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An R package for alignment-free network comparison – The Alan Turing Institute

An R package for alignment-free network comparison Speakers: Martin O’Reilly (The Alan Turing Institute, UK); Gesine Reinert (University of Oxford and The Alan Turing Institute, UK) Date: twenty four August 2017 The representation of data as a network has become common across many disciplines, with network representations proving powerful in areas from finance to biology to cyber security.

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Adam Back – Enabling Blockchain Innovations with Pegged Sidechains, Genius

Enabling Blockchain Innovations with Pegged Sidechains Enabling Blockchain Innovations with Pegged Sidechains Lyrics David Chaum introduced digital cash as a research topic in 1983, in a setting with a central server that is trusted to prevent double-spending[Cha83]. To mitigate the privacy risk to individuals from this central trusted party, and to enforce fungibility, Chaum introduced the blind signature, which he ...

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A Plain Guide to Blockchain Forks

blockchain fork As the adoption of blockchain grows, so does the need to understand the lexicon around it. A fork is a common blockchain technical term used specifically in the ongoing scaling debate, yet it causes a lot of confusion, particularly for those fresh to the technology. Knowing what it means puts you in a better position to go after ...

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A gentle introduction to bitcoin mining, Bits on blocks

Bits on blocks A gentle introduction to bitcoin mining Recently over dinner, I was asked to explain bitcoin mining, and I struggled as it is entangled with a number of other concepts. Here’s my attempt at violating it down into bite-sized lumps. What is bitcoin mining? Mining is the process of writing pages (blocks) of bitcoin transactions into the bitcoin ...

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A Brief History of the Bitcoin Blockchain

A Brief History of the Bitcoin Blockchain Bitcoin and the concept of its blockchain were very first introduced in the fall of two thousand eight as a whitepaper and later released as open-source software in 2009. The author who very first introduced Bitcoin in that two thousand eight whitepaper is an anonymous programmer or cohort working under the name of ...

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8 Credit Card, powered by Blockchain

Credit Card, powered by Blockchain This week’s idea from the future is submitted by Shival Gupta. He shares interesting insights on Startups and Products, and can be found on Twitter (@braveproductguy) and Medium (@shivalgupta). To idea is to design a credit card system based on peer-to-peer lending such that there is no central bank/organization involved in this design.

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2017 Predictions, Pt

two thousand seventeen Predictions, Pt. Trio: Blockchain, Fog Computing, Business-by-Voice Already being hailed as the year of unpredictability, two thousand seventeen promises to be anything but business-as-usual. Amid a maelstrom of disruptive technologies set to switch how we interact and do business, there is also an inspiring confidence in the power of the individual to create, discern, and manage in ...

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0x is Laying the Foundation for the Token Economy – 0x Project

0x is Laying the Foundation for the Token Economy We’re excited to announce that Polychain Capital, Pantera Capital, Blockchain Capital, Jen Advisors and Fintech Blockchain Group have backed the 0x team in our efforts to develop an open protocol for decentralized exchange on the Ethereum blockchain. Additionally, Augur, Aragon, Maker and Melonport are among the very first to fucking partner ...

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