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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Article: Germany’s federal bank tests blockchain payment system sans CBDC

Blockchain, Crypto, Governance

Germany’s federal bank tests blockchain payment system sans CBDCGermany’s federal bank tests blockchain payment system sans CBDC

The growing popularity of digital currencies has aroused mainstream interest in blockchain technologies and their possibilities. Increasingly, blockchain is used as a generic term that most people associate with Bitcoin, the digital currency created using the technology. The potential and scope of the application of decentralized protocols have already become so much broader.

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Article: Growth hacker uses crypto to help the unhoused

Crypto, Cultural Intelligence

Growth hacker uses crypto to help the unhoused

On March 20, the growth hacker set up posters on Wall Street with crypto expert Eloisa Marchesoni and listened to business pitches from unhoused individuals, many of whom don’t have the ability to apply for a loan through traditional banks. Arcaro approved 12.5 ETH — roughly $22,000 at the time of publication — in loans, with an average of 0.5 ETH going to each person.

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Article: Hospitalization Insurance Industry Trends Involve Integration Of Blockchain In Health Insurance

Blockchain, Innovation

Hospitalization Insurance Industry Trends Involve Integration Of Blockchain In Health Insurance

The integration of blockchain in health insurance is a key trend gaining popularity in the global healthcare insurance market and thus the hospitalization insurance market. The incorporation of blockchain in health insurance provides many benefits, such as enhancing integrity and protection by offering better control of patient data, reducing regulatory and enforcement costs, and maximizing interactions between health practitioners, insurance providers, and insurers.

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Article: Germany creates bridge between blockchain and euro

Blockchain, Money

Germany creates bridge between blockchain and euroGermany creates bridge between blockchain and euro

German authorities have developed technology allowing investors to buy and sell securities on the blockchain in return for central bank money, bridging a gap between two worlds that once seemed irreconcilable.

Private and public institutions around the world have been experimenting with using distributed ledger technology (DLT), best known for powering Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, for settling trades in official money.

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