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0/ Back from an amazing week in Hobart* to bring you a 24-part thread covering the latest from the #crypto space over the past day or two!

*S/O to @TasFireService & @NSWRFS for bravely fighting a near-month-long fire that's now burnt out 28,000+ ha of World Heritage-listed land.
1/ 🛰️ Leading #Bitcoin infra. #tech provider @Blockstream has launched its Blockstream Satellite API Beta.

Paying via the #LightningNetwork testnet (i.e., for free), users can broadcast data via Blockstream's satellite network. No #Internet needed! blockstream.com/2019/01/16/sat…
2/ 🛑 Ethereum's #Constantinople upgrade was postponed due to a potential vulnerability discovered by #blockchain security firm @Chain_Security relating to EIP1283 (i.e., cheaper gas costs for SSTORE operations). Next course of action to be explored during Friday's core dev call.
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Is there a future in old #tech? Of course there is - especially when it's still powering some of our most amazing inventions. Which brings me to the matter of today's #ThursdayThoughts topic:

How's your FORTRAN?
FORTRAN (in shouty caps) was released in 1957 as the world's first high-level programming language. It’s probably the longest lasting, with Fortran 2018 (no shouty caps) being its latest release. And it all started with a simple question: how do you simplify programming?
Programming early computers meant entering sequences of numerical codes, each representing a basic operation. It was time-consuming, prone to error and hard to spot mistakes. The codes needed also varied between computers. Basically it was a slog.
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0/ Whilst we were all catching up with family and friends, unwrapping presents, and stuffing our faces over #Christmas, many developments took place in the #crypto/#blockchain space.

Below is a 15-part thread covering what you may have missed over the past 24-48 hours. Enjoy!
1/ 🆕 @TeamHYCON [ $HYC ] unveiled the world's first implementation of the SPECTRE* protocol! Click to watch the team reflect on their development process.

*short for Serialization of Proof-of-work Events: Confirming Transactions via
Recursive Elections.
2/ 🛒 @OntologyNetwork [ $ONT ] revealed that its ONT_Dev_Platform #dApp has been added to Microsoft's @Azure and Amazon's @AWSmarketplace.

The #Ontology team expects to be listed on Google's online software store next month, too! medium.com/ontologynetwor…
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0/ Plenty happening in the frenetic world of #crypto and #blockchain!

Below, I've gathered 20 events that caught my eye from the past ~24 hours. Hope you learn a thing or two!
1/ 🌊 @WavesPlatform [ $WAVES ] secured a $120M funding round to launch its private #blockchain platform and system integrator, #Vostok [ $VST ].

3% of $VST will be airdropped to holders of $WAVES tokens. Second funding round scheduled for early 2019! prnewswire.com/news-releases/…
2/ 🦁 @Brave Software, an innovative privacy browser combined with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform, joined @AdLedgerOrg, a non-profit R&D consortium building and implementing the #blockchain standards for #digital advertising. brave.com/brave-software…
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THREAD on biz, human rights and tech. 1/ On this 70th anniversary of the UDHR’s adoption by UNGA, connecting dots from UDHR to tech today. UDHR-> ICCPR-> UNGPs-> GNI Principles-> #tech company human rights commitments, infrastructure, and decisions. #UDHR: un.org/en/universal-d…
2/ UDHR is unique in modern int'l political system (post-1648) b/c rights declared inherent in all people based on human dignity, not derived from god, a king or the state. For provisions that we relate to the tech sector today, see Articles 12 (privacy) and 19 (free expression).
3/ In the ICCPR, as one of the UDHR's implementing treaties, see Articles 17 (privacy) and 19 (free expression), which we similarly relate to the tech sector today. #ICCPR: ohchr.org/EN/Professiona…
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Hey @alexisohanian, you *likely* won't remember this, but we met at a Super Bowl party in Harlem in 2011. Random? YES. I asked for your help wiping spilled beer off my back. You obliged, and we chatted for a minute. I was a flight attendant then, but now I'm in tech. 1/10
Meeting you,@alexisohanian, and @hueypriest at that party was one part of the catalyst that got me into the tech industry. I met REAL people who built an awesome thing that people LOVED. You brought tech into a reality for me in a way that my non-famous nerd friends did not. 2/10
I quit being a flight attendant to attend a full-stack bootcamp a few years after that Super Bowl party, and am now doing what I love as a woman in #tech. @alexisohanian, you helped inspire me, and I am hoping you're willing to inspire more #womenintech 3/10
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Chess: sophisticated, intelligent, strategic. Or is it? Mathematical brute force can win any game, but how much would you need? And would it ruin the game, or improve it?

