lunes, 15 de abril de 2019

There’s something about mining.

First time I heard mining I imagined a bunch of things and none of them were even close to what it is indeed. I’m talking about the cryptocurrency mining.

A simple Google search provides a wide list of sites from which anyone can take bombastic definitions of what this mining is about. To me, not a computer guy, it is the result of an operation performed by a certain number of computer resources. These computer resources set, in a way, a proper environment for an algorithm I would like to call command. Such command implies, as a figure of speech, a riddle; a puzzle, a mathematical problem that needs to be solved. The answer to such riddle is what computer people call Proof-Of_Work and (or, depending on the case) Proof-Of-Stake. Due to the, let’s say; “size” of such mathematical problem (or puzzle) more computer resources might be needed and there it is when you become in a miner: when you offer your computer for such activity in exchange of a reward, what reward? A portion of the cryptocurrency you signed up to mine. The possibility of having several computers, from different places, working together to solve the puzzle, is part of what it’s called Blockchain Technology. 

Since mining has become so popular there are several ways to get it done. The most famous ones are through GPU farms and ASICs mining, both very expensive and meant for a few people who can afford it. How about using our PC, or Laptop? it usually pays too little since the other systems take it all in a way. Well, not anymore and, this is what inspires this writing: I would like to introduce you Webchain Network; the first ever just mining! An algorithm that takes from where it’s a lot to where it’s not so! Users across the board have reported that hash rates for expensive devices went down by as much as 50% in some cases, while users of slower devices got a boost of 300% or more! This is a different path from where most coins are going. Why not going as well?

jueves, 26 de abril de 2018


Shall I get you another one? No. Maybe yes, but for me too. I can sit with you for a while, there are no more customers. Well, if you’re fine with it. Sure. What are you writing about? I’m just putting these thoughts on paper just not to forget them, you see, I’m always thinking of how things may be connected among each other, I believe there’s some kind of thread joining events for interpretation. Whose interpretations, ours, for example? Perhaps but I think events are more like: served for feelings; it’s like sensing. Don’t you think it might be just chance? Sure, but chance doesn’t work all the time for everyone; some people’s chances could be some other’s facts or logic consequences. For instance? You open this café everyday and expect customers, you are not leaving at least until I’m gone, I came here for a coffee and now we’re talking; you see, for me this is chance, but for you it’s a logic consequence: this is the first time I’m having a conversation with you but sure it’s not the first time you have a word with a customer. Well, it’s getting more common every time, few people are coming. Let’s hope it won’t get any worse. Please.

Tell me more about your thoughts, how they’re served? Most of them are built because of a feeling, so let’s say you’re not thinking until you put a feeling on it. I’m not following. You are indeed, what you are is unsure how to feel about it. It sounds weird to you, I may be even weirder but you’re not certain and there’s a part of you kind of interested, so you’re not thinking about it, you’re processing it and only after that you’re going to put a feeling on it, and that will be when you think: either I’m a waste of time or this is perhaps more interesting than it looks. It is more complex for sure. Of course, but it’s amusing to realize that almost every information we believe we think it is not so, that it is more the result of a feeling embracing such information and, base on that, we take part of something like: going or not to vote next elections, so we are not going to choose really, especially those who are not going to vote. In the time of our parents youth most of the info used to be gathered by newspapers; there were these sections that actually separated the news and in many cases, people then not always processed it along with a feeling, at least not like we do now. It could be so, but I also think (yes, think) that feelings could come up because of the anxiety the current situation has been pushing us all though. True, and anxiety is also, or least in my perspective, a feeling. Let me tell you something crazy, so you can actually think about it that way: you asked me what I was writing about. I think (based on a feeling) that the actual staff of the high government want to resign, they just don’t want to do it with the actual opposition, so that’s why we’re having these candidates and yes, the guy who used to stand for them will win, and a transition will start by the end of the year. What about the constituent assembly? Their job is to write a new constitution; a new one that allows them enjoy what they’ve made so far. I think you’re crazy. I know, but I really wanted to write it and now I’m posting it. Thanks for the coffee.