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Ethereum Smart Contracts in Python: a comprehensive(ish) guide

It’s one thing to get a basic smart contract up on Ethereum — just google “ERC20 Token Tutorial” you’ll find plenty of information on how to do it. …

Blockchain

10 Ways Bluzelle is building the Decentralized Internet

Thanks to blockchain integration technology is entering a new phase of data security. The blockchain startup, <b>Bluzelle</b>, wants to create a more secure …

Blockchain

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

Blockchain Will Disrupt Everything

An interview with blockchain evangelist Dr. Julian Hosp, who says cryptocurrency is the least exciting use for the blockchain platform.<p>Goldman Sachs …

Blockchain

8 Things to Consider Before Hopping on the Blockchain Train

While blockchain holds great promise for some applications, companies have to understand the various challenges.<p>Blockchain is likened to the Internet …

Blockchain

Blockchain And Logistics -- Where To Start

Unless you have been sleeping under a rock, it’s very likely that you have been bombarded over the past several months with the latest technology chimera: blockchain and its prodigal son cryptocurrency. Since October of last year, I have been reading articles, watching videos, even writing a heroic …

Blockchain

How to make better use of everything you read

I once downloaded a speed-reading app that would flash individual words across my phone. I aggressively set the rate to 400 words per minute and braced for the onslaught. I used this system to parse essays, primers, and long-form interviews, all in the name of advancing my career. Yet, all I had to …

Productivity

Harnessing the Full Potential of the $600 Billion Crypto Network

<b>Creditcoin makes crypto-lending and investments accessible to the masses, cuts the red-tape.</b><p>Two FinTech firms have come together to make it easy to …

How Can You Really Earn, Buy and Spend Bitcoins and Ethereum? Here Are The Best Ways

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have mostly become known for their potential to gain (and more recently lose) value very quickly. But if, as their proponents suggest, they are set to become standard units of currency for a digital age, they have to be useful beyond merely acting as …

Cryptocurrency

3 Unique Applications of Ethereum's Blockchain

Ethereum's blockchain is being tested in a number of exciting ways.<p>Cryptocurrencies have absolutely captivated the attention of Wall Street and …

Top 5 Blockchain-Related Stocks For 2018, And A Few To Avoid

In recent years, blockchain and other new technologies have emerged that may significantly change the future of money, finance and more. Not only can blockchain technology support the functions of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ether and Ripple, but it has the potential to revolutionize …

Blockchain

Enterprise Blockchain May Be Ready for Its Breakout

It turns out, last year's mantra "make blockchain real" was little more than wishful thinking.<p>Instead of the increased efficiency, enterprises have …

Blockchain

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

The Seven 'One'ders of OneNote

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Seven Wonders of the World…Wonders of the Ancient World:• Colossus of Rhodes<br>• Great Pyramid of Giza<br>• Hanging Gardens of …

Education Technology

Machine Learning Trends and Data from CES 2018

Deep Learning, Machine Learning and the Future of Artificial IntelligenceCES 2018 debuted several new products that focused on new technology …

Machine Learning

A philosophy expert explains how journaling can help you solve the problems in your life

We sometimes continue in our well-worn grooves even though they haven't served us for a long time. But then, we wake up and realize that we don't feel good about our lives. We might even realize that we've been unhappy for a long time.<p>When that happens, pay attention. Stop, reflect, process. …

Time I

Here are the 10 sectors that blockchain will disrupt forever

Cryptocurrency, once strictly the domain of techies, has grabbed mainstream attention due to the skyrocketing values of the likes of Bitcoin and …

Blockchain

5 Blockchain Developments Coming in 2018

During the course of 2017, we saw big technology players making moves in blockchain.<p>In addition to Microsoft and IBM, Oracle announced in October a …

Blockchain

Let’s explore the main data structures of a blockchain system.

Let's start by answering to the question "what’s a <b>blockchain</b> ?". It’s simply a distributed database over a P2P network.<p>The idea of a <i>distributed</i> and</i> …

Blockchain

Bitcoin is a mere drop in the ocean of blockchain opportunities: We're already thinking outside the box

London Blockchain Week kicks off tomorrow, bringing together experts from around the world to share their new and exciting applications for …

Blockchain

8 Benefits of Blockchain to Industries Beyond Cryptocurrency

Blockchain has the potential to revolutionize everything from voting to stock trader.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Heard about Bitcoins and cryptocurrency lately? You probably have, thanks to all the buzz surrounding Bitcoin’s record-breaking exploits.<p>It’s almost …

Blockchain

Exploring the Azure IoT Arduino Cloud DevKit

Someone gave me an Azure IoT DevKit, and it was lovely timing as I'm continuing to learn about IoT. As you may know, I've done a number of Arduino …

Microcontroller

There's a scientific reason some people are more motivated than others — but it's possible to change

There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my inbox, news feed, and making a fresh cup of green tea. Then I notice the dirty dishes in the kitchen.<p>I get the dishes cleaned up, but there are also those clothes …

Neuroscience

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

Public Speaking

Writing advice from iconic authors

If your job involves writing in any way—or even if you just pen an occasional love note—it always pays to improve your skills.<p>There’s plenty of …

Creative Writing

Bill Gates has read nearly all 37 books by this scientist — here are 7 of his favorites

This pick should come as no surprise — Gates has not been shy about his admiration of Smil's work. On his Gates Notes blog, he said he had read nearly all of Smil's 37 books, most of which delve into topics like food production, energy, public policy, and the environment.<p>"The truth is, I'd read …

Bill Gates

16 Evergreen Topics to Write About (When You Think You've Run Out of Good Ideas) | Inc.com

Since I started blogging nearly 4 years ago, I've discovered the joy --and frustration -- of deciding what to write about.<p>Sometimes an idea spontaneously comes to mind and I'm compelled to sit down right there and then and hammer out a post and hit publish.<p>At other times, a topic I've been chewing …

Creative Writing

Decision Trees and Random Forests

Decision Trees are one of the most widely-used and popular classification techniques in Machine Learning due to their<p>Simplicity: not many parameters …

Algorithms

PowerApps

PowerApps Documentation<p>PowerApps is a service that lets you build business apps that run in a browser or on a phone or tablet, and no coding …