This is the story of computer chess...
#TuesdayThoughts #Tech
#Chess is a zero-sum game: if a move is advantageous to one player it is disadvantageous to the other. It's also a perfect information game: all positions for each player are equally visible. So it wasn't long before people tried to get a computer to master it.
In #mathematics terms chess is combinatorial: each move generates a large set of branching possibilities for further moves, bounded by poor moves on the “bottom” and good moves on the “top". This approach provides the foundation for computer chess programmes.
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@africatechie It is only sad because we are lazy and can't see it as a huge opportunity. It is why I can never forgive the current president of Nigeria for his appointments in tech, science & tech and education. This is a unique time in history. We can't stop the exodus - we can milk it!
@africatechie The world is desperate for tech talent - we have a pool of driven young people. We should educate them en-masse. Aim to train much more than the foreign market can absorb and create a bridge between those leaving and local market. The effect in less than 5 years will be HUGE.
@africatechie ...and NO - i am not talking about more @Andela (s). We need a concerted effort that will leverage existing academic infrastructure. Revamp CS curriculum with a strong creative spin. Set up a separate board to invest in CS education (for start) with a mandate to demonstrate ROI.
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#Mexico #USA #Canada are great countries very big and have awesome chance to earn #free #crypto with #Electroneum #ETN #Guadalajara #Puebla #Ecatepec #CiudadDeMéxico #reclutamiento #criptas i belive in #massadoption in #spanish world and #football #fans maybe can adopt us too
In #europe we have great #fanbase in #UK #germany #turkey #russia & #romania but what about other big countries like #france #spain #poland #italy or #Ukraine we have more potential - join early with #ETN $ETN #Electroneum #cryptocurrency and you will be rewarded. Its up to YOU!
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0/ Coming in HOT today with a thread devoted to a bunch of #crypto- and #blockchain-related events that took place over the past 24 hours or so. Here we go!
1/ ⛽️ I wasn't joking about that 'hot' thing, for @GetGitcoin have introduced Gas Price Heatmaps (gitcoin.co/gas/heatmap).

Assess the price vs. speed tradeoff vis-à-vis @ethereum gas. Super useful!

Built by @FrederikBolding. It's a visual representation of @ETHGasStation data.
2/ 🆕 Asia's top full-suite digital asset trading firm, @QCPCapital, became the first #OTC trading desk to set up a 'Space' on @AirSwap [ $AST ].

Launched last month, Spaces enable unique environments geared to support connections among groups that trade.
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New @theRSAorg publication out today. Ideas for a 21st Century Enlightenment. It is accompanied by a survey that shows deep pessimism about the future and a strong desire to reach beyond #Brexit thersa.org/discover/publi…
75% see #brexit as distracting from other pressing issues - both remain and leave supporters agree. People do trust experts. But they want a greater voice and say themselves. Only 21% think Britain will be better in 2030 than today. And yet, we don't despair.
We propose a new way forward on education - @JulianAstle and @LauraJPartridge explore what education for enlightenment looks like - mission-led by teachers, parents, and communities. thersa.org/discover/educa… #edutwitter #education
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0/ Before the arrival of the weekend, we had a spate of news related to the #cryptocurrency and #blockchain ecosystem.

Keep reading to get up to speed on the latest goings-ons from the past day or so. You ready?
1/ 🆕 The team over at @ParityTech launched the alpha version of its Parity Fether wallet for the #Ethereum.

Fether uses the Parity Ethereum light client to access the #blockchain, as opposed to most #crypto wallets that are reliant on a centralized node. medium.com/paritytech/par…
2/ 🌊 After 4 full source-code rewrites, @PerlinNetwork [ $PERL ] unveiled the pre-alpha version of Wavelet.

