An Introduction to Payment Disclosure in Zcash

This article is published on Medium.

Zcash is a privacy-focussed decentralised cryptocurrency. Whereas in Bitcoin all transactions are public on the blockchain, so anyone can see and verify them, in Zcash when using shielded transactions, all amounts in addition to the sender and receiver are encrypted, and verification is completed through the use of zero-knowledge proofs.

Scaffolding an Olympic Head-to-Head Simulator

This article is published on the Triathlon Developers documentation.

For the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio we decided to use the Triathlon API to build an application so users could quickly compare the performances of any two athletes in the start lists. In this article we will introduce the application that was developed (in under a day) in order to demonstrate the various capabilities of the API and to provide an example of the API calls that it uses.

World Triathlon Series Twitter Event #Hashtag Analysis

This article is published on the Triathlon Developers documentation.

With the World Triathlon Stockholm event having taken place over the weekend we decided to perform an analysis of the tweets surrounding the event to see if we could determine trends and sentiment or extract any other valuable information from the Twitter stream. Fortunately, each event in the World Triathlon Series uses a standard hashtag to convey event tweets, which in the case of Stockholm was #WTSStockholm. Naturally, there are many other Tweets that referred to the race but did not incorporate the hashtag hence these will not be included in the analysis below.

Bitcoin volatility is at an all time low

This article is published on Medium.

Bitcoin’s history of volatility is legendary with periods during late 2013 where there were daily changes of over 40% in either direction. However, since that time Bitcoin’s volatility has gradually decreased to the point where now it is at an all time low and more comparable to other assets such as Gold.