Mahesh S Nair

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An extensive introduction to blockchain in just 2 minutes.

What is blockchain?<p>Blocks are based on Merkle tree data structure (hash trees), with a large number of distributed nodes collaborating to form a …

Blockchain

Kerala seeing advanced demographic transition: Report

Kerala is currently experiencing an advanced demographic transition as the mortality and fertility levels have come down and so migration plays a …

Geography

Do AI Researchers Fully Understand How Algorithms Work?

Even though there has been a groundswell of research in AI and ML, there is a body of work being presented with missing code and data. According to …

Machine Learning

How Far Should Science Go to Create Lifesaving Replacement Organs?

As we envision a new era of regenerative medicine, sci-fi-esque scenarios are raising thorny ethical issues. Just how far is society willing to go?<p>I<i>n</i> …

Genetics

The Wealthy Are Hoarding $10 Billion of Bitcoin in Bunkers

Behind the guards, the blast doors and down corridors of reinforced concrete, sit the encrypted computer servers -- connected to nothing -- that hold …

Cryptocurrency

Simplify asynchronous programming with Kotlin’s coroutines

Most mobile apps have to perform long-running or intensive operations — such as network calls or database operations — at some point. At any one time, your app might be playing a video, buffering the next section of video, and monitoring the network for possible interruptions, all while staying …

JavaScript

How to securely store and share sensitive files

A tin foil hat that actually works.<p>Your computer is not as secure as you think. If you use it to store sensitive information—think tax forms, legal documents, and other files—you need to take extra steps to keep that information safe from prying eyes.<p>Protect files on your computer<p>Stashing sensitive …

Information Systems

Bitcoin Smart Banknotes Launched in Singapore

<b>A digital asset smart banknote manufacturer has launched bitcoin banknotes at a store in Singapore. Designed to make owning and circulating</b> …

Bitcoin

Give landlord’s PAN to employer if year’s rent above Rs 1 lakh

In case net LTCG on sale of such equity exceeds Rs 1 lakh, then tax would be liable to be paid @10% plus applicable surcharge and cess.<p>Q1. Do I have …

Understanding Blockchain: A Beginners Guide to Ethereum Smart Contract Programming

One of the hottest technologies of late is <i>blockchain</i>. A blockchain is a digital transaction of records that’s arranged in chunks of data called …

Blockchain

Don't Let Doubts About Blockchains Close Your Mind

Prepare yourself for the new intellectual battlefield.<p>Many people, when they hear the word “blockchain,” think of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Yet there is another feature of the blockchain afoot, one which promises to bring a new and radical decentralization to technology, including social …

Blockchain

Understanding blockchain’s potential

Blockchain has signified the dawn of a new era in the way we store and exchange value. In fact, many consider it to be one of the biggest technology breakthroughs since the advent of the Internet in the early 90s. Blockchain provides a way to transact in a secure, immutable, transparent, and …

Blockchain

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Copyright

Everything created is predicted by nature: A new video explains the physics of flow

Going with the flow isn’t just the cool thing to do. According to a prominent theory of physics, it’s a rule of evolution that dictates the design of all things and ensures individual survival.<p>The Duke University professor responsible for this theory, Adrian Bejan, received the 2018 Franklin …

Physics

Transport for London's contactless and mobile device payments system will be adopted in some American cities

London's world-first contactless ticketing system is now being licensed to New York, Boston, Miami, Sydney....<p>Transport for London (TfL) was the …

FinTech

How to get forex card at cheapest price for foreign holidays

There are three ways to carry foreign currency or forex — currency notes (cash), travellers cheque and forex card. Photo: AFP<p><b>Mumbai:</b> Are you all …

Forex

How secure is blockchain really? - MIT Technology Review

The whole point of using a blockchain is to let people—in particular, people who don’t trust one another—share valuable data in a secure, tamperproof …

Blockchain

General Relativity explained like you've never seen before

A super-quick, super-painless guide to the theory that conquered the universe.<p>scroll down<br>to begin<p>For 100 years, the general theory of relativity has …

Physics

Korea's SK Telecom to Build Blockchain for Identity and Asset Exchange

South Korea's SK Telecom is reportedly launching a blockchain-based platform for authenticating customers' identities within the year.<p>According to a …

South Korea

IDG Contributor Network: How artificial intelligence will transform the role of IT in 2018

IT teams in 2018 are facing competing pressures amidst frustrating constraints.Executives want to enjoy the benefits of hot trends like <i>digital</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

This discovery could show our universe is teeming with advanced alien civilisations capable of building giant ‘megastructures’

Scientists have made a discovery which could be a crucial step towards proving that our universe is populated by vast numbers of advanced alien …

Universe

EdenChain ICO Review — A Programmable Economy Platform

EdenChain is creating a third generation smart-contract blockchain which they will utilize to implement a Programmable Economy. With the EdenChain …

Blockchain

IBM And Major Banks Blockchain Partnership Reports First Live Pilot Transactions

IBM’s partnership with international banks to develop a Blockchain trade finance platform called Batavia has resulted in the platform’s first live …

Blockchain

Q & A: What does blockchain actually mean for manufacturers?

<b>It’s the new buzzword on the block. But what does blockchain actually mean for manufacturers? Graeme Wright, CTO Manufacturing & Utilities, Fujitsu</b> …

Blockchain

What If We Didn’t... have banks?

<i>“What If We Didn’t...?” is a new series from Mic —</i> <i>read more here</i><i>.</i><p>Picture a future, maybe 200 or so years away. People probably still have (or choose) …

Blockchain

Difference Between Traditional and Delegated Proof of Stake

As the Proof of Stake consensus mechanism gains popularity (often displacing the Proof of Work consensus mechanism), blockchain developers have …

Blockchain

What will it take to bring blockchain to the masses?

Blockchain is all the rage, but for the most part, it has barely begun to enter the mainstream of enterprise computing. Nevertheless, blockchain now …

Blockchain

Quantum Blockchains Could Act Like Time Machines

Quantum blockchain systems could resist hacks by quantum computers Image: iStockphotoA newly proposed "quantum blockchain" could lead to blockchain …

Quantum Mechanics

Gaining clarity on key terminology: Bitcoin versus blockchain versus distributed ledger technology

Over the next month or so, I plan to share some thoughts about the world of distributed ledger technology. As a business leader, you should have the …

Blockchain

Saudi Telecom and ConsenSys Boost Blockchain Infrastructure in Middle East

Saudi Arabia is rebuilding its country’s industry and government infrastructure in line with its Vision 2030 commitment to become a world leader in …

Blockchain