It's the *first* publicly available, open, permissionless ledger that makes use of a DAG-based consensus protocol. Check it! medium.com/perlin-network…
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Feel so lucky to have snagged a seat in the totally packed room listening to powerhouse @safiyanoble talking about her work at @Harvard @HarvardHistSci Department #criticalracestudies #tech #ai #algorithmicbias
Starting out with her insights about the combined racialization and hypersexualization of searches for black girls on google, @safiyanoble ties it into a much longer historical narrative about racism, sexualization, and oppression of black women and girls in the US
She goes on to talk about how so many black women, people of color, & white women were leading charge to connect the actions of Google & other info behemoths to this history, showing how these platforms were not neutral & how critical they were becoming to our political landscape
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Let's have our weekly #GlobalEChats and discuss the topic of #foodtech #delivery.

As #food is a necessity, it is natural that #entrepreneurs are lured into venturing in the F&B business. What more with #IR40, we often think of taking business one step ahead: by involving tech!
Now let's break this down into two types of niche within #fooddelivery and #fnb industry.

1. You own the restaurant and you are providing an additional delivery #service.

2. You don't own any restaurant and you are merely the delivery service.

The two are very different!
To help put points into perspective:

#1 is a classic example of pizza stores such as @DominosMY. Any #eatery can set up its own delivery system.

#2 is a rather new invention. Such examples would be @foodpanda_my and @GrabMY's GrabFood service!
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0/ Another doozy of a thread for you!

The past ~24hrs saw a great many #blockchain projects share development updates and partnership news. Amid this, the #crypto space was ripe with discussion on several topics.

On what, exactly? Well that's for you to find out 😉
1/ 🇺🇸 @AugurProject [ $REP ] - yeah, that #Ethereum-powered decentralized prediction market everyone wrote off post-#mainnet as quickly as @Novogratz revises a #bitcoin price forecast (😘) - well the #USmidterms have seemingly awoken punters from far and wide. Those numbers!
2/ 🔎 @adam3us's leading #bitcoin and #blockchain technology firm @Blockstream announced its new block explorer, blockstream.info.

Now, users can search and view specific data published in real-time to the Bitcoin #blockchain, Bitcoin #testnet and Liquid #sidechain. Neat!
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Now up: Zachary Brown, Lead Data Scientist at S&P Global on #DataScience and #OpenEducation for the enterprise. Dayjob: #AI, Sidehustle: building #digital skills using #opensource #ODSCWest @School_GC
#DigitalLiteracy - Why? Effective work today requires a lot of associated learning. @linuxfoundation @github #VersionControl #Visualization -- continuous learning is critical. Optimal tools & processes are probably not the ones you are using now (Matlab vs. Scikit-Learn)
Need an evolving understanding for what tools are available today to get your work done. If you want your business people to work with your #datascience team, they need to understand what data is and what it can do. Also helps to avoid chasing buzzwords and bling.
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Next up: Effective & ethical #AI design needs #HumanCentric #design w/ @JamesGuszcza - Data Science: written by Bill Cleveland in 2001 - coined the term. @BellLabs . Greater Statistics as a concept and going beyond. #ODSCWest
Need to think about #tech with #users to avoid #artificalstupidity (remember #unintentedoutcomes?) #HumanCentricDesign (See Don Norman - Design Everyday Things).
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0/ A weekend whip-around of the #crypto and #blockchain space to help you get up-to-date on all the latest...
1/ 🦖 @ConcourseOpen's @SettleFinance - a web-native OS for decentralized finance - announced November 12 as its launch date!

Learn more: docs.settle.finance
2/ 👀 @TimothyJCoulter's world-leading #Ethereum development framework - @TruffleSuite - is flirting with the 1,000,000 lifetime downloads milestone.

Will undoubtedly mark a symbolic moment for the @Ethereum ecosystem. Right as #Devcon4 approaches, too!
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0/ Want to know what's been happening in the #crypto and #blockchain space over the past ~24 hours? Then look no further! I've got you covered.
1/ 📣 The @MakerDAO [ $MKR ] team announced the 'Core Community Development Group (CCDG)', an initiative focussed on attracting more third-party interest.

