"These developments were big steps towards improving Bitcoin by increasing transaction throughput and lowering fees, among other advantages. In addition to those, there are many more proposed improvements to the Bitcoin protocol under development. This article will take a look at what’s in the development pipeline and review what could be coming to Bitcoin in the years ahead."
"To get to exabyte scale, we need to have a laser focus on the user experience. As we move towards mass adoption, we need greater decentralization, top-flight security, rock-solid reliability, yes, but we also need a dramatic increase in performance, functionality, and features."
"Air-gapped networks are also commonly used in critical infrastructure and control systems where breaching incidents can have catastrophic results, however such networks are not limited to military or critical infrastructures. Stock exchanges, insurance companies, biomedical manufacturers, and a wide range of industries use isolated networks in their IT environments."
"In sum, that secure messaging is hard to get right—and it’s even harder to tell if someone else has gotten it right. Every day this week, we’ll dive into all the ways we see this playing out, from the complexity of making and interpreting personal recommendations to the lack of consensus on technical and policy standards."
I can't stop thinking about this graph the Guardian made -- not for the content (it's self-reported gender pay gap data from UK companies with 250+ employees), but for the way it's basically a whole statistics lesson in and of itself
"While the measures highlight the importance of a healthy global cryptocurrency market, the data is no more than a 'yes or no' metric that filters down the possibilities as of date. The potential listings have many more requirements to fill, and not all fit the bill for a potential add on the exchange."
"Circle Internet Finance Ltd., a Goldman Sachs Group Inc.-backed startup focused on mobile payments and cryptocurrencies, said it has reached profitability and hired a former Boxed Wholesale executive to lead finance and risk."
"This Viewpoint suggests the data-centric focus ignores an equally important issue: the nature of the relationship between smartphones and their users. I begin with a brief review of the erosion in the belief in a mind-body separation and a growing recognition that the boundaries between the individual and the 'outside' world are far more tenuous than once thought."
"This example is not unique to YouTube or affiliate marketing. There are several marketing strategies that YouTubers, Instagrammers, and other content creators on social media (called influencers in marketing-speak) engage in to generate revenue: affiliate marketing, paid product placements, product giveaways, and social media contests."