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Cryptocurrencies as public shareholding

In a recent blog post, Medialabber and Bitcoin evangelist Simon de la Rouviere raises the idea of “personal cryptocurrencies” – the notion that, since the exchange rate of a currency is a free-market estimate of the value (and future value) of the currency, cryptocurrencies can be used as a proxy for trading on individuals’ societal [...]

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Quick-and-dirty data clustering with compression distance

Have you ever wanted to search a database of documents for something “similar” to a reference document? Or needed to identify near-duplicate records in a database? When dealing with large collections of data, manual sifting may not be feasible. Highly sophisticated pattern recognition techniques exist to extract features from data, and cluster items accordingly. However, [...]

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