Whilst not identical, the CCDG reminds me of Elastos' @Cyber__Republic & Dash's DGBB; projects w/ strong communities indeed.
2/ 📝 @dydxprotocol's short Ethereum [ $sETH ] - an #ERC20 token pegged to a short ETH position - got listed on #0x-powered @RadarRelay.

Can't wait to see what other types of tokenized short and leveraged assets dYdX can come up with! medium.com/radarrelay/int…
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This week, for #GlobalEChats I want to create a #thread to help any roadside, gerai, rickshaw stall owner on how they can embrace #tech in #IR40!

Tak semestinya kalau kita jual pisang goreng, kita tak boleh #techsavvy dalam era arus kemodenan internet kan?

Ini adalah thread!
Macam mana nak luaskan pasaran pelanggan kita? Kalau pelanggan tak datang ke gerai kita, kita gerak ke mana ada ramai pelanggan! Make yourself #mobile, use #foodtrucks.

Nak tahu macam mana nak start foodtruck? Dengar abang @Humblechef berkongsi cerita:
efm.live/episodes/ep17-…
Tapi kita kena consistent, lokasi kena ada separa-tetap (#semipermanent). Waktu jualan kena konsisten. Steadyyyyy. Ada juga perniagaan separa-#mobile seperti YooHoo Hot Dogs oleh @tonyeusoff.

Nak tahu jalan cerita #yoohooshack? Dengarkan kat sini:

efm.live/episodes/ep19-…
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Hello, everyone!

We're going to kickstart our weekly #GlobalEChats discussion thread. This week, we'll talk about #fitness #personal #trainer as #entrepreneurs and how #tech can change everything!

Ready? Let's go!
Let's first start with two possibilities in the future.

1. We no longer need humans as #PT personal trainers at the #gym or #field. All will be replaced by #tech and smart applications! 😲

2. Human PTs will still be demanded but will utilise #tech to improve their coaching!
Do you think #1 is truly possible? It seems a bit far-fetched, no?

Meet @ollinfit! Ollinfit is a set of three wearable sensors and smartphone app that work together as your personal trainer. Say what???

Using Ollinfit, you'll be able to workout without needing human coaching!
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Thread: This week's #Top5 things you need to read to understand #tech’s impact on our economy. Curated by @TEcollab's Executive Director @cbracy 👇
1. In a week when Amazon announced they’d raise the minimum wage for all employees to $15/hour, Uber’s CEO mused about the possibility of providing drivers with benefits: bit.ly/2Nn0xsv
2. I just finished a great new book that has me thinking a lot about the role the tech elite play in entrenching inequality, @winnerstakeall. If you don’t want to read the whole thing, check out this comprehensive conversation with the author @AnandWrites: bit.ly/2pAXcfQ
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#Tech in #Farming has been changing the world since the invention of the wheel millenniums ago. Since then, all new innovations either make crops easier to #harvest, more bountiful shorter farming time and more resilient and healthier crops.

Want to know what #tech is hot now?
#Hydroponics has been a thing for a while now while #urbanfarming is still a growing idea. Among #tech that are being used in #farming are drones, #IoT and use of data analytics to ensure the precise farming.

While some may not be tangible but they result to exponential results!
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This all started because the #MetPolice & #LBRUT couldn't do their jobs properly & then decided to take the law into their own hands. The result of this decision has led to events stranger than fiction

#BBCNews #Skynews #Itvnews #Channel4News #ThisMorning #TheresaMay #UKGov #LBC
My company was raided. It should have been a straightforward matter. But the #MetPolice & #LBRUT forgot to seize my computer & came back to do a 2nd raid. The search warrant didn't permit a second entry, however, #LBRUT entered unlawfully

#Guardian #Telegraph #DailyMail #GMB #UK
Complaints were then made to my MP #VinceCable. He liaised with the #Metpolice & #LBRUT. And then weeks later, the search warrant was completely changed & was passed off as the search warrant executed on the day of the raids.

#DailyPolitics #Libdems #Conservatives #labour #bbcdp
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