Of all mathematical operations, addition is the most basic: It’s what we learn first in school. Historically, it is the most ancient. While the simple task of getting the sum of two numbers is simple, sums of many numbers can easily turn into a challenging numerical problem if the number of summands is very large.
Date Archive: 2021 June
One year ago I released my book The Math(s) Fix: An Education Blueprint for the AI Age. It’s been great to have seen it so well received in the media—featured in Forbes, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and even winning the 2021 Independent Press Award for Education—as well as praised by individuals from all walks of life.
On June 7, the FBI seized 63.7 bitcoin (BTC), approximately $2.3 million USD, from one of the addresses to which DarkSide’s cluster, described in my earlier post, sent their ransom funds. Normally, this should have been inaccessible to anyone without a private key for that address. The FBI apparently managed, however, to obtain one.