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July 21, 2011, 03:48:01 PM
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I was going to try to come up with some clever commentary to frame the start of this thread, but I think the video will inspire enough of that all by itself:

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/kevin_slavin_how_algorithms_shape_our_world.html

Just don't hate on the dude too much for saying "is is" instead of "is" Wink

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Each block is stacked on top of the previous one. Adding another block to the top makes all lower blocks more difficult to remove: there is more "weight" above each block. A transaction in a block 6 blocks deep (6 confirmations) will be very difficult to remove.
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July 24, 2011, 12:27:45 PM
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I was going to try to come up with some clever commentary to frame the start of this thread, but I think the video will inspire enough of that all by itself:

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/kevin_slavin_how_algorithms_shape_our_world.html

Just don't hate on the dude too much for saying "is is" instead of "is" Wink

Enjoy!

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