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"Developers have submitted a pull request for Merkelized Abstract Syntax Trees (MAST), marking the first time this smart contracts proposal has been the subject of a pull request seeking its integration into bitcoin's code."
"More forward-looking projects are showing signs of strain also. The test network for Casper, ethereum's long-awaited ecologically friendly alternative to proof-of-work, and arguably a core tenet of its value proposition, is currently splitting into incompatible forks."
"Predictive policing models, and WMDs in general, value being obscure and complicated. They can charge a higher premium for technical wizardry their customers can’t understand. They typically use hundreds or even thousands of different input variables to make their predictions. They claim this is what makes their predictions so good."
"As the market of ideas has been flooded with ever-more-complex architectures, seemingly teetering under the weight of all those layers, the chorus of voices calling for interpretable machine learning has grown ever larger. "
Tools & Tutorials
Bitcoin Lightning Network - Practical Use Examples A graphic illustration of use cases of the Bitcoin Lightning Network