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: Is cryptocurrency the future of the mortgage industry?

Crypto, Innovation

Is cryptocurrency the future of the mortgage industry?

The company’s founder and principal owner told Mortgage Broker News that blockchain and decentralized finance were set to “take the whole industry by storm” as Matrix announced last week that it would accept cryptocurrency for payments of goods and services.

“If you’re not prepared for what’s to come [in terms of] automation and Smart Contracts, then you’re really going to get sideswiped with the amount of technology that’s coming down the pipeline,” he said. “I’m more confident now than ever with the market and the crypto space. I figured: it’s time to really put my foot forward and say, ‘We’re here to stay, let’s get this thing going.’”

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Penguin: World’s Largest Messaging and Collaboration Rollout Based on Open Source

Advanced Cyber I/O, Software

This ‘world’s biggest’ messaging and collaboration rollout is based on open source software

While Zoom and Microsoft Teams might have grabbed many of the headlines for keeping us connected during lockdown, open source tools have also been making significant progress.

For example, technology developed by UK software company Element is to be rolled out by the German education system to provide collaboration tools for half a million seats in the states of Schlesweig-Holstein and Hamburg.

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