On its side, Bitcoin is all about creating an "artificial" arrow of time.
This is achieved by continuously "injecting" a flow of energy into the system (a requirement for the apparition of dissipative structures).
As a side note, just a shower thought about the role of time in these models and in Bitcoin...
A "funny" thing about the Newtonian model is the reversibility of time in its equations (something that is the complete opposite of our intuition of the existence of an arrow of time).
Thermodynamics has reintroduced the idea of an arrow of time with its 2nd principle.
This was pushed even further by researchers like Prigogyne (works on dissipative structures).
Any thought about this? (figure also confirmed by coindance, -in term of number of new full nodes)
“That’s how state terror works,” Hoffman said. “Part of the fear that this instills is that you don’t know when you’re not OK.”
Visualising transactional privacy on-chain just got a lot easier. https://www.kycp.org/#/323df21f0b0756f98336437aa3d2fb87e02b59f1946b714a7b09df04d429dec2/in … #OXT inside! Thank you @anwfr
Partial answer: some parts of a proposal improving the situation have been implemented last year. https://blog.torproject.org/tor-0321-alpha-released-support-next-gen-onion-services-and-kist-scheduler
Any opinion about this attack of Tor hidden services through HSDirs ? Any progress made on this front since 2015 ?
TL/DR: In this last part, no equation, no chart. Just a discussion about another property of Bitcoin's PoW which makes it truly unique (at least for the time being).
I just published "Electric Money", fourth part of a series about Bitcoin's PoW.
How my account got suspended on le site du bird.
Good analysis of blockchain here (see slide 12) http://colinoflynn.com/files/ches2018_rump_blockchain.pdf
TL/DR: In which we discuss the trade-off between PoW's efficiency and on-chain activity and initiate a discussion about "optimal" hodling.
I just published "Cliffhangers", third part of a series about Bitcoin's PoW.
TL/DR (ter): In which we discuss the strange case of 2 hypothetical forks of Bitcoin: Bitcoin Steroid and Bitcoin Arctic.
TL/DR (bis): In which the analysis of a new metrics leads us to an encounter with the Hold Waves.
TL/DR: In which we discuss the influence of hodling and mining over the efficiency of Bitcoin's PoW.
I just published "The Yin and Yang of Bitcoin", second part of a series about Bitcoin's PoW. https://medium.com/@laurentmt/the-yin-and-yang-of-bitcoin-bf056f3fd58c
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