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A Flash Crash In The Bitcoin Market This Week Revealed The Currency's Biggest Problem

A Flash Crash In The Bitcoin Market This Week Revealed The Currency's Biggest Problem | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it
Confidence is key.

 

The Bitcoin market is booming.

The internet's favorite virtual currency is up over 230 percent since the beginning of the year and up 40 percent from Monday to Wednesday alone.

The latest leg up may be because it looks like the market may finally be going mainstream – now, U.S. banks are getting involved.


Via pdeppisch
oAnth - "offene Ablage: nothing to hide"'s insight:

 

 

It's essential for all miners to enforce exactly the same rules about what counts as a valid block. If a client announces a block that half the network accepts and the other half rejects, the result could be a fork in the network. Different nodes could disagree about which transactions have occurred, potentially producing chaos.

That's what happened on Monday evening. A block was produced that the latest version of the Bitcoin software, version 0.8, recognized as valid but that nodes still running version 0.7 or earlier rejected.

 

 


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/crash-belies-confidence-in-bitcoin-2013-3#ixzz2NkvlTCKq
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Coming soon: Open source operating systems for smartphones and tablets

Coming soon: Open source operating systems for smartphones and tablets | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

Built entirely using HTML5 and other open Web standards, Firefox OS is a Linux-based open source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers. It has been demonstrated on Android smartphones and the Raspberry Pi.

 

Samsung and Intel are cooperating on the development of Tizen, another open source phone project situated within the Linux Foundation. The first embodyment of the system in phones will be Bada.

 


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, March 5, 2013 11:57 AM

Phones are in software walled gardens.

 

Most providers have proprietary operating systems for their phones and even Google's Android is not as open as some would like. 

Linux-based Firefox OS and Tizen/Bada to the rescue. 

oAnth - "offene Ablage: nothing to hide"'s comment, March 5, 2013 4:04 PM
cf. also with: https://blog.mozilla.org/beyond-the-code/2013/03/02/mozillas-dna-and-mobile-world-congress/
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Qui a parlé de Webkit ? Nous avons parlé d’évolution. - Chez: Il y a du thé renversé au bord de la table | offene Ablage: nothing to hide (seenthis.net)

Qui a parlé de Webkit ? Nous avons parlé d’évolution. - Chez: Il y a du thé renversé au bord de la table | offene Ablage: nothing to hide (seenthis.net) | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

 

Url de la source au blog: 

https://dutherenverseauborddelatable.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/qui-a-parle-de-webkit-nous-avons-parle-devolution

 

 

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Il y a quelques jours, Opera a jeté l’éponge sur Presto et rejoint le mouvement Webkit. J’avoue avoir quelques doutes sur les conséquences stratégiques de ce mouvement pour Opera, mais ce n’est pas de cela que traite mon billet. Cette volte-face est bien entendu décevante. Décevante pour la communauté Mozilla car il semble bien que nous venons de perdre notre plus solide allié dans le combat pour la vie privée et le web ouvert. Décevante aussi car la raison avancée par Opera pour cet abandon est qu’il avait trop de développeurs qui développaient non pas des applications web mais des applications webkit.

 

 

C’est bien ce point qui m’inquiète, car il s’agit d’un réel danger pour l’avenir du web entier. À chaque fois qu’une application est développée à partir de standards ouverts, elle peut fonctionner sur tous les navigateurs standards – pas uniquement les navigateurs principaux, mais aussi des navigateurs moins connus ou des navigateurs qui n’existent pas encore. À l’inverse, par définition, une application webkit ne fonctionnera que sur les navigateurs webkit. Si vous êtes un développeur web, souvenez-vous de ces chiffres : cela signifie que votre application va rejeter environ 60% de ses utilisateurs potentiels. Et encore, ce chiffre suppose que 1/ tous les utilisateurs actuels d’Opera vont passer à webkit ; 2/ tous les navigateurs webkit sont compatibles bug-pour-bug et bizarrerie-pour-bizarrerie, ce qui est loin d’être le cas.

 

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