Thermodynamics of Blockchain and the Thermodynamics of Life


Thermodynamics & Blockchains

Think deeply of simple things

How is does this relate to blockchains?

From Charles Darwin’s notebooks.
By Boumphreyfr — Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0
By Madprime — Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Inevitable errors

Reducing the error rate

Comparison between a classical mechanism of molecular interaction (A) and a kinetic proofreading with one step (B). Due to the added reaction labelled in orange in (B), the production rate of the red bead is much more dependant on the value of {\displaystyle k_{-1}} which is the purpose of kinetic proofreading. By HeMath — Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,
  1. Wikipedia article on Kinetic proofreading

The Key Idea

How it works

Where to next?



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John Small

John Small

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