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#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 […]

Assorted links for 10/22/2019

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1. The year of the NBA unicorn (NBA, Axios) 2. Automating humans with AI (AI, Axios) 3. Mammon. Far from representing rationality and logic, capitalism is modernity’s most beguiling and dangerous form of enchantment by Eugene McCarraher (society, aeon) 4. The city trying to make urban living good for your health (cities, BBC) 5. The World Can Make More Water From the Sea, but at What Cost? (technology, NYT)

Assorted links for 09/16/2019

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1. With Harvard as the Backdrop, NBA Players Learn Business from the Best and Brightest (Sports Illustrated) After NBA representives noticed the interest across the league and reached out, Elberse and others put together the mentor-based program that gives athletes insight into the business world by pairing them with second-year MBA students who share similar interests. The program, which started with only NBA players, has been expanded to include players from the WNBA and NFL, […]

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 […]

Assorted links for 08/17/2019

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1. Super Sad True Chef Story by Samuel Ashworth 2. Silicon phoenix: A gifted child, an adventure, a dark time, and then … a pivot? How Silicon Valley rewrote America’s redemption narrative by Cat McGowan Also: There are no better stories in failures This paper presents evidence of performance persistence in entrepreneurship. We show that entrepreneurs with a track record of success are much more likely to succeed than first-time entrepreneurs and those who have […]

Assorted links for 08/05/2019

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1. NBA Coaches Shouldn’t Be Able to Challenge the Refs. Players Should Be 2. Five years ago, the doctor Kent Brantly was evacuated back to the U.S. after being infected with Ebola—against the wishes of the man who is now president 3. Russian Land of Permafrost and Mammoths Is Thawing 4. How I switched from academia to science communication 5. The American Exception 6. The Death Rattle of White Supremacy