Category Archives: Tech Economics

Understanding IOTA, Tangle and the Coordinator Node

“IOTA is a the native currency on a network designed for the Internet-of-Things. The IOTA team aims to solve the scaling problems of current generation blockchains by implementing what they call the “tangle” or Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG). With IOTA there are no dedicated miners involved or needed in the process of verifying network transactions unlike Bitcoin or the vast majority of other blockchains. In the place of miners, with each transaction that is made on the IOTA network, the iginal creator of the transaction must verify two other transactions on the network. In a way, the miners and users are one in the same. Each transaction requires a small amount of Proof of Work to be done on their part in order to participate on the network. There are no fees in the traditional sense when a transaction takes place, only a small amount of the senders processing power in return for a secured network.…”

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A look at AI and its effects on blockchain by https://goo.gl/wEG4B7


Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence are two of the hottest technology trends right now. Even though the two technologies have highly different developing parties and applications, researchers have been discussing and exploring their combination, and they have been found to go extremely well together...

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Self-made millionaires say you should think twice before going to college by http://ift.tt/2tKdiFl

Self-made millionaire James Altucher has some strong opinions when it comes to the value of college.

In many cases, “a degree means nothing,” he tells Farnoosh Torabi on a recent episode of her podcast “So Money.”

“We’re in an idea-based economy and a skill-based economy, not a certificate based economy,” he continues. “We used to be in a certificate-based economy. It’s just not true anymore.”

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The impact of self-learning software now and in the foreseeable future by https://is.gd/cVoWsf

We’ve spent so long wringing our hands and worrying about artificial and virtual intelligence that we forgot to roll out the welcome mat when they finally arrived.

The future is here — and it’s equal parts exciting and terrifying. Now that our world is populated with computer programs that can teach themselves new tricks, how will things change? What’s still worth worrying about?

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Linux Foundation Introduces Open Source License Agreement for Data Sharing by https://is.gd/fLo55w

Brief: In open source philosophy, you share source code. Why not share data along the same line? That’s what Linux Foundation’s Community Data License Agreement tries to address. I am here at the first day of Open Source Summit 2017 Europe edition, in Prague. Things have just started.

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3 Ways Blockchain is Changing Cybersecurity by https://is.gd/gjixZL

 

 

The tech sector is looking at new uses for blockchain, and information security is one area that holds promise. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies are making their way from the dark alleys of SilkRoad and AlphaBay into the mainstream.

Suddenly, investing in these digital currencies has become something of a fad, with hedge fundsand Wall Street pundits getting on board.

As someone who works in IT and sees both the behavior of customers and platforms, there is a clear trend — though anecdotal — of more interest over both new cryptocurrencies and consequently, matters that relate to safety and privacy.

While digital currencies may provide a new and substantial investment vehicle, the greater revolution may not be through Bitcoin, but through the blockchain technology upon which it is built. Suddenly blockchain is being suggested as a solution for everything from farming to climate change, and from real estate to VR content marketing.

 

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How the ‘Facebook of music’ is using big data to find the next pop star by https://is.gd/i5N9le

“Artists tell us everything about themselves. It’s the Facebook of music,” Perry said. “They aggregate their social media with us. More [concert] show listings for emerging artists are posted with us than any other single site in the world.

Online music hub ReverbNation was founded in 2006 as a social networking and career-building tool for up-and-coming artists. Since then, the company has had a continued track record of success in bringing new talent to the fore in popular music.

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Amazon has an algorithm that designs clothes by replicating human creativity by https://is.gd/8L1w9m

At its core, Amazon’s goal is to remove as much friction as possible from a customer finding what they want, ordering it, and having it land on their doorstep. Its ambitions started with books, but have since extended to just about every other category, including clothes.

MIT Technology Review reports that a team at the e-commerce company, working at a San Francisco research center, has devised an algorithm that analyzes images to learn about specific styles of clothing. It then creates similar new items from scratch.

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