Naomi Brockwell explores why the Twitter hack was different this time and why we should be grateful that they only got away with a bitcoin scam.
Wall Street Journal profiles Beijing preparations to launch its own cryptocurrency, a move that could potentially lead to greater state control.
WSJ’s Steven Russolillo takes a look at official documents to find out more about China’s plans.
Bitcoin’s emergence as a global digital currency has been as revolutionary as it has been erratic. But while fledgling investors obsess over every fluctuation in the cryptocurrency market, nation-states are more interested in the underlying blockchain technology and its ability to revolutionize how business is done on the internet and beyond.
VICE News’ Michael Moynihan travels to Russia with Vitalik Buterin, inventor of the ethereum blockchain, to get a front-row seat to the geopolitical tug of war over Internet 3.0.
Cointelegraph examines how the blockchain industry is blossoming in South Korea, which has become the world’s third-largest crypto economy.
Rising from the ashes of the last speculative frenzy, a new generation of Korean entrepreneurs are investing in real use cases and building the future of crypto.
Siraj Raval covers Google’s claim to have achieved Quantum Supremacy in a research paper that was briefly leaked on a NASA website.
The paper was taken down, but the Internet moves fast to recover data.
In this episode, Siraj explores what quantum supremacy means, what the applications of quantum computing will be, and how a quantum-resistant cryptographic technique called “A New Hope” works.
Google’s Quantum Supremacy paper:
Quantum Machine Learning:
Quantum Computing with D-Wave:
Quantum Machine Learning Live:
The Neural Qubit:
An amazing blog by Scott Aaronson on Quantum Supremacy:
A curated list of quantum computing learning resources:
Ring Learning with Errors Blog post:
3Blue1Brown has one of the clearest and thorough explanations of BitCoin I have ever seen.
On the second episode of Siraj Raval’s educational podcast, he interviews the CEO of the largest cryptocurrency company in the world, Brian Armstrong.
From the video description:
I knew Brian years ago when Coinbase was a relatively humble startup and it’s been mind blowing to see how far they’ve come in such a short period of time, managing the equivalent of billions of dollars in wealth in cryptocurrency. I admire Brian because he wakes up everyday determined to solve the ‘meta-problem’ of financial freedom using cryptocurrency, which he believes can indirectly alleviate poverty, increase entrepreneurship, and help reduce corruption in governments around the world. The President of the USA tweeted about Bitcoin and Facebook released it’s “Libra” cryptocurrency, so it’s an extremely exciting time in the space. I also ask him about his most ambitious ideas regarding the future of payments, and was pleasantly shocked by his answers.
Watch this documentary to find out why Malta might as well be called “Blockchain Island.”
The technology in this video is not only relevant and cutting edge, but it reads like a who’s who and what’s what of the hottest buzzwords around today: Cryptocurrenncy, Python, TensorFlow, Keras.
In all all seriousness, this is a really good demo and exploration of said technologies.
I first heard of Ripple while watching Bloomberg TV, where the CEO of the company was touting the cryptocurrency and its rapid acceptance by the financial establishment. That made me wonder: how could a company “own” a cryptocurrency? Wouldn’t that make it centralized? Isn’t that antithetical to cyrptocurrencies?
Fortunately, Siraj Raval comes to the rescue with a great explainer video on Ripple