Michael Casey | The Blockchain and the Future of Everything

Michael Casey | The Blockchain and the Future of Everything

– It’s an absolute pleasure to be back here. I’ve spent the past three weeks really re-familiarising myself with Curtin in a way that, Rohan’s put me to work a little bit so I’ve been actually interviewing and learning a…

Sam Harris: The Self is an Illusion | Big Think

Sam Harris: The Self is an Illusion | Big Think

What one of the problems we have in discussing consciousness scientifically is that consciousness is irreducibly subjective. This is a point that many philosophers have made – Thomas Nagel, John Sorrell, David Chalmers. While I don’t agree with everything they’ve…

Bitcoin: A buyer’s and seller’s guide | Bill Barhydt

I think there’s a few things that need to happen for cryptocurrencies to become kind of a global replacement for either reserve currencies, global money transfer vis-à-vis like swift wires via your bank. First of all the system needs to…

Blockchain Basics – Ethereum Blockchain: Smart Contracts by University at Buffalo #6

Blockchain Basics – Ethereum Blockchain: Smart Contracts by University at Buffalo #6

Bitcoin blockchain is the mother of all blockchains. It was intended for peer to peer transfer of value and it does that well. Around 2013, a framework for code execution was introduced by Ethereum Founders. The centerpiece and thrust of…

Blockchain Basics – Incentive Model by University at Buffalo #10

Blockchain Basics – Incentive Model by University at Buffalo #10

Module two, lesson four, the incentive model. As we learned earlier in module one, mining is the process used to secure the network by validating the computations, collecting them to form a block, verifying them, and broadcasting it. Ethereum also…

How to Tell If Someone’s Bluffing: Body Language Lessons from a Poker Pro | Liv Boeree

How to Tell If Someone’s Bluffing: Body Language Lessons from a Poker Pro | Liv Boeree

When it comes to body language, it’s never an exact art. The things I’m going to suggest, they’re all guidelines. But that said there are some certain things that as a poker player I’ll look for. And the most important…