Article: Brave Co-Founder: ‘User Choice’ At Heart of Crypto Web Domains

Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

Brave Co-Founder: ‘User Choice’ At Heart of Crypto Web Domains

“If you eliminate the custodian of your domain name and your web content, you put the user back in control—they now have ownership, they’re now the ones who can monetize rather than these other companies,” Bradley Kam, co-founder of Unstoppable Domains, said on the Decrypt Daily podcast last Friday.

Kam said that in America, the appeal of the decentralized web isn’t so much about censorship resistance but rather user ownership, and the security that provides.

“[I] think that’s the thing that crypto brings up—so, for example, I’m not really worried about my money being censored where I am with my banks in the United States, but I am concerned about having control over it,” he said.

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Article: How a $2 Million NFT Drop Changed Artist Ben Mauro’s Life

Crypto, Money

How a $2 Million NFT Drop Changed Artist Ben Mauro's Life - DecryptHow a $2 Million NFT Drop Changed Artist Ben Mauro’s Life

Ben Mauro has worked on many massive entertainment projects during his career as a concept designer and art director. He’s been involved in films like the Matt Damon Sci-Fi hit “Elysium,” “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” and “The Hobbit,” as well as video games including “Call of Duty: Black Ops III” and the upcoming “Halo Infinite.”

But while those franchises have spread far and wide, Mauro struggled to find the funds and platform to fully pursue his own personal projects as a digital artist.

Until NFTs, that is.

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Article: Decentralized apps struggle to go mainstream amid coronavirus lockdown

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet

Decentralized apps struggle to go mainstream amid coronavirus lockdown

Zoom, once the darling of the quarantined remote worker, has been slammed for poor privacy, and has suffered a data breach in which 500,000 user accounts were offered for sale on the dark web. Meanwhile, Google and Apple have pooled their resources for contact tracing, highlighting the amount of information that Big Tech monoliths hold on their customers.

This, then, should surely be the moment for Web3 to sweep in and save the day, with its promise to wrest power from centralized entities and restore privacy to the masses. But it hasn’t. Not a single Web3 decentralized app (dapp) has gone truly mainstream during the coronavirus pandemic.

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