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15 ChatGPT Prompts for Creating Blog Posts
You couldn’t have missed it: ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence developed by OpenAI, is making a lot of noise. And for good reason, some already think that AI could replace web editors But for now, the expertise of an SEO web editor remains irreplaceable! Let’s see together how to optimize your ChatGPT prompts, the requests you [...]
Navigating The Decentralized Future: Blockchain, DeFi, and the Next Paradigm of Money and Commerce
The cryptocurrency and DeFi space is a confusing and chaotic mess. There is so much noise hyping the next great token, so much speculation about what price action is doing tomorrow and so much energy being spent on short sighted and trivial questions. That atmosphere is doing all of us a great disservice. It terribly distracts us from attempting to really understand the long term realities that are made possible by the underlying technologies. We are truly on the brink of a technological revolution which will transform many aspects of our lives. [...]
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER It was one of the most searing images of the twentieth century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother’s coffin as the world watched in sorrow—and horror. As Princess Diana was laid to rest, billions wondered what Prince William and Prince Harry must be thinking and feeling—and how their lives would play out [...]
The Courage to Be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness
Reading this book could change your life. The Courage to Be Disliked, already an enormous bestseller in Asia with more than 3.5 million copies sold, demonstrates how to unlock the power within yourself to be the person you truly want to be. Is happiness something you choose for yourself? The Courage to Be Disliked presents a simple [...]
Crypto Trading for Ambitious Beginners: A Practical Guide to Profitable Trading in Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies
No, you haven’t missed the boat on crypto. In fact, compared to many other technological revolutions, the crypto revolution has really only just begun—and this book will show you how to get into crypto the right way. Consider this observation about the computer revolution in the 1980s: “Today only 15% of American homes have a [...]
Analyzing the Logic of Sun Tzu in “The Art of War”, Using Mind Maps
The book you have just opened is probably unlike anything you have ever read so far. It offers you a path to direct contact with “The Art of War”, the masterpiece of Sun Tzu, a classical theorist of warfare in Ancient China. This book examines an ancient Chinese work on strategy and warfare: Sun Tzu, [...]
Sun Tzu: The Art of War (Restored Translation)
Sun Tzu’s Art of War has been vastly influential in the east since China’s Warring States Period (403 BC – 221 BC). And though its first translation into a European language was only in 1782, the book’s significance was quickly recognized; and even such towering figures of Western history as Napoleon and General Douglas MacArthur [...]
What distinguishes MVC, MVP, MVVM, MVVM-C, and VIPER 5 architecture patterns from each other?
These architecture patterns are among the most commonly used in app development, whether on iOS or Android platforms. Developers have introduced them to overcome the limitations of earlier patterns. So, how do they differ? MVC, the oldest pattern, dates back almost 50 years Every pattern has a “view” (V) responsible for displaying content and receiving [...]
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Proof of Stake: The Making of Ethereum and the Philosophy of Blockchains
"A crucial contribution to development of a new technology that will impact all of our lives.” –Laura Shin, host of the Unchained podcast and author of The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze “Vitalik Buterin is one of the most influential creators of our generation....Like most of his work, it is sure to become a must-read.”–Camila Russo, author of The Infinite Machine, founder of The Defiant The ideas behind Ethereum in the words of its founder, describing a radical vision for more than a digital currency—reinventing organizations, economics, and democracy itself in the age of the internet. ...
Beyond Bitcoin: Economics of Digital Currencies and Blockchain Technologies
Over the last few years, we have witnessed an upsurge of enthusiasm about cryptocurrencies and, more generally, the so-called blockchain technology. In this new and updated edition, the authors explore what exactly these new technologies entail and promise. They argue that to understand the potential challenges and further developments in the market, one needs to develop an understanding of what needs these innovations fulfill and what business models are consistent with their use. For that, we need to sufficiently understand both the technology and how it affects the economic forces at play. ...
Big Data and Blockchain for Service Operations Management
This book aims to provide the necessary background to work with big data blockchain by introducing some novel applications in service operations for both academics and interested practitioners, and to benefit society, industry, academia, and government. Presenting applications in a variety of industries, this book intends to cover theory, research, development, and applications of big data and blockchain, as embedded in the fields of mathematics, engineering, computer science, physics, economics, business, management, and life sciences, to help service operations management. ...
