This post will introduce you to a new kind of Stable coin that I came up with while using a couple of recent blockchain innovations introduced by the Chia network.

If you end up implementing this in Chialisp and making a lot of money, please drop a credit back to this article :)

Types of Stable-coins and their issues

Stable coins are supposed to keep a stable value relative to a fiat currency. So, ideally, one USDC is always sold/bought for 1 USD. Stable coins achieve their stability in one of two ways:

1) By convincing the market that they are backed by assets (crypto or…

How NOT to stake your Matic and avoid the most common delegator pitfall.

If you are staking your Matic with a Polygon Validator, you have already faced this question at least once.

“How do I choose the best Matic Validator?”

I admit that the answer is more obvious to me, or anybody who runs their own Validator for that matter. But what about the rest of you?

Here is what many Matic owners end up doing and why it’s 100% wrong.

They go to Polygon’s official Validators’ page.

They sort by Performance (default sorting).

And they select the top Validator…

(when launching from snapshots)

Here is what I want. I want an AMI that I can launch into an Amazon EC2 instance (with GPU) to run a model every Tuesday morning. The instance has to load the model, do the work, and then die. I want everything to execute as fast as possible, and I want to be 100% sure the image will die to avoid a large AWS bill.

This article suggests one way to implement the above. I also discuss a mistake that I made, namely, storing my ML model in EBS, and what to do instead.

If you just want to…

The Story, i.e. the WHY

One month before the US elections, while working on an NLP project, I thought it would be cool to create a bot clone of Donald Trump — dialogue style, wits and voice included.

Why on Earth would I Do That?

The answer is to learn, to be entertained, and to promote MasterBot. It turned out, I was successful in the first two, and not quite as successful at the third for two reasons.

First, TrumpBot turned out to be kind of dumb, even after training for a few hours in AWS’s 256GB GPU monster. …

How about setting up a scalable semantic similarity search engine for your website or app, and pay only for the capacity consumed?

What are we making?

By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to search your DynamoDB text entries semantically using a distilled version of Bert. The semantic index will be updated automatically by a microservice to reflect new additions to your DynamoDB table. A second microservice will be responsible for querying the index.

Whether you want your users to search with/for text, image, or audio, the index building/search process is roughly the same. …

Ioannis Tsiokos

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