Nadja Bester

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Money20/20: Wozniak Thinks Bitcoin Is Better Than Gold

Steve Wozniak (aka the ‘Woz’) thinks Bitcoin is better than gold and the U.S. dollar, which he called “phony,” because the government can always …

Dubai Will Issue First Ever State Cryptocurrency

The local government in Dubai has officially launched its own cryptocurrency called emCash, according to announcements by local news media outlets. …

Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart

This chart captures the rise in inequality better than any other chart that I’ve seen.

Equality

You Can Zoom In On A Fractal Forever

Even if you're don't know what a fractal is, you've definitely seen one. Fractals are everywhere, from the spirals of galaxies to the endlessly …

Tomato Plants Can Make Attacking Caterpillars Turn To Cannibalism

If you're a frequent Curiosity reader, you already know that the plant kingdom is full of BAMFs. Some plants can see, they can hear, and they can …

Every Year, The Curiosity Rover Sings A Lonely Birthday Song

On August 5, 2012, NASA's Curiosity Rover touched down on the Martian surface for the first time. To mark this big-deal occasion, NASA engineers put …

Sleep Deprivation Eats Your Brain

Did you sleep last night? Or did you toss and turn the night away? Or maybe it was school work that kept you up, or cramming for a final. Or maybe …

Sleep

With A Puppet Show For Babies, Researchers Uncovered The Basis Of Prejudice

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

How Air-Conditioning Conquered America (Even the Pacific Northwest)

Air-conditioning has been remarkably good at creating demand for itself.<p>It enabled the sweeping postwar development of the South, where all new single-family homes today include central air. In automobiles, it made the commutes between air-conditioned homes and air-conditioned offices possible. In …

THE ABCS of BITCOIN and EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT "FORKS"

99% of Cryptocurrencies are total scams. And, yes, Cryptocurrencies are in a bubble.<p>BUT...the opportunity is NEVER going away and generational wealth …

Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people

Extreme heatwaves that kill even healthy people within hours will strike parts of the Indian subcontinent unless global carbon emissions are cut sharply and soon, according to new research.<p>Even outside of these hotspots, three-quarters of the 1.7bn population – particularly those farming in the …

Climate Change

Climate Change Will Make Parts of South Asia Unlivable by 2100, Study Says

Temperatures in heavily populated South Asia will exceed habitable levels by the end of this century without efforts to stem manmade climate change, …

Oh, Snap! Scientists Are Turning People's Food Photos Into Recipes

When someone posts a photo of food on social media, do you get cranky? Is it because you just don't care what other people are eating? Or is it because they're enjoying an herb-and-garlic crusted halibut at a seaside restaurant while you sit at your computer with a slice of two-day-old pizza?<p>Maybe …

The World's First Ethereum Decompiler Named 'Porosity' Launched

The Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) now has a new tool, which is considered to be its first ever decompiler designed to reverse engineer the code …

Blockchain Education Network to Conduct Multi

Blockchain<p><b>The Blockchain Education Network will be conducting a global ‘Bitcoin Airdrop’ in partnership with Bitjob. It has been announced that</b> …

BTC-Tech | Class Profile

Edit Save<p>Name<p>Office Hours<p>Arvind Narayanan<p>Andrew Miller<p>Ed Felten<p>Steven Goldfeder<p>Shivam Agarwal<p>Joseph Bonneau<p>No instructors have been added to this …

Cryptocurrency

Yes! You Should Care About Bitcoin: Here's Why

The ninth year into its journey, people’s trust in Bitcoin is growing at an exponential rate reaching new audiences. Hacker-money, as it was called …

The DAO — An MVP of a Political System

<i>This article doesn’t require an an understanding of DAOs, just the knowledge that it is essentially an investment club on the Internet. For a simple</i> …

Don’t use a blockchain unless you need to

An easy way to spot a startup that won’t provide return on investment is to look for the words “blockchain” or “decentralized” on their landing pages.<p>…

What Is the SEC Doing to Blockchain Technology?

A good idea cannot be killed by mere bureaucracy.<p>To be sure, the question in this article's title is entirely rhetorical, because the regulators …

White Paper · ethereum/wiki Wiki

A Next-Generation Smart Contract and Decentralized Application Platform<p>An introductory paper to Ethereum, introduced before launch, which is …

Blockchain

a16z Podcast: Cryptocurrencies, App Coins, and Investing in Protocols

Most of us have probably heard of bitcoin and ethereum — but did you know there were 15 new cryptocurrencies launched this past month alone? How then …

Hedge Funds

A beginner’s guide to Ethereum

<b>What is Ethereum?</b>According to the Ethereum website, “Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts.” This is an accurate summary but …

Money, blockchains, and social scalability

The Internet of Money Kindle Edition

While many books explain the how of bitcoin, <i>The Internet of Money</i> delves into the why of bitcoin. Acclaimed information-security expert and author of</i> …

The Quiet Master of Cryptocurrency — Nick Szabo

<b>“Trusted third parties are security holes.”</b> <i><br>– Nick Szabo</i>Nick Szabo (@NickSzabo4) is a polymath. The breadth and depth of his interests and knowledge …

Fat Protocols

Here's one way to think about the differences between the Internet and the Blockchain. The previous generation of shared protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP, …

Blockchain

By reading this page, you are mining bitcoins

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>If you clicked the button above, then you are currently mining bitcoin, the math-based digital currency that recently topped $1,000 on exchanges. Congratulations. (It won’t do anything bad to your computer, we promise.)<p>New bitcoins are created roughly every 10 minutes …

Bitcoin