Proof-of-work mining (the type of mining used for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies) has some negative environmental impacts… as do the systems behind most other mediums of exchange.
Cryptography is the practice of studying, writing, and solving codes. It refers to encrypting and decrypting data by any means, but in modern terms this is done with computing.
Factoids tagged with "Cryptography"
Alan Turing can be considered “the father of computer science and AI.” Turing made major contributions to computing, codebreaking, and even helped the Allies win WWII.
British mathematician Ada Lovelace can be considered the mother of computer programing, as she wrote the first complex algorithm meant to be carried out by a machine. However, it is a myth that Ada Lovelace wrote “the first computer program” or was “the first computer programmer”, that title belongs to Charles Babbage.
Blog Posts tagged with "Cryptography"
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies look like they are in a bubble here in 2017, in terms of historic bubbles, but no one can predict the future.
The Economy of Words: The art of communication using all symbolic measures afforded by technology. Or, how to communicate effectively and participate in the information economy, with thrift, despite the tyranny of the terms.
We discuss racial code words and “dog-whistle politics,” terms that describe the code words politicians use to imply politically incorrect ideas to their base.
Book Reviews tagged with "Cryptography"
Satoshi Nakamoto (a pseudonym) published his infamous white paper titled Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System in 2008 detailing the system that would become Bitcoin. We explain his white paper.