Posts Tagged ‘crypto’

How ‘Trustless’ Is Bitcoin, Really? – The New York Times

June 18, 2022

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Mark Gerstein, a professor of bioinformatics at Yale University, found in the research implications for data privacy. He recently stored a genome on a private blockchain, which allowed for a secure and tamperproof record. But he noted that in a public setting, as with Bitcoin’s blockchain, a data set’s size and subtle patterns made it susceptible to breaches, even as the data remained immutable. (Ms. Blackburn wasn’t tampering with the Bitcoin blockchain’s records.)

“That’s the amazing thing about big data,” Dr. Gerstein said. “If you have a big enough data set, it starts to leak information in unexpected ways.” Even more so when data from different sources are connected, he said: “When you combine one data set with another to make a bigger data set, nonobvious linkages can arise.”
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https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/06/science/bitcoin-nakamoto-blackburn-crypto.html

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Bitcoin Plummets Below $20,000 for First Time Since November 2020 – The New York Times

June 18, 2022

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/18/technology/bitcoin-20000.html

Sam Bankman-Fried, Crypto Billionaire, Wants Washington to Follow His Lead – The New York Times

June 9, 2022

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/14/business/sam-bankman-fried-ftx-crypto.html

Cryptocurrencies Melt Down in a ‘Perfect Storm’ of Fear and Panic – The New York Times

June 5, 2022

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/12/technology/cryptocurrencies-crash-bitcoin.html

Inside the Bitcoin Bust That Took Down the Web’s Biggest Child Abuse Site | WIRED

May 29, 2022

https://www.wired.com/story/tracers-in-the-dark-welcome-to-video-crypto-anonymity-myth/

How scientists are embracing NFTs

May 28, 2022

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01642-3

The Crazy Meltdown of Terra and LUNA, Explained | Observer

May 28, 2022

https://observer.com/2022/05/the-crazy-crypto-meltdown-of-terra-and-luna-explained/

Interesting article on NFT and genomics

May 22, 2022

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01642-3

18 June 2021
How scientists are embracing NFTs
Is a trend of auctioning non-fungible tokens based on scientific data a fascinating art fad, an environmental disaster or the future of monetized genomics?
Nicola Jones

an article discussing combining NFT (a hype which is related to blockchain) and genomics data.

Merkle Tree in Blockchain: What is it and How does it work | Simplilearn

March 6, 2022

https://www.simplilearn.com/tutorials/blockchain-tutorial/merkle-tree-in-blockchain

Is a greener, faster and more decentralised alternative to Bitcoin possible? | The Economist

February 23, 2022

https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2022/01/01/is-a-greener-faster-and-more-decentralised-alternative-to-bitcoin-possible