Viewing the world from the bottom up, local-first cooperation points out ways in which we can make our software more resilient, give prompt responses to the end users, and at the same time run it on existing resources — leading to less infrastructure cost and waste. We get these benefits by recognizing that inherently localized processes are best dealt with in a purely local manner, without involving centralized services or long-range communication paths. All we need to do is to make full use of the edge devices that people already hold in their hands, utilizing the compute and storage available.
Right now, the blockchain space remains scattered. Blockchain and its applications are there, floating in this new space that will become the internet of the future, but they lack certain aspects that will connect them more thoroughly and turn them into Web 3.0. In its current stage, the blockchain sector is not unlike the internet of the ‘90s. It has some of the aspects it needs, such as security, decentralization, financialization features, and more.
However, it still lacks the main component — the real-time data — that will allow it to go big, similarly to how Web 2.0 (the modern-day internet) exploded. This issue is well-known, and there are some working towards solving it. One example is Streamr, which seems to be in the best position among these projects.
In establishing digital scarcity via one-of-a-kind tokens, and in holding out the promise of peer-to-peer digital media exchanges, NFTs hint at new approaches for media companies and brands to engage directly with their audiences without the intermediation of the platforms.
NFTs pose their own ownership issues. Many buyers are discovering they don’t really own the art or content to which they are attached.
And, as Khloe Kardashian’s bikini photo saga shows, it’s very hard to stop the replication of content, especially when it’s going viral. NFTs can’t physically stop or control the copying of digital content.
However, we can establish standards assuring that special rights to NFT-associated content are not controlled by a separate custodial platform but are assigned to the token owner and cryptographically bundled with the token itself so they can be easily transferred to the buyer with each downstream sale.
NASA has been using open-source software in some of its R&D projects for about 10 to 15 years now and it keeps a very extensive catalogue of the open-source code it has used. But open-source tech in space exploration mission has been a rare thought. But space missions are now focused on the use of technologies that are less expensive and more accessible. And therefore open source software in space exploration projects are pretty much be in vogue.
Technology played a key role in the entire Mars mission. For example, the 4-lb helicopters were contractors from recognizable companies like AeroVironment, Lockheed Martin, and Qualcomm. And behind its expansive software were thousands of open source developers from GitHub, the team of developers contributed code, documentation, graphic design, and more to the open source software that made Ingenuity’s launch possible, said a GitHub Blog, celebrating the moment in open source history.
TrustGrid Pty Ltd has announced the worldwide launch of TrustGrid, the world’s first digital trust ecosystem. With a high degree of privacy, security, and integrity, the solution facilitates technology interfaces between government entities and private organisations, providing services to suppliers, end users, customers, citizens and constituents.
TrustGrid use cases:
- Digital Government Services
- Digital Supply Chain
- Vaccinations and Health Records
CasperLabs and ThreeFold have a shared belief that decentralization is needed in order to build a better tomorrow. According to CasperLabs, decentralization is “how we will create more open, transparent, permissionless networks powered by people — paving the way for a new era of equitable innovation.”
“ThreeFold and CasperLabs share a commitment to making web3 environments more accessible to all developers,” says Neil Kapoor of CasperLabs. “Now that Casper is live on mainnet, we look forward to collaborating with ThreeFold to deliver a truly scalable, secure, and decentralized IT infrastructure for enterprise organizations building innovative, blockchain-based solutions.”
NFTs’ astronomic rise was the culmination of the initial innovation in 2017, the steadily established infrastructure of exchanges & wallets, and macro tailwinds.
It’s the last bucket of macro tailwinds that ultimately led me to become super bullish on the future of NFTs.
I firmly believe two trends will shape the world in the next 10–15 years:
- The Metaverse, and its proliferation on all aspects of society
- Web3 and the democratization of the Internet
And the arrival of both trends will firmly rely on the technology of NFTs in order to be successful.
Now, the infrastructure is emerging that allows video storage and distribution to happen in a decentralized way, making it resistant to censorship. In itself, this is a fundamental shift from the way that we consume video today. However, by introducing the ability to create video-based NFTs of the length of an entire TV show or movie, the shift becomes even more significant.
Thanks to the availability of services like Storj and Filecoin, such a paradigm shift is now underway. By combining a video NFT creation platform and marketplace with decentralized file storage capabilities, there’s no need to depend on Ethereum or on any of the centralized data providers like AWS.
If you’re building a hybrid cloud today, it’s likelier than not that you are using a proprietary platform, like Azure Arc or AWS Outposts. The modern hybrid cloud ecosystem is dominated by offerings like these.
Yet open source hybrid cloud solutions are quietly holding their own, providing an alternative for organizations wary of committing to a proprietary platform for setting up and managing a hybrid cloud.
Decentralized solutions focus on many needs and challenges we face today in the technology world. They leverage the potential of distributed resources to provide secure and reliable systems.
Blockchain solutions can solve them by using the distributed power of various nodes. Ankr is a blockchain-based cloud infrastructure that leverages edge systems’ resources in networks to provide a decentralized infrastructure. It has many solutions that help businesses, end-users, and developers. Anks is a blockchain-based alternative for systems like AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure.