Article: A mission to keep the internet free and open for all

Civil Society, Decentralized Internet

A mission to keep the internet free and open for all

The issues that come with the changes we’re seeing with privacy, consent, and identity concern every internet user on the planet. The decisions we make today to keep the internet free and open will impact how consumers use the web in future and as an industry, we believe it is the way to building long-lasting solutions that consumers trust.

Respecting consumer privacy, while delivering on the outcomes that brands, agencies, and publishers want is key to keeping the internet free and open. I believe that technological innovation, interoperability, contributing to industry standards, and collaborating with customers are all essential to building sustainable solutions. Together, we are powering a free and open internet for everyone.

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Article: What are dApps and How Do They Enable a True Free Market?

Civil Society, Commercial Intelligence, Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

What are dApps and How Do They Enable a True Free Market?

Crowdsourcing innovation and ideas is the most effective way to not only make the best possible systems, but to ensure that those systems work for everyone and can adapt over time. If we can transform the economy into a giant game of d-commerce, we can once again participate in a free market. The most free market the world has ever seen.

We need to democratize our economy from the ground up and force the big players to play by our rules or quit the game.

Some people tend to think that individual innovators or thought leaders are the ones who create the great products and corporations of our time. Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk surely are intelligent people, but they have huge teams of brilliant minds working under them. How many other brilliant minds are scattered across the country? Across the world?

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Article: Is it the manifestation of Web 3.0?

Decentralized Internet, Digital Content, Web 3.0

Is it the manifestation of Web 3.0?

People need, want, and hunger for new experiences. It is useless to deny that irritation is beginning to set in among social media users, who are witnessing the continuing contraction of freedom of expression online, turning them into refugees from Facebook, Twitter, and the like.

Metaverses are becoming the havens of those disenchanted users. It is indicative that so many companies are dedicated to creating blockchain-based metaverses, since they go where the money is.

Blockchain technologies may play an important role in the transition to Web 3.0 in the near future and act as a starting point for its rise. Perhaps the metaverses that are being developed today will become the social networks of tomorrow.

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Article: Future of NFTs – why art is just the beginning

Decentralized Internet, Digital Content

Future of NFTs – why art is just the beginning

I am more than sure that NFTs will make a real revolution not only in the field of art but also become that very “identity”, a digital passport of a person. In fact, with the help of such tokens, it will be possible to vote, record data on work and education there, which will make a real revolution in all areas of our life – after all, the blockchain cannot be fooled.

When Instagram or Twitter irrevocably blocks accounts that they believe violate community guidelines, it seems that we are investing our energy, and time in developing not our digital profile, but these companies (both in terms of user acceptance and advertising revenue perspective),

This does not mean that companies are wrong – they ultimately have the final say on what can and cannot be published on their platforms. But what if we could definitely save all the content created for each platform?

For this to happen, we must truly own our digital content – and therefore our digital identity.

Article: Will you be on the side of Web 3.0? Lina Khan as US FTC Chairman

Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

Will you be on the side of Web 3.0? Lina Khan as US FTC Chairman

The Biden administration nominated Lina Khan as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on the 15th. Kahn is a professor at Columbia Law School and is 32 years old. It will be the youngest in history as the top of FTC. Kahn is known for being critical of the monopoly of big tech such as Amazon.

Blockchain proponents tend to reflexively resist regulation and regulators, but given Khan’s concerns about monopoly by large corporations, he supports blockchain on major privacy issues. It can also be on your side.

In addition, Kahn’s anti-monopoly stance could create significant market opportunities for new types of tech companies, including those developing decentralized systems and “Web 3.0.”

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Article: Interplanetary File System Could Pave the Way for a Distributed, Permanent Web

Data, Decentralized Internet, Open Source, Web 3.0

Interplanetary File System Could Pave the Way for a Distributed, Permanent Web

“IPFS is general purpose, and has little in the way of storage limitations,” wrote Neocities founder Kyle Drake in a blog post announcing his company’s decision to become the first major website to implement IPFS. “It can serve files that are large or small. It automatically breaks up larger files into smaller chunks, allowing IPFS nodes to download (or stream) files from not just one server like with HTTP, but hundreds of them simultaneously. The IPFS network becomes a finely-grained, trust-less, distributed, easily federated content delivery network (CDN). This is useful for pretty much everything involving data: images, video streaming, distributed databases, entire operating systems, blockchains, backups of 8-inch floppy disks, and most important for us, static web sites.”

Ultimately, these core notions behind IPFS may be one solution to build a distributed, permanent web. It’s one possible alternative to the brittle and hypercentralized system that we’ve now arrived at with outdated protocols like HTTP — and potentially a useful hedge against an uncertain future.

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Article: Understanding the Data Mesh

Data, Decentralized Internet

Understanding the Data Mesh

Once data is treated as a product, it quickly becomes evident that a centralized model will never work. Instead, data products must be built in a decentralized way by the teams that own the data.

Much like a modern service stack is decentralized with hundreds or even thousands of services owned by multiple teams building their own APIs, Riccomini thinks a similar model can make a data mesh architecture a reality.

“A data mesh takes service stack best-practices and applies them to the data layer. Not only should application development teams define APIs for their business logic (in the form of web services); they should do so for their data as well. The infrastructure and culture needed for the two are remarkably similar,” he writes.

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Article: The internet paradigm shift is here: Are you prepared for Web 3.0?

Decentralized Internet, Open Source, Operating Systems, Web 3.0

The internet paradigm shift is here: Are you prepared for Web 3.0?

The Web 3.0 — with all the components of its stack, from networking, computing, storage to end-user applications — is being developed. This new era that embraces freedom, flexibility, accessibility and reliability involves a massive change — a paradigm shift — that will allow users to adopt decentralized and censorship-resistant solutions in order to become self-sovereign. Within the next generation of platforms, computing providers are striving to build open and fairer systems to prepare for this paradigm shift.

Improved technology, user experience and education of users is pertinent to the preparation for the next paradigm shift. Web 3.0 will bring us a fairer internet with uninterrupted services, reduced data breaches and more freedom and capability to run applications anywhere in the world on a decentralized platform. It’s only a matter of time before end users realize the better infrastructure needed to support the digitization of the world — and this next chapter in our human history.

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Article: To Succeed In Decentralizing Digital Identity, Focus On Relationships First

Decentralized Internet, Open Source, Web 3.0

To Succeed In Decentralizing Digital Identity, Focus On Relationships First

Decentralized identity technology aims to do much better, making users and their devices the sole authoritative sources of personal data by using digital identity wallets. These would function as if they were payment wallets, where a user could dole out as much personal data on request as they see fit to share in even more privacy-enhanced ways. Trusted issuers would lodge the data in the form of tamper-resistant verifiable credentials (VCs), and verifiers would have ways of retrieving and checking the sources of these VCs. Distributed ledgers serve to underpin issuer networks.

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Article: How DeFi Paves the Way for Financial Inclusion

Decentralized Internet, Innovation, Money

How DeFi Paves the Way for Financial Inclusion

According to the World Bank’s report from 2017, approximately 1.7 billion people worldwide don’t have a bank account today.

Not having access to this fundamental financial instrument is the main factor that stops them from realizing certain everyday functions. However, decentralized finance (DeFi) was created to meet all the requirements and demands of traditional banking — security, privacy, and accessibility — in a new way.

By transferring financial operations onto the blockchain, people will only need a smartphone or portable PC and a stable Internet connection to access the global financial system 24/7. How’s that for a step in the right direction?

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