Article: How a ‘Dual Double-Entry’ Blockchain Could Unite Digital and Physical Assets

Blockchain, Commercial Intelligence

How a ‘Dual Double-Entry’ Blockchain Could Unite Digital and Physical Assets

Think about the ways that, for example, a land deed is essentially a collection of data that holds value because of the asset with which it’s associated. Alternatively, think of the ways that your personal data, when aggregated with millions of other people, drives value for social media companies who use it to attract advertising revenue.

“While machines can operate on information through logic and maths, they cannot preserve or describe value. This is the ‘data problem,’” said Andrew Kessler, CTO and co-founder of Zenotta.

“Zenotta converts any form of data or digital content into Smart Data – a rival and excludable digital asset that is truly unique and can be owned. This ownership gives the Smart Data value, and gives the owner the rights and control over their Smart Data asset, something that was previously unattainable.”

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Article: Sentinel’s Decentralized VPN Protocol Launches on Cosmos Mainnet

Decentralized Internet, Software

Sentinel’s Decentralized VPN Protocol Launches on Cosmos Mainnet

Some governments block certain websites, such as Google or Wikipedia, based on geo-fencing, which means they can block it for people within different geographic regions. VPNs help evade that restriction by letting people connect to servers in areas outside the geo-fenced one.

A decentralized VPN takes these privacy measures a few steps further in that it can’t be compromised by a central actor or shut down by closing the company or server running it. In this way, it’s more resilient than a centralized VPN. Additionally, because all the code is open source, a trusted third party isn’t needed; rather, users can just check themselves.

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