Decentralized currencies are becoming more popular, and have recently hit the mainstream thanks to Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency that relies on blockchain technology to function. There are plenty more uses for blockchain than just Bitcoin, much like there are many more uses for the internet than just email. Get in on the ground floor of Ethereum; developers are in high demand! Ethereum is an open-source computing platform that uses blockchain technology to function. While it does have a currency aspect to it, Ethereum's main use is a decentralized platform for smart contracts, applications that run without risk of intervention from outside parties that intend fraud, censorship, or interruption. Ethereum is picking up steam as blockchain technology moves forward, and developers are in high demand despite it being in an early adopter stage. Right now, iMore Digital Offers has a deal on a four-course bundle that contains all you need to become proficient in Ethereum blockchain … [Read more...] about Get an Ethereum Blockchain mastery bundle for just $29!
It takes a lot of electricity to mine bitcoins, and as more miners try to cash in on the crypto craze, the amount of energy required to win new coins increases accordingly. New research suggests the entire bitcoin network could consume as much as 7.7 gigawatts of electricity by the end of this year—enough to power a country the size of Austria. But the new analysis is not without its critics, who say there are many other factors to consider. By the end of this year, bitcoin could use half a percent of the world’s electric energy, according to research published today in the science journal Joule. What’s more, if bitcoin’s value rises as high as some experts predict, the network could eventually consume upwards of five percent of the world’s electricity. That’s shocking, to say the least, if not completely absurd. If true, it means bitcoin in its current state is grossly inefficient, completely unsustainable, and an environmental menace. But as … [Read more...] about Alarming Study Suggests Bitcoin Consumes an Astonishing Amount of Energy and It’s Only Getting Worse
The fundamental viability of any solution is tied to the underlying economic metrics that both support the creation and ensure the longevity of said solution. The advent of blockchain technologies has allowed a diverse range of virtual currencies to be brought to the fore of the burgeoning industry — yet it is often questioned as to the sustainability of such virtual economies. The requirement for a virtual currency is a significant consideration when building a new product ecosystem, especially within the realm of blockchain solutions where custom currencies are easily minted. The critical factor in determining the requirement for a custom currency, irrespective of the blockchain used, is how the underlying technology contributors and consumers seek to exchange value and the mechanics of the associated virtual economy.This exchange of value is at the core of the Koios ecosystem — specifically the ability for developers, AI constructs, crowdworkers and consumers to freely … [Read more...] about Connecting Artificial Intelligence Developers directly to Consumers, Koios AIAn Ecosystem Examined
Technology 12 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43744690 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBafta Awards The Bafta Games Awards are getting under way in London.Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is the most nominated title, with entries in nine categories, including Best Game.The third-person action … [Read more...] about Games battle for glory at Bafta Awards
Supported by Technology 查看简体中文版 查看繁體中文版 Kevin Roose THE SHIFT MARCH 28, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story I don’t need to tell you that something is wrong with social media.You’ve probably experienced it yourself. Maybe it’s the way you feel while scrolling through your Twitter feed — anxious, twitchy, a little world weary — or your unease when you see a child watching YouTube videos, knowing she’s just a few algorithmic nudges away from a rabbit hole filled with lunatic conspiracies and gore. Or maybe it was this month’s Facebook privacy scandal, which reminded you that you’ve entrusted the most intimate parts of your digital life to a profit-maximizing … [Read more...] about Can Social Media Be Saved?