All posts tagged: Blockchain

#HashBased for week 17/2020

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Blockchain / digital currency / Finance / innovation

Worth reading How to Resist Censorship with Bitcoin Giving cryptocurrency users more bang for their buck Academe Harald Kinateder, Vassilios G. Papavassiliou, Calendar effects in Bitcoin returns and volatility, Finance Research Letters, 2019, 101420, in press Raúl Zambrano, Taming the Beast: Harnessing Blockchains in Developing Country Governments, Front. Blockchain, 08 January 2020 Kuang-Chieh Yen, Hui-Pei Cheng, Economic policy uncertainty and cryptocurrency volatility, Finance Research Letters, 2020, 101428, in press Charles Perez, Karina Sokolova, Malick Konate, […]

#hashbased for week 47

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#hashbased is a blockchain innovation newsletter provided by HashBased.com, an OKA innovation brand Bitcoin energy consumption is comparable to a medium-sized developed country (~50-75 TWh) and there are doubts that it can be made more sustainable. Another issues related to bitcoin mining are CO2 emissions and generation of electronic waste. The waste is mainly from discarded ASICS, which can be used only for mining Bitcoin – most ASICS end up being incinerated when new models […]

#hashbased for week 45

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#hashbased is a blockchain innovation newsletter provided by HashBased.com, an OKA innovation brand John Griffin and Amin Shams, authors of the 2018 article “Is Bitcoin Really Un-Tethered?“ have dropped an update on SSRN. The article is worth reading. It has been heavily criticized on Twitter but some of the major conclusions and their implications have not been really addressed yet. We will see this paper being discussed for many weeks to come. AbstractThis paper investigates […]

Assorted links for 10/14/2019

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1. This Is What Adapting to Climate Change Looks Like (climate, The Atlantic) 2. Cows Need Friends to Be Happy (nature, The Atlantic) 3. Why it’s time to start talking about blockchain ethics by Mike Orcutt (blockchain, MIT Technology Review) 4. Flour power: meet the bread heads baking a better loaf (food, The Guardian) Bonus: The Super Zoom

Assorted links for 09/26/2019

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1. The well-educated person by C D C Reeve (aeon) 2. Got any Horrific Child? Discover the list of the world’s 291 weirdest bands (culture, The Guardian) 3. Blockchain: disillusionment descends on financial services (blockchain, Financial Times) 4. ‘There’s no end and no escape. You feel so, so exposed’: life as a victim of revenge porn (crime, The Guardian)

Assorted links for 09/21/2019

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1. Google researchers have reportedly achieved “quantum supremacy” (technology, MIT technology Review)details are sketchy, additional information also in: Google Claims ‘Quantum Supremacy,’ Marking a Major Milestone in Computing (Fortune)What Is Quantum Supremacy, and Why Is It Such a Computing Milestone? (Fortune) 2. Blockchain hysteria: Adding “blockchain” to company’s name (blockchain, Economics Letters)one can compare this to the dot-com boom: A Rose.com by Any Other Name (pdf here)

Assorted links for 09/15/2019

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1. The Old New Trend of Sober Curiosity (society, culture, JSTOR) 2. The Gospel of Oil by Kim Phillips-Fein (history, books, Boston Review) Oil executives themselves historically have been among the most active and enthusiastic promoters of apocalyptic Christianity in the United States, their zeal to drill representing their religious passion as well as their quest for self-enrichment.  3. The Economics Of Artificial Intelligence – How Cheaper Predictions Will Change The World (AI, Forbes) 4. […]

Assorted links for 08/29/2018

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1. The great book scare (history, Smithsonian) 2. Why Not Hi-tech Forms? by Robin Hanson A half century ago, when people tried to imagine a future full of computers, I’m sure one of the most obvious predictions they made is that we today wouldn’t have to work so hard to fill out forms. Filling out forms seemed then to be a very mechanical task, based on explicit mechanical rules. So once computers had enough space […]