Blockchain QuickStart Guide: Explore Cryptography, Cryptocurrency, Distributed Ledger, Hyperledger Fabric, Ethereum
This book is about developing a comprehensive understanding of blockchain, how it works and can benefit the functioning of the organization. This book exposes you to blockchain technology and illustrates how to leverage it to create value. First, you should have a working grasp of cryptography, cypher modes, digital signatures, and digital certificates, all of which are thoroughly covered in the first chapter of this book. By gradually introducing you to Distributed Ledger Technology, you can start understanding blockchain. After that, you'll become acquainted with fundamental blockchain concepts like consensus models, algorithms, and procedures. You'll learn about blockchain platforms such as Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric that enable the development of DApps, DeFi applications, and systems driven by blockchains. Additionally, concepts such as smart contracts, the Ethereum virtual machine, accounts, wallets, GAS, and mining are explained briefly and simplified. The book analyses current blockchain developments, various blockchain as a Service (BaaS) platforms and helps you to gain a better grasp of the technology. ...
Enabling the Internet of Value: How Blockchain Connects Global Businesses
This book shows how blockchain technology can transform the Internet, connecting global businesses in disruptive ways. It offers a comprehensive and multi-faceted examination of the potential of distributed ledger technology (DLT) from a new perspective: as an enabler of the Internet of Value (IoV). The authors discuss applications of blockchain technology to the financial services domain, e.g. in real estate, insurance and the emerging Decentralised Finance (DeFi) movement. They also cover applications to the media and e-commerce domains. DLT’s impacts on the circular economy, marketplace, Internet of Things (IoT) and oracle business models are also investigated. In closing, the book provides outlooks on the evolution of DLT, as well as the systemic governance and privacy risks of the IoV. ...
Blockchain and Deep Learning Future Trends and Enabling Technologies
This book introduces to blockchain and deep learning and explores and illustrates the current and new trends that integrate them. The pace and speeds for connectivity are certain on the ascend. Blockchain and deep learning are twin technologies that are integral to integrity and relevance of network contents. Since they are data-driven technologies, rapidly growing interests exist to incorporate them in efficient and secure data sharing and analysis applications. Blockchain and deep learning are sentinel contemporary research technologies. ...
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Microsoft Excel Tips and Tricks
Some Excel tips and Tricks to save you 100 hours of manual work. Microsoft Excel is one of the most popular applications for data analysis and I have been using it non-stop for 20+ years! With built-in pivot tables, they are without a doubt the most sought-after analytic tool available. It is an all-in-one data ...
What drives 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐜𝐤 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬 up and down?
The diagram below shows how 𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐲 make the prices go up or down, using Meta’s stock as an example. All the buy/sell orders are placed into a 𝐂𝐋𝐎𝐁 (Centralized Limited Order Book). Green ones are buy orders, and red ones are sell orders. At each price level, there are several orders queued up ...
What are the 4 models of 𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬-𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐲𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬?
The diagram below shows the 4 models. ▶️ 1. 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐥 The correspondent bank holds deposits owned by other banks from other countries. This allows banks to access financial services in different jurisdictions. Under some international card schemes (Visa, Mastercard), participating banks typically rely on correspondent banking for settlement. ▶️ 2. 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐥 ...
Why are stocks settled so slowly (T+2)?
The diagram below shows the overall flow. There are 3 parts: 🔹 Trading 🔹 Clearing 🔹 Settlement ▶️ 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 Steps 1.1 – 1.3: The stock buyer and seller place orders via brokers or custodian banks. Step 2: The brokers execute the orders in the exchange. ▶️ 𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 Step 3: The exchange sends execution reports to ...
Soft Skills Books
The Chaos Machine: The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World
The debut of a New York Times investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist: a gripping ...
Leadership (DK Essential Managers), New Edition
This practical guide contains everything any manager needs to know to lead a team ...
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
The world today can seem a scary place. Many Americans share concerns about major current events and ...
Le principe de Peter : ou pourquoi tout va toujours mal
“Dans une hiérarchie, tout employé tend à s’élever jusqu’à atteindre son niveau ...