ICYMI: Tech Stories That Matter by@DavidSmooke

ICYMI: Tech Stories That Matter

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David Smooke

The most Viral Story of the Week is “How I hacked modern Vending Machines“Hitting and kicking:” the bundled App of their widest European distribution company.

PREFACE: Indisputably, Vending Machines are objects of cult. Delicious morsels of Hackers, always. In the beginning they worked offline with coins only, then, NFC- keys/cards models started spreading. If I say “COGES” I’m sure that better times will come to someone’s mind. But… In a bunch of years things changed radically. You distract and a moment after, find the world superseded by things connected to the internet… READ MORE by Matteo Pisani.

Are you in LA? The TOKENIZING THE WORLD SUMMIT tmw (10/19) is basically sold out, but with code “HACKERNOON” tickets are available at a 20% discount. I’ll be moderating a 2 pm panel with Slice’s Ari Shpanya (tokenizing real estate), Oilcoin’s Daniel Eisner (tokenizing oil), Elevated Returns’ Jason Kirschenbaum (tokenizing the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen), and Masterworks’ Richard McBeath (tokenizing art). If you can’t attend the event in person, tune in to the livestream, which you can sign up for at no cost here.

Can ANYTHING be tokenized? Will EVERYTHING be tokenized? Read more about it in on Hacker Noon: tokens, tokenomics, token economics, tokenized, tokenized assets, security token thesis, & token economy.

Here are this week’s 30 MUST READ Tech Stories from Hacker Noon:

Bitcoin Deep Thought

Why isn’t Bitcoin banned everywhere? by Haseeb Qureshi

Build For an Astronaut’s Life on Earth

Text Yourself the NASA Picture of the Day With Standard Library and Node.js by Eileen

Browser Wars

Why I am finally switching from chrome to Brave by Gokul N K. Download Brave to support Hacker Noon.

Dearly Beloved

I love you Flutter by Shalom Yerushalmy

Decentralization Issues

What to do once you admit that decentralizing everything never seems to work by Nathan Schneider

Colors Are Important

The quick, practical guide to picking colors for your designs by Rumen Manev

Crypto Trading Tech

How I Created a Bitcoin Trading Algorithm Using Sentiment Analysis With a 29% Return by Marc Howard

Double Spend Attack

Blockchain: how a 51% attack works by Jimi S.

Disrupting Ads

The Decentralised Threat to Advertising by Peter McCormack

Education on AI

The first step in AI might surprise you by Cassie Kozyrkov

Engineering Management

Time to say farewell to Scrum? by Gary Watts

Flippening Time

Default Digital by Tanner Philp

From an Investment Banker Turned Blockchain CEO

Crypto Unchained with Ralph Liu [Listen on iTunes or Watch on Youtube]

Frontend Education

Deploying frontend applications — the fun way by Carlos Roso

Future is Now

The Next Generation of Blockchain Startups Will Be a Convergence of Utility Tokens and Private Equity by Alessandro Mario Lagana Toschi

Getting SaaS-y

You can absolutely build a profitable developer SaaS business in 2018 by Peter Cho

Know thy Users

User tracking: tales from the trenches by Artem Rukavytsia

Healthcare Matters

Health Insurance and Blockchain with Nick Soman [Listen on iTunes or Watch on Youtube]. Also check out tech healthcare trends.

Healthy Dose of Pessimism

The Blockchain Party is Over by David Passiak

Leverage Polymorphism at Runtime

Coding Dynamic Behavior with the Strategy Pattern by Severin Perez

More Token Information

What is a Security Token? A Comprehensive Guide to How They Work and Their Impact by Taylor Pearson

“News” on Messaging Apps

WhatsApp Fake News: A Game Theory Solution by Rajath Alex


The Time Hacker Method by Carlos Justiniano

Oh, Canada!!!

Technology and the Quantum Carrot [Listen on iTunes or Watch on Youtube] & Why Canada Will Win the Quantum Race by Natalie Fratto

On Product Iteration

Product Iteration with Hacker Noon Interim CTO Dane Lyons [Listen on iTunes or Watch on Youtube]

There’s Open Source and Then There’s Open Source

Did Microsoft Really Just “Open Source All Its Patents”?? by Ariel Reinitz

To New Beginnings

Why I’m ending my 3-year Open Source contribution spree by Manraj Singh


We wanted an A.I. revolution, instead we got dinner reservations by Kevin Seals

Using Data Science

Product Driven Machine Learning (and NYC Parking Tickets) by Daniel Shenfeld

Until next time, don’t take the realities of the world for granted.

Kind Regards,

David Smooke

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