By Alex Konrad
On a secluded back patio of the luxe Ventana Big Sur hotel, several dozen of the world’s leading cryptocurrency experts are playing a special after-dinner game. It’s a brisk weeknight in November 2019, and the attendees congregate around tall heaters to sip wine and hot chocolate and quiz each other — a nerdy, real-life reimagining of a computer science concept called the Byzantine Generals Problem, which imagines a leader passing orders to lieutenants of unreliable loyalty.
Pooling their deductive skills, the participants successfully root out three players instructed to lie. They’ve illustrated, in low-tech form, the power of the blockchain, which combines vast amounts of processing power to create a dynamic, but effectively unbreakable, decentralized public ledger. …
By Adunola Adeshola
Where do you see yourself in five years? Anyone who thought they knew where their lives would be five years ago is probably re-evaluating their plans right now. Five years ago, we had no idea our world would change as much as it has due to a global pandemic.
Yet, unfortunately, “where do you see yourself in five years?” is a question job interviewers still tend to ask in job interviews. Often, interviewers ask this question because they want to know if you actually do want the specific job you’re interviewing for and they want to know if you see yourself at their particular company for the long haul. …
By Rhett Buttle
Immigration has been at the forefront of conversation these days. What is often lost in this discussion is how immigrant-owned businesses benefit the U.S. economy. In fact, immigrant-owned businesses employ 8 million workers and generate over a trillion dollars in sales.