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The Big Bang Of Bitcoin

2018-09-11T08:11:00+00:00

The Big Bang Of Bitcoin Bitcoin, defined as the ‘internet of money’ is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system created by Satoshi Nakamoto. Unlike other established institutionalised currencies, Bitcoin is the first of its kind as a decentralised digital currency. It is a decentralised currency in that the Bitcoin system functions without a single administrator or a central bank. The appeal of a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin is that it isn’t physically owned by anyone, which means that it’s accessible to anyone. Bitcoin allows for ‘peer-to-peer’ transactions to take place through the use of cryptography. Cryptography refers to a means [...]

The Big Bang Of Bitcoin 2018-09-11T08:11:00+00:00

A Shot In The Shark

2018-09-10T15:52:44+00:00

A Shot In The Shark Shark attacks and the publicised subsequent statistics are often sensationalised by the media thanks to the likes of cinematographic and literary productions such as Jaws, Deep Blue Sea and Into the Blue. However, in reality, shark attacks occur relatively infrequently considering the human populations’ inadvertent everyday proximity to sharks. As the development and popularity of drone photography have shown, humans come into contact with sharks more often than they know, and often without any consequences or risk of attack. It is a well-known and acknowledged fact that your chances of being killed by a shark [...]

A Shot In The Shark 2018-09-10T15:52:44+00:00

‘Globesity’ – A Big Global Epidemic

2018-09-10T15:46:15+00:00

‘Globesity’ – A Big Global Epidemic Globesity, a term coined by the World Health Organisation (WHO), refers to the escalating worldwide obesity epidemic. The classifications of being overweight or obese can be defined as “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health” (WHO 2017).  Being overweight versus being obese is largely determined by a person’s Body Mass Index (BMI) which is a simple index of weight-for-height. In order to calculate a person’s BMI, weight (in kilograms) is divided by the square of the person’s height in metres: (kg/m2). An overweight adult is one that has a BMI greater than, [...]

‘Globesity’ – A Big Global Epidemic 2018-09-10T15:46:15+00:00

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