Article: Social applications are the next big trend in crypto

Crypto, Decentralized Internet, Media, Open Source, Web 3.0

Social applications are the next big trend in crypto

In particular, crypto communities have grown and evolved in various new and exciting ways, with Twitter serving as a dominant space for discourse, followed by Reddit and, more recently, Clubhouse. Discord and Telegram have mainly served as community management tools and outlets for project-specific conversations.

The common denominator? None of these platforms really abide by the crypto principles of decentralization, privacy and user rights. A redesign of social media and community spaces in line with core crypto principles seems inevitable, not just for a safer medium of expression but also for an elevated economic ecosystem focused on thriving.

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Article: This VPN service uses cryptocurrency to make browsing the internet safer — Here’s how

Crypto, Decentralized Internet

This VPN service uses cryptocurrency to make browsing the internet safer — Here’s how

“A decentralized VPN (dVPN) is a peer-to-peer network for people to offer and connect to a bandwidth network,” Edlbeck said. “Anyone can offer their excess bandwidth from their home or from a data center, and people can also route their traffic through that excess bandwidth.”

As he puts it, a dVPN is a marketplace where people can offer a decentralized bandwidth via a peer-to-peer network. It’s all managed by whoever wants to opt-in.

“The benefit of using a VPN is really the same as using a centralized VPN or a decentralized VPN. You’re using both for the same use cases, but in a decentralized architecture, it’s individuals that are offering the nodes on the network.”

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Article: Cryptocurrencies, NFTs & Another Rise Of Blockchain. Ignore At Your Own Risk.

Blockchain, Crypto

Cryptocurrencies, NFTs & Another Rise Of Blockchain. Ignore At Your Own Risk.

Most importantly, as with any new emerging technology-enabled business model, companies should pilot NFTs with cryptocurrency and blockchain.  Start with creating a digital wallet and fill it with some Ether, the cryptocurrency that many NFT marketplaces use (because they use the Ethereum blockchain).  There are a number of sites that sell cryptocurrency, including Ether.  Some of the more popular sites are Coinbase and now PayPal.  Once a company has purchased some Ether they can proceed to OpenSea (or other NFT marketplaces, like Rarible or SuperRare), which is where lots of digital things are for sale.  Companies can buy some things on OpenSea (with their Ether) – and then sell them – all in the spirit of learning how it all works.  They can then browse their own portfolios for something to sell, or consider creating something they can sell.

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