JonJon

About JonJon

JonJon is a blockchain analyst at Newtown Partners. He assists with token economy design, feasibility studies and blockchain research. He has worked on multiple projects including Civic and the LGBT token. He holds a Bachelor of Business Science degree in Computer Science, with undergraduate majors in Mathematics, Finance, and Computer Science. JonJon is currently completing his Masters in FinTech at UCT. JonJon has a passion for yoga, coffee, and CrytpoKitties.

Deep learning & friends for handwritten digit prediction.

By |2018-08-31T11:42:17+00:00August 31st, 2018|

So, let's start off by imagining this scenario. You have to go to some government department to renew your licence or change your son's middle name to Hodl, they will make you complete copious amounts of complicated, burdensome paperwork to do so. Since we're in the glorious age of technology, you, like me, have probably [...]

Why do birds flock, and how can this help us solve blockchain problems?

By |2018-08-06T12:38:45+00:00August 3rd, 2018|

Ever wondered how thousands of birds manage to coordinate and fly together in massive flocks? I certainly have. I had even more specific questions come to think of it. Does some leader bird choose the direction in which they all fly? If so, how do birds elect this leader bird (democratically I hope)!? And how [...]

Why the concept of anonymity is as clickbaity as this article title… and a zero-knowledge proof

By |2018-05-28T09:26:54+00:00May 25th, 2018|

In this day and age, transactions are perhaps one of the most plentiful interactions in existence. Whether people are buying their morning coffee, airtime, insurance, fuel or almost anything else, transactions underpin our way of life. Each transaction signifies our willingness to exchange our money for something we perceive as valuable. For the most [...]