The wish spell

The emotional tyranny she would impose, The harder it became for him to dispose.   Chance and chance and one more chance yet again, Little changed, his efforts to her were still mundane.   Fed up, frustrated, he decides to move away from 'wished to be wife' Not before he casted his wish spell 'Let … Continue reading The wish spell

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Master and Student Chronicles | Conversation 8 | Ego and Peace

Vedant: What determines the quality of our life? Mr. Swamy: There are many factors, of course but all of them boil down to one simple factor. Vedant: And what would that be? Mr. Swamy: The state of your mind. You may be poor but if your mind is at peace, nothing like it. You may … Continue reading Master and Student Chronicles | Conversation 8 | Ego and Peace

Book Comments | THE ALCHEMIST by Paulo Coelho

WHO SHOULD READ THIS BOOK The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is a fable about following your dream. If you have had your dreams which are dusted or if you are still pursuing them but feel that you have reached an impasse, the book is a must read for you. For any avid reader, this book … Continue reading Book Comments | THE ALCHEMIST by Paulo Coelho

Hashtags – All about it

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It’s been about a decade of #Hashtagging. It’s arguably the most used feature in the social media today. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn etc., all use it. You probably may have come across tons of people who breathe Hashtag with all of their social media content filled with weirdest and wackiest hashtags.

What is hashtag?

It is a tag (#) which allows users to create groups or links which makes it possible for others to easily find messages with a specific theme or content. A sample post below uses multiple Hashtags.

So how did it start?

It all started way back in 2007 with a tweet by former Google developer Chris Messina. He tweeted this.

He convinced some of his close friends to use the # sign. The word spread, albeit…

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Terms associated with cryptocurrency

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Double-Spending

There can be a possibility that the holder of the digital token can copy it and send it to a merchant while keeping the original to himself.

Double Spending is the risk that a digital currency can be spent twice.

However, Bitcoin has a mechanism based on transaction logs to verify the authenticity of each transaction and prevent double-spending.

Since the Blockchain comprise of blocks which contain each transaction history, double spending is avoided. This mechanism ensures that the party spending the bitcoins really owns them.

51% Attack

The rules by which Blockchains are governed by the miners. If a group of miners who control more than 50% of the network’s mining hashrate, or computing power collaborate, they can make unethical rules, reverse transactions, could double spend the coins. Such an attack is referred to as 51 % Attack.

Krypton and Shift, two blockchains based on ethereum, suffered 51% attacks in…

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The Hash

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A Hash is a cryptographic function which converts an input stream of words and letters into an encrypted output of fixed length.

Hash

Hashing involves processing the data from a block through a mathematical function, which results in an output (encrypted data) of a fixed length.

Using a fixed length output increases security, since it wont be possible to determine the length of input by simply looking at the length of the output.

For example, hashing the word “Bipins Blogs” or “Rum Pell Still Skin” will both produce an output of the same length.

Also, making even small changes to the input can completely change the output as can be seen from the above diagram.

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Bitcoin Mining and Blockchain – All you need to know

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Introduction

It indeed is always good to know the basics before learning the big lesson.

It is highly advisable that you read about Hash and some terms associated with cryptocurrency before you dive into the ocean of Bitcoin Mining and Blockchain.

What is a Block and Blockchain?

Blockchain

The Bitcoin network witnesses a great deal of transaction activity. Maintaining a record of these transactions helps users track what was paid to and by whom. The transactions executed during a given period of time are recorded into a file called a block.

Blocks are like record books which have the record of some or all of the most recent Bitcoin transactions that have not yet made it to any prior blocks. Blocks essentially are files where data pertaining to the Bitcoin network is permanently recorded. A block, thus, is immutable, meaning, once written, cannot be altered or removed.

Blockchain is…

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Bitcoins – All you need to know

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Introduction

Bitcoins have been making news for quite some time now. But the exponential surge that it has seen along with other crypto currencies in a relatively short span of time has surely grabbed (or even popped) many eyeballs.

Everyone has heard the word at least. If you have not, well, it’s a little embarrassing, given the relevance it has attained recently, but worry not, I will be providing you with all the basic essentials you need to know about Bitcoins.

Understanding the ambience

Let’s first understand a few things in the ambience of Bitcoin. It ain’t essential to know them but it is always good to know.

Type of currencies

Today, majorly three types of currencies rule the world. These include:

  • Fiat Currency: It is the physical money that you see. The currency is regulated by the government bodies and hence the government has the monopoly over…

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Master and Student Chronicles | Conversation 7 | Anger

Vedant: Many a times I feel I did not behave myself. I do or say something and then I keep asking myself ‘Why did I do that? Why did I even say that?’. I keep pondering over it again and again, telling myself – I should have rather done this or that. Worse, I should have rather … Continue reading Master and Student Chronicles | Conversation 7 | Anger

Master and Student Chronicles | Conversation 6 | Fear of Failure

Vedant: Many a times I feel I am not doing things to my potential. I am capable of a lot more but I just don’t put enough effort. This makes me feel mediocre which makes me feel sad. Mr Swamy: So what do you think stops you from doing things to your potential? Vedant: Sometimes … Continue reading Master and Student Chronicles | Conversation 6 | Fear of Failure

Master and Student Chronicles | Conversation 5 | Nothing Matters

Vedant: Mr Swamy, I’ve got Kabir with me too. He is one of a kind, weirdly so though. Kabir: Hello Mr Swamy. Mr Swamy: (glanced at Kabir observing his fatigued image as if he had been sleepless for days together) Hello Kabir. Vedant told me you have some troubles. Tell me. Kabir: I don’t feel … Continue reading Master and Student Chronicles | Conversation 5 | Nothing Matters

Master and Student Chronicles | Conversation 4 | The Misery

Vedant: Mr Swamy, what is the source of all the misery? Mr. Swamy: Most enlightened people will tell you that desire is the root cause of all the misery. Many people claim expectation to be the fundamental cause. Vedant: Do you agree with them? Mr. Swamy: I don’t really care to agree or disagree. I’ve my own parameters to … Continue reading Master and Student Chronicles | Conversation 4 | The Misery