Monthly Archives: July 2016

Differential Privacy: I don’t want to know, do I?

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The rush towards machine learning among big tech companies (and not only) is pushing progress in a variety of domains. How to handle privacy is one of those, which can be beneficial for other applications that uses big data (or more simply private information) to give back value to the...

Blockchain Lottery

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Here’s a piece that I took out from the previous post to further expand: How can we reach consensus between parties that don’t necessarily know each other, definitively don’t trust each other and might very well be untrustworthy? Let’s start with what we have today, a traditional transaction (A to B) usually...

Blockchain: Hype or Radical innovation?

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In the past year interest in blockchain has soared (see Google trends), VC funding in Blockchain breached the 1bn milestone, 500mln only in 2015 but we still have to see familiarity with this technology across the financial industry. The goal of this article is to try, according to my own understanding, to address the opening...

bTF – Blockchain Traded Fund

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I have been spending a bit of time learning about Blockchain, I am trying to get an understanding of the inner workings of Blockchain technologies, first as a due diligence  (hype? ) and second as I think if the promises of this innovation will actually materialise, it will come down to its...