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An Overview of Cryptocurrency Consensus Algorithms –

One of the most important aspects of a decentralized cryptocurrency project is the consensus algorithm it employs. A consensus algorithm is crucial to the implementation of a digital currency because…
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Want to really understand how bitcoin works? Here’s a gentle primer

Want to really understand how bitcoin works? Here’s a gentle primer | Various computer and geek stuff | Scoop.it
Ars goes deep on the breakthrough online payment network.
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Mastering Shitcoins: The Poor Man’s Guide to Getting Crypto Rich

You had dreams of telling your boss where to shove it while you drove off in your shiny new pink Cadillac looking for the meaning of life but it didn’t happen. Maybe you sat on the sidelines waiting…
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How does blockchain really work? I built an app to show you.

How does blockchain really work? I built an app to show you. | Various computer and geek stuff | Scoop.it
To see your current blockchain, enter blockchain or bc into the command prompt. You should see a block like the image below. Every blockchain will start with the� Genesis Block. As you will see…
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Comment j’ai quitté Google et plaqué Microsoft

En 2015, après une longue période d'hésitation, j'ai sauté le pas. J'ai décidé que Google, Facebook ou encore Microsoft seraient pour moi des connaissances lointaines, et non des compagnons de route.

On a du mal à croire qu'il soit possible d'envisager sérieusement une telle transformation sans se couper du monde et du confort que nous offre le Web. Pourtant, ça l'est.



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Learn OpenGL, extensive tutorial resource for learning Modern OpenGL

Learn OpenGL . com provides good and clear modern 3.3+ OpenGL tutorials with clear examples. A great resource to learn modern OpenGL aimed at beginners.
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Essence of linear algebra preview

This introduces the "Essence of linear algebra" series, aimed at animating the geometric intuitions underlying many of the topics taught in a standar
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Meet PoisonTap, the $5 tool that ransacks password-protected computers

Meet PoisonTap, the $5 tool that ransacks password-protected computers | Various computer and geek stuff | Scoop.it
The perils of leaving computers unattended is about to get worse.
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Microsoft Azure's CTO Wants Blockchain to Connect Every Industry - CoinDesk

Microsoft Azure's CTO Wants Blockchain to Connect Every Industry - CoinDesk | Various computer and geek stuff | Scoop.it
Microsoft Azure’s chief technical officer, Mark Russinovich, envisions a world where every industry is connected by a blockchain consortium.
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William Mougayar: "Blockchains: Past, Present and Future" | Talks at Google

The Business Blockchain charts new territory in advancing our understanding of the blockchain by unpacking its elements like no other before. Willia
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Introduction - Vulkan Tutorial

Vulkan graphics and compute API tutorial extensively covering all the basic principles.
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A tale of two cryptocurrencies: Ethereum and Bitcoin's ongoing challenges • Tony Arcieri

It’s been one of the most interesting months in the history of cryptocurrency. The price of Bitcoin has soared up to nearly $800 (then dropped to $675 as $19 million in BTC hit the market) as the reward for mining a block is soon set to be halved.... | Tony Arcieri | Hi there. I work on the Platform Security Team at Square. These days I dabble in cryptography, but in the past made the Celluloid actor framework for Ruby and the Reia programming language
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Blockchain Company's Smart Contracts Were Dumb

Blockchain Company's Smart Contracts Were Dumb | Various computer and geek stuff | Scoop.it
What matters more: What the code said or what people thought it said?
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A beginner’s guide to getting started in the cryptocurrency world

It’s not a secret, I’m inordinately passionate about decentralization. I spend a lot of time discussing the many ways the protocols supporting the ecosystem can, have and will impact society. Since…
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Cryptocurrency World: All You Need to Get Started – Hacker Noon

Today, (December 17, 2018), the price of Bitcoin is now almost $20,000. At the start of the year, the price was just under $1,000. There is a lot of hype not just around Bitcoin but the…
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Passwords Evolved: Authentication Guidance for the Modern Era

Passwords Evolved: Authentication Guidance for the Modern Era | Various computer and geek stuff | Scoop.it
In the beginning, things were simple: you had two strings (a username and a password) and if someone knew both of them, they could log in. Easy. But the ecosystem in which they were used was simple too, for example in MIT's Time-Sharing Computer, considered to be the first computer
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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Blockchain, Tokens, ICOs: Why should anyone care?

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Blockchain, Tokens, ICOs: Why should anyone care? | Various computer and geek stuff | Scoop.it
…and multi-million dollar token sales are commonplace, as are front-page headlines from traditional news outlets discussing Ethereum, Bitcoin, ICOs, tokens, hard forks, and other technical topics. I…
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Blockchain – The Next Big Thing for Middleware

Blockchain, most well known as the technology behind Bitcoin, has uses far beyond cryptocurrencies. This article explains the use cases and technical concepts behind blockchain, gives an overview about available services, and points out why middleware is a key success factor in this space.
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Zeppelin: a Secure Smart Contracts Open-Source Framework for Blockchain Applications

Zeppelin is a MIT licensed open source secure smart contract development framework to build blockchain applications. It's a community effort pioneered to ensure only secure, tested and audited smart contract code makes it to a production blockchain, to reduce incidents such as "The DAO" hack. Zeppelin is intended to be blockchain-agnostic, but in the beginning they are focusing on Solidity tools.
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Stick a Fork in Ethereum

Stick a Fork in Ethereum | Various computer and geek stuff | Scoop.it
How a hard fork works: (I already know how a fork works, skip to the bitching) Ethereum is a network of nodes, all running the same client protocol. Starting yesterday, many nodes began running a n…
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Bayesian machine learning - FastML

Bayesian machine learning - FastML | Various computer and geek stuff | Scoop.it
So you know the Bayes rule. How does it relate to machine learning? It can be quite difficult to grasp how the puzzle pieces fit together - we know …
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Phil Does Security | Chasing the DAO Attacker’s Wake

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