Radio Free HPC Looks at the Cryptocurrency Crash

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John McAfee addresses attendees at a Bitcoin conference. “If you don’t see that fiat is the walking dead, then you’ve missed the power of crypto. No matter where crypto settles, it’s value will increase. We all know this. Don’t let fear make this worse.”

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the recent cryptocurrency crash and why prices for these coins is so volatile.

After that, we do our Catch of the Week:

  • Henry points us to a story about Boeing’s new autonomous drone that carry up to 500 pound packages for home delivery.
  • Dan notes that, after more than five years of uninterrupted business contraction, IBM on Thursday reported a quarter of growth spurred by its cloud portfolio and new mainframes and processors.
  • Rich likes the story a new patent that may solve the problems we’ve talked about with IEEE floating point arithmetic. But while the solution seems intriguing, there are some questions as to prior art.

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