Thursday, February 15, 2018

[Links of the Day] 15/02/2018 : #a16z crypto readings, Unlocking network embedding black box, Pouch - Alibaba's OCI implementation

  • The Crypto Canon : a16z crypto readings resources. Really well organised and will bring you up to speed at a gradual pace. It covers a wide range of topics from foundations (& history); and key concepts and beginners’ guides — followed by specific topics such as governance; development, privacy, and security; scaling; consensus; cryptoeconomics and investing; fundraising and token distribution; decentralized exchanges; stablecoins; and cryptoeconomic primitives (crytocollectibles, curation markets, games & culture).
  • Unlocking the black box of network embedding : this can have a huge impact on network graph embedding ( word2vec , skipgraph , etc..). The authors claim that they can provide a theoretical explanation of popular methods used to automatically map the structure and characteristics of networks
  • Pouch : container technology open-source project created by Alibaba Group. Basically the 3000 pounds Asian gorilla decided to push Open container initiative and help make container tech a commodity. It's interesting that we are seeing history repeat itself in the container domain the same way it happened, to some extent, with the virtualization stack. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

[Links of the Day] 13/02/2018 : API aware network & security for containers with BPF, Machine Learning Data linter, Promise Theory & money

  • Cilium : layer 3/4 networking management stack offering API-aware Networking and Security for Containers based on BPF. BPF is becoming the de facto tool for any high performance networking software out there. 
  • data-linter : this is one of the must-have tool for ML. These show that the machine learning community is finally maturing out of the tinker age and into a more productivity age. This data linter offer a lightweight, automated sanity checking for ML datasets
  • Promise theoretical analysis of money : an interesting look at money from the network technology point of view. It shows that the classic economic model might need to be revisited as monetary flow edge more toward the operational research/graph theory.