Article: Why interoperable data will save time and money for ag

Data, Decentralized Internet, Innovation

Why interoperable data will save time and money for ag

A great example is email. The various email systems such as Gmail, Outlook, Hotmail etc., exchange emails efficiently because their industry has created interoperable data standards and open-source tools that they all utilize. They do not need to develop separate code for each different email system they are sending emails to. Imagine the cost and the lift if each company had to “invent” email every time they set out to make their solution.

The hand-me-down nature of data systems that have been adapted to our needs instead of designed for them is probably one of the major reasons we have not yet solved this puzzle. This is an exciting time for our industry, not just because we are likely on the cusp of many great new innovations, but because we have been invited to the table to represent fresh produce and floral in the earliest phases of development.

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Article: Blockchain tech has a solution to secure your email

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet

Blockchain tech has a solution to secure your email

The constant influx of unwanted emails at all hours of the day can be taken care of easily, and a “clutter-free inbox” can be provided using smart contracts. The inbox experience goes several notches up when these possibilities can also be integrated with smart contracts.

There could be a possibility to create a one-time email address to share with strangers, which could later be completely erased. The option of creating a fixed-time email address, from a duration of one day to several months, is also a possibility. This powerful feature makes it much easier to choose a reliable provider, without having the almost-permanent digital footprint of an email address.

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Article: Why are we still using email in the age of instant messaging?

Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

Why are we still using email in the age of instant messaging?

The struggle to provide meaningful real-time collaboration tools with outside parties is why email has remained so prevalent in the age of instant messaging. But change has arrived. An open, decentralized network benefits from being able to support interoperability between millions of users, making it well suited to the largest organizations and their entire ecosystem. Long gone are the days of being forced to switch between siloed systems.

Email may never die, but open-sourced and decentralized technologies will guide the way for the instant messaging and collaboration tool market. Interoperability is the key and Matrix is the open communication layer of the web that organizations have been looking for.

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Article: Blockchain and Distributed Web: Why You Should Care

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet

Blockchain and Distributed Web: Why You Should Care

In this first session, we sat down with CoLab’s Joe Gerber and Gavin McDermott to talk about the distributed web and blockchains and why it’s important to experiment with these emerging technologies. Many people conflate blockchain technology and bitcoin, but as Joe and Gavin discussed, bitcoin is a digital currency and one small piece of a larger movement powered by blockchain technology and the distributed web. In this post, we’ll break down why, as Joe and Gavin say, the web is being rewritten from the inside out.

Joe and Gavin boiled down their thinking for why blockchain technology and the distributed web are so game-changing to three core principles:

  • People now have permission by default
  • Data flowing freely
  • New types of coordination

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Article: Fintech, Blockchain game changers for SMEs


Fintech, Blockchain game changers for SMEsFintech, Blockchain game changers for SMEs

Dr. Noureddine Lasla, Research Fellow, ICT Division, CSE, HBKU presented a demo of how to develop a decentralized application on Blockchain design for deployment for SMEs.

He said, “The traditional web or mobile application relies on centralized server to manage the business, for example Gmail, twitter, Facebook are hosted on centralized or single server. This kind of architecture has some security drawbacks like privacy concerns, on the other hand Blockchain architecture is completely different – instead of having single server to host all the business application there is distributed set of servers that are connected and communicate with each other in secure manner using Blockchain protocol.

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Article: Web 2 Oligarchs Cast a Long Shadow. But Web 3 Can Help

Blockchain, Web 3.0

Web 2 Oligarchs Cast a Long Shadow. But Web 3 Can Help - DecryptWeb 2 Oligarchs Cast a Long Shadow. But Web 3 Can Help

Last week, Google suffered a temporary outage, affecting some of the world’s most popular online services, including YouTube, Gmail, Google Assistant, and Google Drive. It was down only an hour, but the outage temporarily halted online work for many and illustrated the perils of modern online existence over-reliance on the search engine giant.

The event served as a timely reminder of the fragility of the underlying infrastructure that runs the web. It showcased just how impaired we all are when one of the tech monopolies falters, even just for a moment.

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