How Cryptocurrencies are Shaking Up the World of Big Data

Following the hubbub of Bitcoin reaching $10,000 (and shortly thereafter $11,000) per coin, the cryptocurrency world piqued my interest. After following a variety of subreddits regarding cryptocurrency, and doing a lot of reading around the subject I came across a really interesting new development – IOTA, the non-blockchain based cryptocurrency. What particularly interested me with … Continue reading How Cryptocurrencies are Shaking Up the World of Big Data

Zipf’s Law

After watching a long session of ‘VSauce’ videos (great brain food videos, albeit very addictive!), I came across this video discussing ‘Zipf’s Law’. Zipf’s law states that in any corpus of natural language, the frequency of any word is inversely proportional to its rank in the frequency table. This Zipfian distribution applies to many different … Continue reading Zipf’s Law