To keep a record of relevant news for myself in these four categories,
Blockchain • Cyber/ExoWarfare • HyperWarfare • Quantum Computing
I am re-posting those here. Scroll down to access the Blockchain posts.
Too many people ask me about technical and business insights to give them all a decent, in-depth answer: this way I can refer them here for a lot of that, giving them at least a start on the topic (and as a freebie). Posts are automatically distributed to LinkedIn (where they disappear after 30 days) and to a few Twitter channels — for convenience. I do not offer these posts as e-Mail subscriptions. Of course, all sources are clearly marked and mentioned.
Early Trading Shows Clear Preference In Divide Over Bitcoin Cash Fork -- 09 Nov 2018 - Bitcoin copies overview (to grow) An experimental market on a major crypto exchange suggests that bitcoin cash users may favor the more established version of the software, Bitcoin ABC, ahead of an expected fork this month. Due to the technical design of the cryptocurrency, currently the fourth-largest by market ... Read More How does Ethereum’s “Gas” actually work? -- 08 Nov 2018 - "Gas" is the name for a special unit used in the Ethereum network. There are so many terms and technology discussions about this "DLT" platform, while it is eveolving, that this overview might help shed some light onto one of them. It measures how much "work" an action or set ... Read More Ethereum ‘Plasma’ Scaling Solution Stalls – Now Hoping for zCash ‘SNARKs’ -- 08 Nov 2018 - casper FFG or TFG, plasma/plapps, snarks/snapps, serenity/chasper ... Ethereum developer individuals are fighting for their own creations, respectively. Building developer consensus is still far out. Efforts to scale ethereum, the world's second-largest blockchain, are growing more varied as one much-anticipated solution encounters pitfalls amid its continued development. At the ... Read More Companies Withdraw ‘Blockchain’ In Favor Of ‘DLT’ Due to Hype Around Technology -- 08 Nov 2018 - The hype around blockchain technology has caused some companies to stop using the word “blockchain” in favor of “DLT”. A new report from Forrester Research states that some companies are stopping to use the term “blockchain” because they think it is overhyped, business magazine Fortune reported Nov. 6. In ... Read More Chinese Mining Pool BTCC Closes Indefinitely On NOV 30th -- 08 Nov 2018 - It is a small pool these days: does not even show in hashrate distribution; last maintained 2.5% of the hashrate in NOV 2017, in JUL 2016 it had a 13% hashrate cut (see charts below). BTCC Pool, the mining operation of Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange BTCC, will close “indefinitely” ... Read More China: Bitcoin Mining Behemoth Bitmain Releases New 7nm Antminer Hardware -- 08 Nov 2018 - Finally also on 7nm. Bitcoin (BTC) mining giant Bitmain has officially released two new 7nm (nanometer) “Antminer” crypto mining machines, according to an official tweet posted Nov. 5. Bitmain indicated in September that it would be equipping its new Antminer models with next-generation Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) chips. ASIC ... Read More 2018 Ranking: Top 5 Cities To Startup In Europe According To Founders -- 08 Nov 2018 - Berlin is appreciated for its startup ecosystem as it receives 91% approval rate from its followers on this feature. For founders from Central Eastern Europe (54%) and Western Europe (42%), Berlin remains the most desired place to startup. Since 2016, Startup Heatmap Europe has asked over 3000 founders, startup ... Read More There’s a New Plan to Build the Hardware for Ethereum 2.0: “Beacon Chain” -- 03 Nov 2018 - Photo of Justin Drake The Ethereum Foundation is funding efforts to create specializing mining hardware in partnership with blockchain data storage network Filecoin. Announced Thursday at Devcon, the annual gathering of developers in Prague, Ethereum Foundation researcher Justin Drake unveiled preliminary designs for application-specific integrated circuits, or ASICs, that will ... Read More Berlin Science Week & Helmholtz Horizons Symposium 1. to 10. NOV 2018 -- 29 Oct 2018 - Ab dem 1. November findet für 10 Tage die Berlin Science Week vom 1.11. bis 10.11. statt: "BERLIN SCIENCE WEEK 1-10 NOV 2018 is an international gathering, bringing together people from the world’s most innovative scientific institutions in Berlin. It is dedicated to the dialogue between science and society to ... Read More November 2008 to 2018: 10 Years of Bitcoin -- 25 Oct 2018 - A shop in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv shows a visual representation of the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin, now 10 years-old October 31, 2008 marked the birth of bitcoin. Ten years on, the world's first cryptocurrency is at the forefront of a complex financial system viewed warily by markets and ... Read More 3 Benefits of Hiring an ‘Entrepreneur-in-Residence’ -- 22 Oct 2018 - (I was asked how an "Entrepreneur-in-Residence" is defined - and struggling to find a good catch-all explanation, I looked it up) Entrepreneur.com: 3 Benefits of Hiring an 'Entrepreneur-in-Residence' For most companies, having a CEO who's forced to constantly divide his or her attention is a surefire way to kill ... Read More The Blockchain Party is Over: And Vultures Are Circling To Tokenize The World -- 22 Oct 2018 - It’s been a wild ride. The boat cruises. Lavish events. Lambo memes. Champagne on the beach. Conferences across Asia, Europe, Dubai, and the Caribbean. The abundant private VIP dinners and posh after parties sponsored by some hot new ICO. On and on and on. Now the blockchain party is over. ... Read More After TSMC, Now Samsung Has Begun Its New 7nm ASIC Production Process -- 19 Oct 2018 - Samsung’s production wing, Samsung Foundry, has launched a new production process of its 7-nanometer (nm) Low Power Plus (7LPP) process node, which could reduce its energy consumption by up to 50 percent, according to an official press release Oct. 18. The new process, based on extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography technology, ... Read More Bitcoin’s Time Locks -- 12 Oct 2018 - Bitcoin, having no discernible faults, comes equipped with several different time locks. These tools allow you to specify time-based conditions under which transactions are valid. Using time locks you make a transaction now that pays someone next week, add a mandatory waiting period for coin movements, set up complex smart ... Read More