Article: The new digital, decentralized economy needs academic validation

Academia, Blockchain, Decentralized Internet

The new digital, decentralized economy needs academic validation

The crypto revolution is driven by “rockstars,” visionaries who often lack an academic background. Their ideas of decentralization and openness are refreshingly anti-systemic and optimistic. Still, these visions are only possible thanks to the work of generations of scientists who laid down the foundations of current crypto protocols decades ago, and continue developing them today. The shape and form that the crypto revolution takes will be the product of dreams and ideologies on the one hand, and peer-reviewed research and development on the other — in equal measure.

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Article: South Korea to issue blockchain-protected digital “vaccine passports”

Blockchain, Innovation

South Korea to issue blockchain-protected digital 'vaccine passports' | The  Japan TimesSouth Korea to issue blockchain-protected digital “vaccine passports”

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said a mobile app, which will allow international travellers to show digital proof of vaccination, will be officially launched this month.

“The introduction of a vaccine passport or ‘Green Pass’ will only allow those who have been vaccinated to experience the recovery to their daily lives,” Chung told a government meeting, adding the app uses blockchain technology to prevent counterfeit.

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