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Crypto’s 80% Plunge Is Now Worse Than the Dot-Com Crash

The Great Crypto Crash of 2018 looks more and more like one for the record books.<p>As virtual currencies plumbed new depths on Wednesday, the MVIS …

Dot-com

The web as a database: The biggest knowledge graph ever

Imagine you could get the entire web in a database, and structure it. Then you would be able to get answers to complex questions in seconds by …

Databases

Data Preprocessing With Python

“Data! Data! Data!” he cried impatiently. “I can’t make bricks without clay.”<p>Machine Learning is the hottest thing of this world. Everybody start …

This Is A Game Changer For Bitcoin

The story<p>I don't normally write about the news, because normally I feel that it's either over hyped (click bait), already covered, or it really …

How a Hacker Used Python to Extract the Source Code for ‘Super Mario Bros.’

Hacker Matthew Earl used Python to extract raw visual data from Nintendo’s code.<p>Programmer Matthew Earl needed level data from the original <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> for an upcoming project, so he decided to get that data the hard way. Earl wanted the background imagery for each distinct level—everything …

Telegram Reveals Personal ID Verification Tool for Sharing Data with ‘Finance, ICOs’

The crypto and blockchain industry’s go-to encrypted messenger app Telegramhas released a personal identification authorization tool, according to an …

Openbazaar Users Can Now Trade 1500 Cryptocurrencies With No KYC

<b>This Friday the decentralized marketplace Openbazaar announced the release of its</b><b> 2.2.2</b><b> version which adds a variety of new features and</b> …

Monero-Style Privacy Is Ready for Ethereum – Who Will Implement It?

What if ethereum looked more like monero?<p>Fusing the privacy features of the latter into ethereum would make many of the platform's stakeholders, …

The Ledger: Why Fortune Created 'The Ledger 40 Under 40' List

By , , and<p>While helping to compile <i>Fortune’s</i> annual, flagship 40 Under 40 list, we wrestled with a quandary. In the vast, ever-expanding universe of …

Reviews for Machine Learning with Python: from Linear Models to Deep Learning from edX

Machine learning methods are commonly used across engineering and sciences, from computer systems to physics. Moreover, commercial sites such as …

How To: Buy Bitcoin Anonymously — A Guide to Investing in Cryptocurrency While Maintaining Privacy

Just like cash, bitcoin is used for everything from regular day-to-day business to criminal activities. However, unlike physical cash, the blockchain …

Here's What You Really Need to Know About Blockchain

Eliminating information bottlenecks is how blockchain will truly make an impact<p>In 1970, a scientist at IBM Research named Edgar F. Codd make a remarkable discovery that would truly change the world. Though few realized it at the time, including at IBM, which neglected to commercialize it. It was …

The top 12 cryptocurrencies and what they are—and aren’t—good for

Every one is unique, but they have one thing in common: investors think they’re worth billions.<p>Bitcoin (BTC)<p>Launched: 2009 Market value: $163 …

Bitcoin Cash

The Top GitHub Repositories & Reddit Threads Every Data Scientist should know (June 2018)

We use cookies on Analytics Vidhya websites to deliver our services, analyze web traffic, and improve your experience on the site. By using Analytics …

IBM announces starter platform for blockchain developers

IBM is continuing its effort to democratize blockchain technology for developers. The company announced the availability of the IBM Blockchain …

How To Implement A Blockchain Project In 5 Steps

From the initialization of the network to the execution of a smart contract and the selection of the necessary tools, here are the main steps for …

How veteran journalists in Colorado are using the blockchain to build a news start-up

Colorado's newest digital publication is bucking many of journalism's business conventions: It aims to be ad-free, reader-supported and employee-owned and will partner with a media technology company to have its website data recorded on the blockchain, in perpetuity.<p>The Colorado Sun and its …

Your Guide On Bitcoin's Lightning Network: The Opportunities And The Issues

Bitcoin has been around long enough that cycles in the market are starting to emerge. There was a spike in the value of Bitcoin at the end of 2017, reaching almost $20,000 at its peak. A huge rush of people entered the market to see how they could get in on it. A rush of new coins, smart contract …

Bitcoin

Inside the Crypto World's Biggest Scandal

One day in the spring of 2010, Kathleen McCaffrey, a sophomore at New York University, received an invitation from a stranger named Arthur Breitman. …

Getting To Trusted Data Via AI, Machine Learning And Blockchain

Establishing trust in data is an essential requirement for businesses and entities for whom credible, reliable information is the lifeblood. As enterprises seek to manage data as an asset, it becomes increasingly vital that data sources are trusted and verifiable.<p>I wrote a few weeks ago about the …

In the Scramble to Fix Digital Identity, uPort Is a Project to Watch

Talk to any three blockchain entrepreneurs, and at least one of them will pitch a way for internet users to own their own data.<p>Recent privacy …

Scared by Facebook? Wait Till Millennials Are Selling Their Data

Alice Liogier wants to slap a price on her data.<p>The 23-year-old graduate student from Paris is researching the commercial use of personal information …

South Africa’s Central Bank Pilots Tokenized Fiat Interbank Payment System

South Africa’s Central Bank has successfully piloted a Proof-of-Concept for an interbank payment system that tokenizes fiat using an Ethereum-based …

Slovenia Plays Host to the World’s First “Bitcoin City”

One of the smallest countries in the EU may also have some of the biggest ambitions. Slovenia has announced that its largest shopping center — …

What Makes Crypto Protocols Valuable?

It is challenging to value crypto protocols. The “fat protocol” thesis represents an attempt to assess the value of crypto networks. The …

Now that everything can be tokenized, banks are taking notice

There is an estimated $256 trillion worth of assets in existence. These include gold, oil, stocks, and real estate, among other things, which people are investing in all around the world. Notably, though, many of these assets are still illiquid, physically difficult to subdivide or transfer, and …

Top 10 Big Data Analytics Tools For Successful Data Analytics Developers

<b>Consistent change in the color the of your hair by applying dye can give you frizzy hair, cause your hair to be dry, and lifeless.</b><p>As a beautiful …

Google's Grasshopper app is a fantastic way for beginners to start coding

Google's workshop for experimental projects, Area 120, released a really interesting new app for Android and iOS.<p>Grasshopper: Learn to Code for Free …

Android Phones

Ever wanted to teach yourself AI? Here's 19 online classes from Stanford to MIT

For some us, AI is kind of an iffy proposition. To many, it is nebulous enough to seem like it might replace us or our jobs. And the harbingers of …

Artificial Intelligence

CRYPTO INSIDER: An exclusive interview with JPMorgan's 29-year-old head of crypto strategy

<b>Welcome to Crypto Insider, Business Insider's roundup of all the bitcoin and cryptocurrency news you need to know today. Sign up here to get this email delivered direct to your inbox.</b><p>Business Insider spoke to 29-year-old Oli Harris, JPMorgan's head of crypto strategy, about his work at the firm, …