Article: Accurate, open data is crucial to cross-sector grid planning and disaster prevention

Civil Society, Data, Open Source

Accurate, open data is crucial to cross-sector grid planning and disaster prevention

Cross-sector data sharing is also vital to driving smarter holistic infrastructure planning. For example, we are currently partnering with system integrators to harness cross-sector data on infrastructure such as utility poles and housing developments to inform holistic utility grid planning that complements rather than clashes with existing services. Integrated cross-sector datasets on the proximity of planned infrastructure to nearby environmental features such as forests can help utilities achieve environmental, social, and governance (ESG) commitments.

The trend towards data sharing requires an industry-wide step-change in the capture and curation of data to ensure all companies have a comprehensive, current picture of their networks and use geospatial information systems built around open design principles. This would ensure a consistent standard of network data is captured and shared across the industry. Rich, real-time, and open data can help foster a utility sector built around cooperation that facilitates a higher standard of network resilience despite the challenging environmental issues we face today.

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Article: Charlie Bit Me NFT sale: Brothers to pay for university with auction money

Crypto, Digital Content, Money

Charlie Bit Me NFT sale: Brothers to pay for university with auction money

Some 14 years and 885 million views later, the clip of baby Charlie biting his brother Harry’s finger is still one of the internet’s most viewed videos.

As well as fame, the video has brought riches – it recently sold as a non-fungible token, or NFT, for £500,000. The boys now say they’ll use the money to go to university. Harry, who is now 17, tells Radio 1 Newsbeat he wants to study “some kind of engineering” at either University College London or Imperial College London. Charlie, now 15, isn’t yet sure what he wants to study. But he says the money generated by the video will also cover the uni fees of his two younger brothers, Jasper and Rupert, if they want to go.

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Article: Netwise close to opening new London data center, Zayo will provide dark fiber into facility

Dark Fiber, Hardware

Netwise close to opening new London data center, Zayo will provide dark fiber into facility

Zayo will provide diverse dark fiber routes into the new location, providing connections back to Netwise’s existing core nodes in Telehouse North and Equinix LD8.

“We’ve used Zayo to deliver high capacity links elsewhere on our network for quite some time, so this is a natural evolution of our growing relationship. The diverse route options provided by Zayo will enable the resilient interconnection of our new London East data center with the rest of our core network,” said Matt Seaton, Senior Manager at Netwise.

“The newest collaboration with Netwise will enable Zayo to meet the growing demands for connectivity solutions in a major European hub,” said Yannick Leboyer, Europea CCO at Zayo. “Our unique, low latency fiber network will provide high-quality connections for service providers in the UK and across Europe.

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Article: How the NFT Breathes New Life Into Branded Content Marketing

Crypto, Digital Content

How the NFT Breathes New Life Into Branded Content Marketing

The rise in NFTs has rekindled talks about developing a new media ownership model to make it more creator-centric. NFTs allow creators, be these brands or individual artists, to retain ownership of their content without restricting its distribution over the Internet.

As a result, NFTs can change the media ownership model by offering creators, their audiences, and blockchain developers a viable alternative to monetization.

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Article: DLT Needs Market-Wide Data Standardization For Global Adoption – Wef

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet

DLT Needs Market-Wide Data Standardization For Global Adoption – Wef

Matthew Blake, head of the future of financial services at World Economic Forum, said: “Following several years of intense hype, examples of use cases where inefficiencies and challenges are being solved with blockchain are starting to emerge across capital markets. With the future for blockchain in financial services still being defined, a nuanced look at the opportunities this technology offers right now is particularly important for the financial services industry.”

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Article: Bringing clinical trials into the new age with blockchain

Blockchain, Innovation

Bringing clinical trials into the new age with blockchain

In its simplest form, decentralisation means that no single power has exclusive control over the data or its processing. In the context of blockchain, this is achieved because the data is also distributed, ie, it is stored at each individual node in the network and not a single location. In terms of clinical trials, decentralisation means that it is not happening at a single central site; instead, it may be a multi-centre trial or be using connected technologies to enable participants and investigators to report remotely – while remaining within the overall structure of scientific and regulatory controls.

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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: The NFT Craze Is Helping Nigerian Artists Go Global

Crypto, Money

The NFT Craze Is Helping Nigerian Artists Go Global

the trend has spread to Nigeria, where local financial institutions are banned from servicing crypto firms. This means Nigerians cannot convert digital assets to naira through traditional crypto exchanges. But that hasn’t wiped out crypto in Africa’s largest economy, thanks in part to its young and tech-savvy population. Users began switching to peer-to-peer platforms to avoid using banks and the use of crypto continues, as evidenced by how local artists like Oyewumi are embracing NFTs.

There are “a lot of great artists out of Africa, and Nigeria, who are focused on physical work, and I’m all for them getting a better understanding of the opportunities of NFTs,” Ugwu said.

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Article: Boson Protocol Concludes $25.8m Public Sale, Lists Token On Exchanges

Blockchain, Crypto, Web 3.0

Boson Protocol Concludes $25.8m Public Sale, Lists Token On Exchanges

Boson Protocol is a web 3.0 primitive that acts as the foundational infrastructure to connect smart contracts with real-world commerce and its data to power the decentralized autonomous commerce revolution. Through Commitment NFTs, Boson Protocol allows for future trade commitments to be tokenized, enabling enterprises, organisations, and customers to bridge the divide between digital decentralized technologies and the transfer and trade of physical goods.

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Article: Purab Kohli on web censorship: By censoring content, you are treating adults like children

Censorship, Content Integrity

Actor Purab Kohli jumped on to the OTT bandwagon way back.Purab Kohli on web censorship: By censoring content, you are treating adults like children

“Nothing should be censored from adults. If a person is legally considered to be an adult after a certain age, she or he should be allowed to choose what they want to watch, experience or feel. No one is forcing them to watch the content they have a choice to do so. By censoring content your treating adults like children,” concludes Kohli.

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