Article: The internet paradigm shift is here: Are you prepared for Web 3.0?

Decentralized Internet, Open Source, Operating Systems, Web 3.0

The internet paradigm shift is here: Are you prepared for Web 3.0?

The Web 3.0 — with all the components of its stack, from networking, computing, storage to end-user applications — is being developed. This new era that embraces freedom, flexibility, accessibility and reliability involves a massive change — a paradigm shift — that will allow users to adopt decentralized and censorship-resistant solutions in order to become self-sovereign. Within the next generation of platforms, computing providers are striving to build open and fairer systems to prepare for this paradigm shift.

Improved technology, user experience and education of users is pertinent to the preparation for the next paradigm shift. Web 3.0 will bring us a fairer internet with uninterrupted services, reduced data breaches and more freedom and capability to run applications anywhere in the world on a decentralized platform. It’s only a matter of time before end users realize the better infrastructure needed to support the digitization of the world — and this next chapter in our human history.

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Article: Data fairness: A new social contract for the 21st century economy

Civil Society, Data, Web 3.0

Data fairness: A new social contract for the 21st century economy

The power of data is relational and cumulative, it is the product of many participants and users who are often unwitting in their contribution to “data labor,” and are often not compensated fairly for it.  We need more sophisticated tools for understanding the unique properties and dynamics of data.

Innovations to redress the imbalance of the data economy range from top-down government interventions, such as targeted regulatory reforms, to bottom-up civil society-led actions, where “data stewardship” can be fostered through institutions like trusts, cooperatives, and unions, which give people more control. Overall, a broad community of perspectives should be included in any efforts to rebalance the digital economy.

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Article: Blockchain’s Disruptive Potential in Academia is Massive

Academia, Blockchain, Innovation

Blockchain’s Disruptive Potential in Academia is Massive

Blockchain has been receiving considerable attention from a score of industries and audiences due to its promises of immutable, decentralized, and verifiable data management. Despite these characteristics offering a substantial draw for both academia and other industries, it is the social benefits of a trustless system enabling seamless peer-to-peer interaction within a decentralized network, that academic institutions have latched onto. Is there a need for blockchain adoption within universities?

Article: Blockchain Voting is Possible: Dispelling Myths & Fears

Blockchain, Innovation

Blockchain Voting is Possible: Dispelling Myths & Fears

Blockchain voting is certainly an uphill battle. Each of these concerns is a mix of real-world challenges and widely-held misconceptions that need to be teased out from each other and addressed.

But we believe that we have solved the core issues at hand, and what we need now is time, iteration, and testing. Just like paper-ballot voting systems, which initially had to overcome many of the same problems, blockchain voting must evolve and improve over the course of its use.

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