Article: Decentralization vs. centralization: Where does the future lie? Experts answer

Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

Decentralization vs. centralization: Where does the future lie? Experts answer

Last year, the world witnessed the great rise of the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector, which has started a significant shift toward decentralization. Monopolized data, controlled by a few companies in Web 2.0, causes the redistribution toward individual users in the rise of the Web 3.0 movement, even to decentralized governance that is now theoretically, technically and practically possible.

Blockchain-backed, driven decentralization can potentially redemocratize society by regaining trust in the election process, or as some argue, by protecting democracy around the globe. While blockchain cannot solve everything, it still has the potential to solve a lot of economic and social problems such as increasing diversity and inclusion, bridging the gender gapempowering the unbanked and combating economic injustice.

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Article: New Linux Foundation project takes blockchain and the open source approach to the insurance industry

Blockchain, Open Source, Operating Systems, Software

New Linux Foundation project takes blockchain and the open source approach to the insurance industry

The Open Insurance Data Link platform will reduce the cost of regulatory reporting for insurance carriers, provide a standardized data repository for analytics and a connection point for third parties to deliver new applications to members, according to the foundation. The foundation announced the new project on Monday, April 12 and describes the project as the “first open blockchain platform that enables the efficient, secure and permissioned-based collection and sharing of statistical data.”

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Article: Linux Foundation and OpenTreatments Foundation team up to fight rare genetic diseases

Innovation, Open Source, Software

Linux Foundation and OpenTreatments Foundation team up to fight rare genetic diseases

Rare diseases kill millions, but because they don’t make the headlines that coronavirus does, they’re often ignored. Now, the Linux Foundation and the OpenTreatments Foundation are joining forces to create open-source gene therapies for rare genetic diseases.

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