Bitcoin won’t get mainstream» 

I agree that there is a high enthusiasm regarding the use of bitcoins for making payments, but actually it’s not the coin itself that deserves the appreciation, but the technology behind it: the blockchain (or the idea of using distributed ledgers). But more on that in a future post. The …

Life in Pi

I’ve recently read how Pi (as its digits are infinite, being an irrational number) could contain any number that you can think of, that is, every and any possible finite sequence (for example my birthday is found at position 12’474’857; find yours: here). Obviously, the date of birth is rather …

Timeline of scientific discoveries

Here you can find a list of the major scientific discoveries made since the 2nd century BC. If you ask someone which would be the greatest discovery ever made, you might get all sorts of answers ranging from electricity to the Higgs Boson, the Human genome, theory of relativity and …