Article: The internet paradigm shift is here: Are you prepared for Web 3.0?

Decentralized Internet, Open Source, Operating Systems, Web 3.0

The internet paradigm shift is here: Are you prepared for Web 3.0?

The Web 3.0 — with all the components of its stack, from networking, computing, storage to end-user applications — is being developed. This new era that embraces freedom, flexibility, accessibility and reliability involves a massive change — a paradigm shift — that will allow users to adopt decentralized and censorship-resistant solutions in order to become self-sovereign. Within the next generation of platforms, computing providers are striving to build open and fairer systems to prepare for this paradigm shift.

Improved technology, user experience and education of users is pertinent to the preparation for the next paradigm shift. Web 3.0 will bring us a fairer internet with uninterrupted services, reduced data breaches and more freedom and capability to run applications anywhere in the world on a decentralized platform. It’s only a matter of time before end users realize the better infrastructure needed to support the digitization of the world — and this next chapter in our human history.

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Article: Open data

Data, Open Source

Open data

Open data primarily serves to make the information collected and processed by various public administration bodies transparent, easily accessible and reusable.

Information is necessary in every type of activity, it powers the society and encourages creativity in public administration, economy, tourism, culture, science or some other field.

The data opening will much faster and easier provide answers to questions: Where and how much it is spent? Where and how much it is polluted? Where and how much is produced? What and how are they produced? How much of a something is there and where, etc. With the possibility to download, distribute, customize, and link to other data, they can be integrated into business processes, products, and services, thus creating the added value. They encourage innovation in the creation of commercial and non-commercial applications, in the service of public, private, scientific and civil sectors.

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Article: Edge computing critical for businesses to harness data for dominance

Cloud, Data

Edge computing critical for businesses to harness data for dominance

Intel’s new report, ‘The Edge Outlook’ identifies edge computing as a critical factor that companies must harness to navigate and understand data for current as well as future business needs. The edge computing is claimed to make it possible for every single object to store information and for that information to be extracted and used in real time.

Technology use has grown exponentially during the pandemic, generating new, unprecedented volumes of critical business data. This data will be central to the digital transformation of many businesses, but many organizations are facing very real data processing challenges. For example, it’s impractical to send the sheer volume of data now being created back to the cloud for processing due to latency issues. This is where edge computing can play a critical role in driving efficiencies and underpinning the future growth of business, as per Intel.

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Article: Replicable Open-Source Solutions for Public Service Delivery

Governance, Open Source, Software

Replicable Open-Source Solutions for Public Service Delivery

Open-source software is transparent and provides insight to serve the public interest. It offers cities independence, flexibility, and financial savings. Vendors can be slow to upgrade and inflexible, whereas cities that know their own code can adapt it to changing needs. And, fundamentally, by opening up software development to new networks and increasing the number of people testing and working on the code, cities can co-develop solutions that wouldn’t be possible individually. For both cities sharing their open-source code and cities replicating existing open source solutions, the result is more innovative public services that meet a broader range of needs.

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Article: Local-First Cooperation

Cloud, Crypto, Decentralized Internet, Hardware, Open Source, Software

Local-First Cooperation

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.

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Article: The Internet of Energy: 3 Paths Towards Peer-to-Peer Electricity

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet, Hardware

The Internet of Energy: 3 Paths Towards Peer-to-Peer Electricity

A blockchain database is typically decentralized, meaning that it is collectively controlled by its participants rather than a single person or entity. This could facilitate a truly decentralized peer-to-peer energy system. Additionally, the information stored in blockchains is unchangeable, and the identity of participants is ensured through a unique identifier. This solves the issue of record keeping and tracking. It also offers additional possibilities in distributed energy management like the issuing of carbon tokens to offset an individual’s carbon footprint.

Article: Find blockchain jobs with the Bitcoin Association jobs board

Blockchain, Crypto

Find blockchain jobs with the Bitcoin Association jobs board

Blockchain and Bitcoin development talent is in high demand. This means good salaries, career security, and interesting, engaging work as one of the early pioneers of the world’s biggest and fastest growing tech trend. Now, thanks to Bitcoin Association, you can scour the market for job opportunities in Bitcoin from world leading companies, all in one place.

The Bitcoin Association jobs board allows employers in blockchain and bitcoin to post listings for career opportunities, and has fast become the place to go for learning of new vacancies in Bitcoin development.

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Article: Verto.exchange founder explains why he built the first DEX on “permaweb” protocol Arweave

Blockchain, Crypto, Data

Verto.exchange founder explains why he built the first DEX on “permaweb” protocol Arweave

Arweave describes itself as a new type of storage that backs data with sustainable and perpetual endowments, allowing users and developers to store data forever.

Arweave allowed us to accomplish the task of permanent, immutable, and always accessible data storage. This is exactly what we needed for Nest.land, and the new horizon of profit-sharing tokens made us quickly realize that storing data and compute on Arweave would be extremely economical.”

“I think that crypto is going to continue being used by more and more. As time continues, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that this technology can solve problems that centralized entities or governments cannot. I think it’s just a matter of time before this technology is completely mainstream.”

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Article: DeFi needs regulatory clarity to interface with ‘real-world’ finance, experts say

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet

DeFi needs regulatory clarity to interface with 'real-world' finance, experts  sayDeFi needs regulatory clarity to interface with ‘real-world’ finance, experts say

DeFi regulations are increasingly becoming a topic of conversation among many stakeholders, with regulatory agencies reportedly looking toward policing the growing ecosystem.

Back in March, the Financial Action Task Force published an updated version of its draft guidelines for cryptos with significant implications for the DeFi space. The document likely signals the growing intent among regulators to implement Know Your Customer compliance protocols for DeFi platforms.

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Article: How blockchain can cut down fraud in the wine industry

Blockchain, Innovation

How blockchain can cut down fraud in the wine industryHow blockchain can cut down fraud in the wine industry

“Unfortunately, buyers in nascent markets are not as knowledgeable of what to ask about or look for with provenance, nor any aspect of wine authentication, leaving this market a prime target for counterfeiters and those selling counterfeits.” Maureen Downey, an expert on fake wine, told Forkast.News. “As much as 50% of the fine wines in China are believed to be fake.”

But supply-chain verification and authentication through blockchain technology are now trying to cut down on wine fraud — which experts estimate is a billion-dollar industry.

“Wine is something to be aged, cellared, and is often a generational hobby,” Downey said. “To track it, we need something that can stand the test of time, and blockchain is the only thing that we’ve seen that will even come close.”

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