, we would've built it into the browser.

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La folle poursuite de Satoshi Nakamoto, le mystérieux créateur du #bitcoin | #cyberculture

La folle poursuite de Satoshi Nakamoto, le mystérieux créateur du #bitcoin | #cyberculture | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Depuis 2008, la presse spécule sur l'identité du créateur de cette monnaie virtuelle. Le 6 mars, “Newsweek” annonçait l'avoir retrouvé,...
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Aux origines du mystère

 

Novembre 2008 : un long article scientifique est mis en ligne. Signé d'un certain Satoshi Nakamoto, il théorise les principes du bitcoin. L'homme ne communique que par email ou sur des forums.  Les premiers bitcoins sont échangés en janvier 2009.....

 

Article: Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System

https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf

 

 

 

 

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The Age of #Context and the #API Economy

The Age of #Context and the #API Economy | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Shel Israel and Robert Scoble's new book Age of Context does an excellent job of laying out our contextual future - APIs are part of what will power that future
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The API Economy


The emerging economic effects enabled by companies, governments, non-profits, and individuals of using APIs to provide direct programmable access to their systems and processes.

Some well-known examples of APIs that are significant are the Netflix phenomena. Roku,Amazon, eBay, Salesforce.com, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Twilioare all examples of companies using APIs to change their business and even how the Internet is used and how it works. The Health Care industry is also very active in providing APIs. The ProgrammableWeb shows there are 129 medical APIs. The controversialHealthcare.gov web site has a powerful developers program with APIs.

 

Programmable Web tracks open published APIs and categorizes them on a daily basis. Programmable Web has now over 10,000 APIs listed and the growth continues to be at over 100% compound annual growth.

 

Needless to say, it is very important for every organization to understand what its role is going to be in this critical emerging API Economy.

 

 

Summary

 

There is no question in my mind about the Age of Context and its subsequent disruption and following benefits. We are just not recognizing that the ultimate success Age of Context will be enabled by the advent of API ubiquity.

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Bitcoin Explained

A short video looking at 'Bitcoin', a decentralized digital currency.

Directed, Designed and Animated by Duncan Elms - duncanelms.com

Written and Voiced by Marc Fennell - marcfennell.com


Via Szabolcs Kósa
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Szabolcs Kósa's curator insight, April 9, 2013 6:01 PM

the price you have to pay for 1 bitcoin is 234 USD at this moment (2013.04.10), up from 184 in 24 hours. check the current price on : https://mtgox.com/