How a Ph.D. fooled the entire world

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The cryptocurrency that challenged bitcoin. A founder who set out to rewrite the philosophy of cryptocurrency. Here is the story of a woman who scammed the world and then ran away.

One of the biggest scams in history — The Times

Before the unprecedented crypto boom of 2017, there were only a few people who knew about cryptocurrency and blockchain. Bitcoin which was and still is the biggest and best-known cryptocurrency was rising in value every day. From a few cents, it had grown to thousands of dollars per coin.

Investors from all over the world wanted a piece of…


OPINION

Forget smartphones and notebooks, privacy is the new playing field

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Apple stands out when it comes to privacy and security in smartphones. In fact, many people buy iPhones, only because they feel it's more secure than android.

To some extent it is true, but most of the headlines are exaggerated. iPhone is more secure because of sandboxing, which prevents apps from accessing other apps and operating system beyond a certain threshold. However, it’s not hack-proof as some headlines try to brag.

IOS 14 has already been pwned.

This hype around the security of an iPhone has created an enormous advantage for Apple, so much so that WWDC never ends without…


A fresh wave of disruptive innovation is coming

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What do Apple, Amazon, Google, Tesla, and AECROS have in common?

Disruptive Innovation!

Disruptive innovation replaces an old and established market with a new market and a value network.

Disruptive innovation improves on an existing way of doing things and provides a better value to its customers, and it makes the early investors Millionaires!

All the tech giants are successful because they have recognized the pain points of the existing way of doing things and through technology, made the same job much easier. Construction, being the least digitized industry in the world, is ripe for disruption.

How Disruption made Apple, Amazon, and Tesla successful

Before Apple, Blackberry was…


Fast forward your unity journey by following these tips

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I am a beginner in unity myself, but as they say, only a beginner can understand a beginner’s pain, so I wrote this blog post.

I learned unity using an online course, and although I was following the instructions, there are certain pitfalls that you just can’t avoid. Moreover, if you are trying to be creative and do extra than what they teach in the course, you will surely find yourself in a confused state for hours.

It happened to me! For some reason, all the levels in my game got deleted, and I had to create everything again. I…


OPINION

These projects will lead the crypto industry

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In this article, we will look at some exciting crypto projects in terms of the technology they bring to the industry and the problems they try to solve. You can argue that Bitcoin is the only fully functional cryptocurrency out there, and I agree, but these projects are meant to solve the problems Bitcoin could not.

Please do not take this article as financial advice, most of the cryptocurrencies are currently highly volatile and thus a risky investment. The industry attracts a lot of scammers and bad actors, so please be careful.

Cardano (ADA)

Cardano was launched in 2017 by Charles Hoskinson…


A Blockchain and AI-based solution to the world’s most pressing issue

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According to Yale, it’s estimated that no less than 150 million people, or about 2 percent of the world’s population, are homeless. However, about 1.6 billion, more than 20 percent of the world’s population, may lack adequate housing.

A new industry called Auto Construction is on the rise to tackle this issue. With the existing AI and blockchain technology, AECROS, a pioneer in the auto construction industry, is developing a blockchain-based streamlined supply chain solution for construction.

They are working on robotic cranes and modular IoT building blocks to significantly reduce the cost and total duration of construction.

Below is…


OPINION

The crypto of the future

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Cardano (ADA) is not nearly as popular as Bitcoin or Ethereum, but it is just as important (if not more) as these two projects. Bitcoin and Ethereum, as of now, face 3 major problems that need to be solved for crypto to become an everyday staple. These major problems are sustainability, interoperability, and scalability.

We will address each one of them in a bit, but just understand that these problems are holding crypto from becoming mainstream, and it is due to these problems you should not use crypto to buy a latte.

You can do it… but it is not…


Send and receive data between smartphones and Arduino

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Imagine being able to communicate with any device from anywhere in the world. You can control your TV, lights, washing machine, dishwasher, toaster, coffee machine, anything you want, just for a few bucks.

You can do it with Arduino.

I have a lot of these lying around in my room, ready to automate another device of mine. In my other article, I covered how you can use Arduino as a switch to turn on or off any device. In this one, we are taking things further.

In this article, I will show you how you can send and receive data…


What I learned from The Bitcoin Standard

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Different people have different interpretations of what bitcoin is; some have a philosophical definition, some say it is a Ponzi scheme, some see it as a false system made to disrupt economic stability, and others see it as a monetary revolution of the 21st century.

Here, I will explain Bitcoin as a medium of exchange and store of value that can be used to transfer value between individuals and emphasize its importance in our current economic structure. My explanation of what Bitcoin is is based on the book ‘The Bitcoin Standard’ by Saifedean Ammous.

What is Money

Let’s look at our history and…


Do what you have never done before

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Traditional education, to some extent, has stagnated our growth in areas like real-world experience, exposure, confidence, conversational skills, and most importantly — how to learn and unlearn fast.

I have experienced this throughout my school life. We learned about everything from cells, rocks, volcanos, and animals to history, gravity, and algebra but never actually saw or used anything in actual life.

With rapid development in technology, no one knows what to expect in the future. No job is secure, nothing is 100% predictable, and the pace of development is just going to increase.

But one thing is for sure. If…

Shubh Patni

Programmer | Youtuber | Writer and Student at Northeastern University. Links to everywhere:-https://instabio.cc/shubhpatni

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