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Technology, an encapsulating term for both our fears and anxieties along with our imagination and wonder. You have likely found yourself on both sides of this spectrum, simultaneously cursing your smartphone for “going to slow” while revelling in its technological mysticism.

The tension technology introduces to our lives between good and bad, useful and useless, and profitable or not, permeates not only our personal lives but the operations and vitality of your business.

The internet is over 11 000 days old, what are you doing to leverage it and other technologies into your workflow? Of course, technology does not begin…


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The story of cryptocurrency’s potential is the same as the evolution of money itself. Money has taken many forms through human history, but at the core of its utility is its ability to store and communicate human production.

In short, human production is a combination of our time and energy (calories). Time plus energy equals production. Thus, money is the representation of our time and energy.

Money is an idea. It is a collective agreement that an item or idea can represent our human production. We trade money to acquire goods and services we otherwise can’t, or won’t, produce on…


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Bitcoin and blockchain are very much not the same innovations they were since Satoshi Nakamoto first proposed the Bitcoin Whitepaper.

Blockchain has evolved beyond the scope of digital currencies and into new unimaginable uses. At the core of blockchain technologies still lay the fundamental principles of distributed, immutable and Byzantine fault tolerant digital accounting.

However, the numbered versions of blockchain have been a steady evolution of the limitations at hand. By design, the first blockchain (Bitcoin) was engineered to have low transaction speeds, be single-functioned and maintain public governance.

These limitations of Bitcoin are arguably strengths of its blockchain. However…


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Admittedly, it is a bit odd phrasing anything as the history of Bitcoin, since it only got its start a decade ago. However, the short life of this pioneering cryptocurrency is already storied with drama, innovation, and memes (the glorious memes).

The background to Bitcoin’s start is peppered with enigmatic characters, contentious tribalism, and millennial millionaires. Stories of overpriced pizza, a Stanford mafia, and people you likely haven’t thought about since watching the Mighty Ducks or The Social Network.

And whether it was Brock Pierce and the Winkelvii twins who piqued your interest here, or the incredible developer community, which…


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Understanding the CryptoNight algorithm requires us to first visit what the technology CryptoNote is all about.

CryptoNote is as much a software stack as it is a philosophy. As described on the CryptoNote website, “CryptoNote is the technology that allows the creation of completely anonymous egalitarian cryptocurrencies.”

The description further expands on their philosophy with disdain for the current power distribution currently “…making human beings engage in rat races, detrimental rivalry and bloodshed.”

In many ways, CryptoNote is a means to an end. The creators of CryptoNote see the technological breakthrough of the blockchain as a human empowering tool. …


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Grid computing, a descendant of the cloud and big brother to distributed computing.

Think of grid computing as the intersection of two core systems of organization: cloud computing and public utilities like electricity. At this intersection, grid computing is enabling you to tap into computational resources, centralized and not. Just like you would tap into the nearby energy lines for some of those glorious electrons that we rely on.

A modern power grid will have many sources of input. …


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Cloud computing: the synergistic boardroom buzzword that you still pretend to know about.

Luckily, it’s a pretty simple idea, technically demanding, but simple none-the-less. On paper, cloud computing is just another way for humans to share resources and increase production.

When you use cloud computing you are essentially outsourcing a computer-related task the same way a company may choose to outsource a task like accounting, manufacturing, customer support, or human resources to name a few.

Cloud computing instead outsources tasks such as data storage, web server hosting, Bitcoin mining (warning), and software management among others.

What’s All the Fuss About?

In order to really understand…


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Whether it’s Power Mining Pool today or Bitconnect yesterday, the crypto space is festering with parasitic scams and opportunistic swindlers. The conditions are ripe for them and there’s money to be made.

Among the dangers, Bitcoin mining scams are a tough one to identify and parting the good from the nasty can be tricky. Mining scams are wrapped up in an already technically demanding task of Bitcoin mining. They are billed as a consumer-friendly method for building exposure to Bitcoin mining, and when run like this, they really do provide value for investors looking to diversify.

Legit Bitcoin cloud mining…


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For most people who have found themselves deep into this topic of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, there was likely a moment or series of moments where the idea of blockchain clicked. Your understanding of it brought on a wave of ideas about how blockchain could be used and what applications might be crafted to better humankind. For a lot of us, once the dots were able to connect and the first layer of this new thing was shed, our appetites for more information, more use cases, more exploration was insatiable.

This desire to participate and learn within the blockchain community is…


Proactively jumpstarting your workday by seizing the often uncomfortable hours of the morning can be the next best move you make for your creative career. Culturally, rising early is often synonymous with productivity. “The early bird gets the worm”, and there is good reason for this.

Peace, willpower, and happiness

Willpower

Willpower is actually a finite resource that can be managed throughout your day. Getting your jump with an early start lets you tap into a larger reserve of willpower. This isn’t necessarily because sleep rejuvenates willpower, but because the stressors that may sap your willpower throughout the day, have yet to been encountered. …

Marshall Taylor 🇨🇦

Canadian Creative and Professional Content Creator/Marketer | Armchair Economist | Travel Enthusiast

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