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.

How big is Bitcoin? Canadian Edition

This article is published on Medium.

There are many ways to measure the size of the Bitcoin such as the number of transactions or total transaction volume. However, these are not easily comparable to other assets and so typically the size of Bitcoin is expressed as its market capitalization, which is simply the total $ value of all the Bitcoins that exist. Using the market capitalization (also known as market cap) value we are able to compare the scale of Bitcoin with other cryptocurrencies, gold, stocks or any other asset class.