Progress is now being made with Tierra del Fuego, which includes its entire existing 357km, dark fibre Provincial Network, plus any other future network that will be deployed, allowing Arsat responsibility for its lighting, operation, marketing and maintenance. The network will be connected to the rest of the country through Refeo managed by Arsat , expanding its reach from the Estancia Cullen area of Tierra del Fuego to the towns of San Sebastián, Río Grande, Tolhuin and the provincial capital. The project is being financed by federal agency, Enacom.
The project aims to benefit Tierra del Fuego’s 176,000 inhabitants from the lighting of the dark fibre since it crosses its three main cities, and other populations -such as Puerto Almanza, Lago Escondido and other regions – that at the moment do not have service.
Web 3.0 is an internet where information and value flow in an integrated manner and where no permission is needed from a central authority to participate. The rise of technologies such as distributed ledgers and storage on blockchain will allow for data decentralization and create a transparent and secure environment, overtaking Web 2.0’s centralization, surveillance and exploitative advertising.
Fiat currency needs money printing resources, people to oversee its allocations, fraud services, among other things. All this increases the environmental footprint. On the flip side, the increased use of Bitcoin can reduce this footprint. Anyway, you only need computers, the internet, and electricity when using Bitcoin.
Also, the increased use of Bitcoin will reduce paper pollution. Think about it this way, when using Bitcoin, you will need a Bitcoin wallet and not a bank branch. You will use this wallet to get all the key information you would get from a bank branch. As a result, you will not need to go to bank branches to get paper statements whenever you need key information. Therefore, less paper will be wasted and hence less environmental pollution.
The current decentralized finance (DeFi) trend may be capable of turning the tide. As an industry, it brings financial services and products to the entire world by removing intermediaries and gatekeepers altogether. As financial access can boost local society’s living quality and prosperity, it is paramount to bring these tools to as many people as possible.
More importantly, the time has come to address the most significant issue in centralized finance: Too few people are in control. When a consumer deposits funds at a bank, they essentially give up any control over that money. The same idea applies to investing, where most people will do so through an account manager or financial expert, relenting control over their funds.
Blockchain, a decentralized ledger for linking information, can handle vast amounts of data and is often deemed immutable, as it is very difficult to alter completed digital entries. It underpins various cryptocurrencies, including the now-surging Bitcoin, and has become the cornerstone of Web 3.0 — the next, post-Big Tech phase in the evolution of the internet. Though many of its applications are in early developmental stages, blockchain is being used to innovate fields from banking and real estate to art and now, waste management.