Article: Inventor of the World Wide Web is auctioning its original source code as an NFT

Crypto, Digital Content

Inventor of the World Wide Web is auctioning its original source code as an NFT

In particular, the NFT that Berners-Lee will be selling consists of four parts according to Sotheby’s: “original time-stamped files containing the source code written by Sir Tim; an animated visualization of the code; a letter written by Sir Tim reflecting on the code and the process of creating it; as well as a digital ‘poster’ of the full code created by Sir Tim from the original files using Python including a graphic of his physical signature.”

Berners-Lee never patented his inventions of the world wide web and the first browser, releasing the source code for free instead. Together with his wife Rosemary Leith, Berners-Lee sits on the board of the World Wide Web Consortium, which they co-founded in 2009 to advance the open web as a public good and a basic right.

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Article: From Badging to Blockchain: Documenting Skills Learned

Academia, Blockchain

From Badging to Blockchain: Documenting Skills Learned

Further steps have been taken independently by universities that are utilizing blockchain technology to disseminate transcripts containing rich detail and documentation not available in the traditional paper document.

Yet much remains to be done if higher education, as a whole, is to engage in the development of an infrastructure aligned to industry needs. Experimentation must begin now, even as we are losing hundreds of thousands of prospective students to industry-initiated programs such as the Google career certificates. The process to pilot programs must be focused, easily assessed and open to modifications as it expands.

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