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Bitcoin

Hash and Ledger

After reading the Age of Cryptocurrency, I had one new take away about blockchain technology. This epiphany moment was my understanding of the SHA256 hash. The description of how a hash worked put my understanding of the protocol on an even lower level. This hash function can take any input and will output a hexadecimal […]

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How to Setup an Antminer S5

This article will explain exactly how to setup your Antminer S5, configure it to your pool, and get it running on your network. Hardware “>Antminer S5 1155 GH/s Corsair CX750M and a paperclip A router and ethernet cord The most important thing to know when setting up an ASIC miner is that you have the […]

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Computer Programming

Salesforce Lightning – Updated

Updated version – post Dreamforce 15. For the past month or two I really started to understand what Lightning actually is. Lightning is the new UI layer of the Salesforce platform. It is comprised of: Lightning Experience  Lightning App Builder Lightning Components Lightning App Exchange Lightning Design Systems Introduction The framework uses JavaScript on the […]

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Distributed Consensus Protocols

Blockchain technology is the greatest computational advancement we have seen in the past 5 years. In terms of available information, real-time market effects, network effects, sentiment, research, feedback loops for price, volume, transaction levels; there is currently nothing as open and riveting. It is a new distributed database that can potentially be the foundation for an […]

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Computer Programming

Digital Wage

The job market for current college graduates is at a crossroad. In our new digital age, as Marc Andreessen once said, “Software is eating the world”. The internet has emerged as the foundation for our rapid advancement in information technology and the tools and products built on top of it only continue to grow. Because […]

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2015

2014- I mined just about .99 bitcoin, graduated from college, and became captivated by Bitcoin and the future of blockchain technology. As I read and research, and reread whitepapers and write, combine, edit, and go back and reedit; in the process I gain a greater understanding and become more cognizant of what this technology actually will […]

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Smart Contracts and Chains of Distributed Ownership

Blockchains and sidechains: decentralized and distributed store of value and transfer networks that consist of replicated, unalterable, and time-stamped transaction ledgers. Smart contract: a legally enforceable agreement written in computer code made by competent parties, to perform or not perform a certain act.  Contracts may be express or implied, bilateral or unilateral, executory or executed, and […]

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Bitcoin

Views and Nodes

I wanted to see if there was a correlation between the global bitcoin node distribution and the number of visitors to my site by country. 8 out of 10 of the countries listed below are in the top ten in both categories. These countries are the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia, France, the […]

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(Bit)coinWorld at Money20/20

The future has already arrived it is just not evenly distributed yet. This quote explains my overall takeaway from the Money20/20 conference at Aria in Las Vegas. The packed conference halls and sessions were filled with over 7,000 attendees from numerous money services businesses, payment processors, and banks from around the world. I believe the most […]

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Coined: Semantics, Bitcoin, and Law

Semantics are the human window into the language of thought. The existing financial terms are in place as ideals and generally accepted principles that businesses are supposed to know and abide by in order to provide consumer protection. The proposed BitLicense by the NYDFS is a perfect example of where existing financial terms overlook the capabilities of blockchain technology. The […]