Article: Money Reimagined: NFTs Can Help Create a New Internet

Crypto, Decentralized Internet, Digital Content, Web 3.0

Money Reimagined: NFTs Can Help Create a New Internet

In establishing digital scarcity via one-of-a-kind tokens, and in holding out the promise of peer-to-peer digital media exchanges, NFTs hint at new approaches for media companies and brands to engage directly with their audiences without the intermediation of the platforms.

NFTs pose their own ownership issues. Many buyers are discovering they don’t really own the art or content to which they are attached.

And, as Khloe Kardashian’s bikini photo saga shows, it’s very hard to stop the replication of content, especially when it’s going viral. NFTs can’t physically stop or control the copying of digital content.

However, we can establish standards assuring that special rights to NFT-associated content are not controlled by a separate custodial platform but are assigned to the token owner and  cryptographically bundled with the token itself so they can be easily transferred to the buyer with each downstream sale.

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Article: ESG Investing In Blockchain And Cryptocurrency Decoded

Blockchain, Innovation, Web 3.0

ESG Investing In Blockchain And Cryptocurrency Decoded

While more people are becoming aware of Bitcoin, not everyone understands blockchain technology and what it can do, said Mark Cachia CEO of Vienna-based Scytale Ventures, which has been investing in the technology and believes in a Web 3 vision that includes a decentralized, verifiable and more secure Internet enabled by blockchain technology.

“Right now, it’s very fragmented,” Cachia said. “What does it mean to have a self-sovereign thing living on the Internet with no particular jurisdiction and no employees? Governments don’t know how to deal with it yet.

“As more useful and impactful blockchain protocols gain prominence, that will mark the turning point for public awareness,” he said. “Public awareness of blockchain protocols will mirror the protocols that power the Internet, TCP/IP.”

A set of standardized rules, TCP/IP, which stands for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, allows computers to communicate on a network such as the Internet.

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Article: Mass adoption of blockchain tech is possible, and education is the key

Academia, Blockchain, Web 3.0

Mass adoption of blockchain tech is possible, and education is the key

Until we educate people about the endless possibilities that emerging technologies could offer, mass adoption will be hard to achieve. That is why it is essential to bring these technologies and the knowledge about them to younger generations, where real transformations can and should be gained.

I would like to remind the young, ambitious blockchain community that a goal without a plan is just a wish, and you never fail until you stop trying. This industry is still in its infancy and is so ready for ambitious ideas to become a reality.

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Article: How To Decentralize Virtual Communities?

Decentralized Internet, Media

How To Decentralize Virtual Communities?

Decentralized social networks and communities provide a higher level of control and autonomy for members than centralized ones. There are also federated decentralized social networks and communities. The principle of interaction between users is significantly different.

For example, Twitter allows users to post and receive messages only to those with Twitter accounts (for example, Twitter users cannot post to Facebook accounts due to the lack of cross-platform). Federated decentralized social networks and communities allow users to communicate independently of the network and community. This is the main difference between decentralized social networks and centralized social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

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Article: Impact of Next-Gen Blockchains On The Adoption of IoT

Blockchain, Hardware

Impact of Next-Gen Blockchains On The Adoption of IoT

The combination of the advanced and the next generation of blockchain technologies with the IoT sector has the incredible potential and applications of creating the global marketplace. Blockchain technology can meet the demands of a wider range of IoT applications like smart cities, healthcare systems, identity management, voting, smart home, and many more. Blockchain technology can assist the mass adoption of IoT by overcoming so many challenges.

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Article: Parachains and the Internet of Blockchains

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

Parachains and the Internet of Blockchains

Unsurprisingly, the value of both Bitcoin and Ethereum coins has skyrocketed. The prospect of an Internet of Blockchains comes at a time when increasing numbers of users distrust the centralized Internet. Big Tech oligarchs use aggregated data of individuals as levers to create barriers to entry for emerging competitors. Hackers threaten the security of the critical infrastructure by stealing data with impunity.

The decentralized Internet of Blockchains distributes the power of information to individuals and communities, removing the honeypots of large data stores that attract hackers. Gavin Wood, a pioneer of Web 3.0 and the founder of Polkadot, sums it up with a clarion call, for Web 3.0 to be an executable Magna Carta–”the foundation of the freedom of the individual against the arbitrary authority of the despot.”

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Article: Raze Network, First Polkadot Cross-Chain Privacy Protocol

Blockchain, Crypto, Web 3.0

Raze Network, First Polkadot Cross-Chain Privacy Protocol

  • Raze Network is the first cross-chain privacy protocol on Polkadot.
  • Raze aims to enhance private anonymous DeFi transactions.
  • Raze is gearing to launch its native token $RAZE via IDO.

Raze Network is the first Polkadot-based cross-chain privacy protocol. Notably, the blockchain uses zkSNARKs to provide end-to-end anonymity for the entire DeFi and Web 3.0 stack.

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Article: Altcoins – The Tools of a Decentralized Society?

Blockchain, Crypto

Altcoins – The Tools of a Decentralized Society?

These are the tools of a decentralized society. Fundraising, interaction, and governance all-in-one. And the power is in the hands of the individual, not the institution.

Here are a few incredible new dapps and their highly functional tokens also known as altcoins:

  • Blockchains – Polkadot
  • Gaming – AnRKey X
  • Solar Power – iM Intelligent Mining
  • E-Commerce – Splyt

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Article: Cryptocurrencies, NFTs & Another Rise Of Blockchain. Ignore At Your Own Risk.

Blockchain, Crypto

Cryptocurrencies, NFTs & Another Rise Of Blockchain. Ignore At Your Own Risk.

Most importantly, as with any new emerging technology-enabled business model, companies should pilot NFTs with cryptocurrency and blockchain.  Start with creating a digital wallet and fill it with some Ether, the cryptocurrency that many NFT marketplaces use (because they use the Ethereum blockchain).  There are a number of sites that sell cryptocurrency, including Ether.  Some of the more popular sites are Coinbase and now PayPal.  Once a company has purchased some Ether they can proceed to OpenSea (or other NFT marketplaces, like Rarible or SuperRare), which is where lots of digital things are for sale.  Companies can buy some things on OpenSea (with their Ether) – and then sell them – all in the spirit of learning how it all works.  They can then browse their own portfolios for something to sell, or consider creating something they can sell.

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Article: ParaState successfully closes a $5-million strategic fundraising round

Blockchain, Web 3.0

ParaState successfully closes a $5-million strategic fundraising roundParaState successfully closes a $5-million strategic fundraising round

Substrate-based blockchains are popular because the framework provides the scalability and interoperability required for next-gen Web 3.0 platform deployments. With ParaState’s Pallet SSVM, any blockchain can become Ethereum-compatible while taking full advantage of the best-performing WebAssembly ecosystem optimized for Web 3.0. Rather than try and reinvent the built environment, over 100 projects are already building blockchains and decentralized applications on the Substrate framework for Polkadot and other interoperable ecosystems using ParaState’s one-stop friendly development environment.

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