The Most Famous Blockchain

Despite growing discussion about applying blockchain backed systems to a variety of activities (like securities settlement many people I have spoken to (including those in the financial industry) have no idea how a blockchain works. That is, how a blockchain backed system can provide trust without having large central parties taking on counterparty risk during a transaction. I have attempted to clear this up by explaining bitcoin.

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Ashley Madison User's Email Domains

Looking through the Ashley Madison email dataset, I noticed a surprising number of users registered with employee email addresses. Here’s a list of the top 20 Fortune 50 companies ordered by number of employee emails registered on Ashley Madison.

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The Monty Hall Paradox

The Monty Hall paradox is named after the host of the TV game show “Let’s Make a Deal”. In the game, players are presented with three doors. One door has a new car behind it while the other two each have a goat behind them. The player is instructed to select a door. After the player makes their selection, Monty opens one of the two remaining doors to reveals a goat. The player is then given the choice to change their selection to the remaining unopened door or stay with their previous selection.

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