As the second round of Kusama (KSM) parachain auctions started the first week of September, in this article we will cover the returns obtained after contributing to this first round and helping each project guarantee a Parachain slot.
We will look at the rewards given by each project, their price at the moment of writing of this post (approximately 4 months after the end of the Parachain auctions), while also looking at the price of the time the tokens were distributed.
We will explore the different projects and their ROI in the order that the Parachain slots were won. …
One of the most basic rules of portfolio theory is that of diversification. In this article we will see what diversification is, why, and when we should do it, clarify some of the myths around diversification and lay out all the things you should consider when building a portfolio of financial assets.
Lets get to it!
The logic behind diversification is very simple. Imagine you study a stock for months. …
With all the recent Blockchain hype NFTs have risen as a new form of digital collectable that is receiving a lot of attention and investment. They represent art and music and cards and almost anything that can be somehow registered in a digital format.
But what exactly is an NFT, how can we make or purchase one, and why exactly are they selling for sometimes millions of dollars? Lets find out!
NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token. An asset that is fungible is something that can be traded for something that is exactly the same as it, for example a dollar…
What do you feel when you look up at the sky on a clear night and see an infinite number of stars that shine like the brightest of diamonds?
Despite being breath-taking, this view is just of our closest neighbourhood. Far beyond the reach of our best optical systems lie thousands of other galaxies, stars, and planets. There are as many galaxies in the universe as stars in our own Milky way galaxy.
You might be wondering where I’m going with all this. Easy. With all the greatness of planets, stars, and galaxies out there, where are all the alien…
Blockchain. One of the buzzwords of the last year. People becoming millionaires with Bitcoin (₿) and other cryptocurrencies. But what really is a blockchain and what does it allow us to do despite what looks like pure speculation? Read on to find out what this world-changing technology is all about.
We will see the characteristics that make Blockchain a unique technology with real-life analogies, and then explore when using a Blockchain system is worthwhile.
We will start from the most basic building block of a Blockchain (😁) and build on from that to get the whole view of what it…
Advice on wealth, relationships, and life
Money. We spend the most of our life chasing it, however, we are rarely well educated on what money really is, how to use it, or hell, even how to make it.
The truth is, if we were well versed on the topics of finance and wealth, we would have a much easier life making money, using money, and managing our relationship with it.
There is a lot of material out there on financial education and wealth, however, today I wanted to go through the teachings of one of the most clear minds of…
Deep Learning is one of the most powerful fields of Artificial Intelligence there is. It is the core concept that powers technologies like virtual assistants, self-driving cars, or videogame master AIs.
Despite all the hype, recently, the three founding fathers of the widespread adoption of Deep Learning, and some of the most renown personalities in the field Yoshua Bengio, Yann Lecun, and Geoffrey Hinton, have published an article where the speak about the shortcomings of the field and its foreseeable future.
In this post we will break down this article, simply explain the main concepts of Deep Learning that you…
In this post, we will explain what a K-Nearest Neighbour (KNN) model is, see its strengths, how it is built, and what it can be used for.
We will go through the theory and intuition of KNN, seeing the minimum amount of maths necessary to understand how everything works, without diving into the most complex details.
In the Machine Learning world, K-Nearest Neighbours models are a kind of instance based model that can only be used for classification; that is, assigning a class or category to a specific new data point.
To understand what Cryptocurrencies are, why they exist, and what is their role, first we have to understand the technology that lies at their core: The Blockchain.
In simple terms a Blockchain is nothing more than a digital public ledger: a decentralised distributed database that everybody has access to.
Decentralised and distributed are the main words to watch out for here — it is a database that is not stored in a central unit or node, but rather on all the computers that manage it.
Normal databases house data or information on large servers, and are owned by businesses and…
When approaching almost any unsupervised learning problem (any problem where we are looking to cluster or segment our data points), feature scaling is a fundamental step in order to asure we get the expected results.
Forgetting to use a feature scaling technique before any kind of model like k-means or DBSCAN, can be fatal and completely bias or invalidate our results.
In this post we will explore why, and lay out some details and examples.
Unsupervised learning is the name of a family of Machine Learning models that can segment, group, and cluster data all without needing an…