Article: Inventor of the World Wide Web is auctioning its original source code as an NFT

Crypto, Digital Content

Inventor of the World Wide Web is auctioning its original source code as an NFT

In particular, the NFT that Berners-Lee will be selling consists of four parts according to Sotheby’s: “original time-stamped files containing the source code written by Sir Tim; an animated visualization of the code; a letter written by Sir Tim reflecting on the code and the process of creating it; as well as a digital ‘poster’ of the full code created by Sir Tim from the original files using Python including a graphic of his physical signature.”

Berners-Lee never patented his inventions of the world wide web and the first browser, releasing the source code for free instead. Together with his wife Rosemary Leith, Berners-Lee sits on the board of the World Wide Web Consortium, which they co-founded in 2009 to advance the open web as a public good and a basic right.

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Article: Privacy, Decentralization & Investments: What Do They Have in Common?

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

Privacy, Decentralization & Investments: What Do They Have in Common?

The emergence of technologies such as distributed ledgers and storage on blockchain paves the way for data decentralization and might create a more transparent and secure environment, overtaking Web 2.0’s centralization, surveillance, and exploitative advertising. In time, decentralized infrastructure and application platforms should displace centralized tech giants and allow individuals to own their data rightfully.

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Article: Guy Who Built The Internet Says 2.2 Billion People Still Offline, Which Is Wrong

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Tim Berners Lee WWW InventorGuy Who Built The Internet Says 2.2 Billion People Still Offline, Which Is Wrong

Highlights

  • Tim Berners-Lee has argued that the internet access must be recognized as a basic right, akin to how electricity was seen in the last century
  • In a letter to coincide with the 32nd birthday of the web, the British computer scientist has called on governments to invest in the future by ensuring internet access to all young people
  • Tim Berners-Lee also expressed concern about abuse and misinformation on the web, which threatens the participation of the young people and can force them from platforms altogether
  • The 65-year-old estimated an investment of $428 billion from governments and the private sector over the next decade would ensure a quality broadband connection for everyone

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