Article: The Next Industry Open Data Will Shake Up

Civil Society, Data, Innovation, Open Source

The Next Industry Open Data Will Shake Up

There’s so much hype around the idea of open data regimes that the natural inclination is to be cynical and say it will never deliver on its promise.

But let’s suspend our cynicism, if only for a while, and imagine a world where compliance-driven open data regimes (actually) put power back into the hands of consumers. The consumers’ decisions then drive significant change among providers and, as a result, change the world for the better.

Consumers already have so much information and data on their phones and already have the power to change.

With these kinds of tools in their pockets, the power to change will literally be at our fingertips.

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Article: Blockchain Technology For Better Governance

Blockchain, Governance, Innovation

Blockchain Technology For Better Governance

Blockchain technology has the potential to make government operations more efficient. It can improve the delivery of public services and establish greater trust. Most government departments work in silos. The lack of interconnectedness across departments foments a larger concern about data integrity and consistency.

It is essential for departments to aggregate multiple digital identities accorded to citizens for making cross-referencing easier. This is what blockchain technology does.

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Article: NFTs Offer Alternative Revenue Source for Asian Musicians

Crypto, Digital Content

NFTs Offer Alternative Revenue Source for Asian Musicians

“The xxxx is an NFT” is his second effort. He deliberately experimented with a different platform and another crypto currency, and rather than selling through an auction, he made it available in limited editions. “The key is not to be greedy,” he said.

The experiment could lead to a new movement that would revive the direct relationship between patron and creators that was once prominent in the times of Renaissance, Tan says. Patrons who love one’s creative work are willing to pay a premium for a scarce product, creating a lifeline for artists, he explained.

Tan is working on his next NFT, which is scheduled to release in June. He expects obstacles lie ahead, but says he may be able to set an example for younger musicians.

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Article: How open source databases drive rapid innovation

Open Source, Software
How open source databases drive rapid innovation

In a Red Hat survey, 52% of Asia-Pacific (APAC) respondents said they use open source databases, highlighting the prominence of open source in the region. Unlike proprietary databases, open source databases enable developers to ‘fail fast’, a concept in DevOps and agile, whereby developers work with small increments of code that allow them to detect problems early and fix them while still in development. Open source databases enable developers to rapidly try new capabilities that speed innovation and improve the efficiency of their projects.

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Article: Why Business Leaders Should Prepare For The Shift To Decentralization

Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

Why Business Leaders Should Prepare For The Shift To Decentralization

I’m still amazed when I look at my own company. Although the pandemic forced our decentralization, we have the kind of culture that allows our employees to learn and understand what they need to do and we trust them to make the right decision. They quickly built a new set of processes, and we continued to make steady progress.

Done well, decentralization is a much more resilient, reliable and scalable system than a centralized system. Whether it’s at a country, community, major corporation or small business level, decentralization is coming. Those that prepare for and embrace it will be the winners in this next decade.

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Article: Balancing data rights is about protecting human rights

Data, Open Source

Balancing data rights is about protecting human rights 

Governments and their citizens can no longer avoid these questions, as we work together to tackle climate change, racial injustice, gender inequality and other defining challenges of our age. We need to establish policies and practices that show how to govern data for the public good, while keeping those in power in check. This kind of commitment can help restore public trust and maximize benefits, from closing gender and racial gaps to dealing effectively with future pandemics. It will not be easy, but it will be worth it.

Article: How decentralisation and tokenisation could revolutionise society

Civil Society, Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

How decentralisation and tokenisation could revolutionise society

One of the most important real-world applications in decentralisation-of-things are decentralised autonomous organisations or DAOs.
These are entities that are programmatically leaderless, anonymous, and decentralised.
In simple terms, DAOs are organisations that are governed by programming language and can function autonomously without human managerial activity and without interference from any governments.
This is contrasted with traditional organisations that must comply with local laws and involve delegating decisions to key agents who might act against the organisation’s interests.
The latter problem is what economists term the “principal-agent” dilemma.
DAOs promise to solve this problem since they do not have chief executive officers or managers to steer the organisation; instead, members self-govern and vote collectively on all decisions which are immutably recorded unto the blockchain ensuring tamper-proof bookkeeping.

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Article: The Top 4 Benefits of Dark Fibre Network

Dark Fiber, Hardware

The Top 4 Benefits of Dark Fibre Network

Tenants – or drivers – have their own house – or road – to themselves to design, use, expand, optimise, scale up or down as they see fit. This has big implications for organisations that are fast growing and have ambitions to expand and innovate. In this blog we take a look at the 4 reasons to consider building your enterprise network with Dark Fibre.

  • Better Performance
  • More Secure
  • Future Proof
  • Tech-Agnostic

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Article: Deeper Network, Launches a blockchain-based home-network hardware, Deeper Connect

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

Deeper Network, Launches a blockchain-based home-network hardware, Deeper Connect

In our view, the Deeper Chain is a significant forward step in the development of a more transparent and democratic internet. Yes, it’s referred to as Web 3.0 by others. We all know the internet has never been the free, available, and democratic medium that it was intended to be. We’re putting our money on solving these tough problems, and we want to be one of the leading contributors to the development of a distributed, democratic, and equitable Internet: which incentivizes citizens, the real users.

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Article: 3 Blockchain-Based Companies In S’pore That Have Nothing To Do With Cryptocurrency Trading

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet

3 Blockchain-Based Companies In S’pore That Have Nothing To Do With Cryptocurrency Trading

Currently, the most renowned blockchain-based companies in Singapore are all cryptocurrency trading platforms such as Coinhako and Binance. This shows that the average public tends to associate the industry with volatile and speculative trading assets with no other use case in mind.

However, plenty of blockchain-based companies are actually flourishing in Singapore, outside of decentralised finance and financial applications.

To give you a better idea on blockchain use cases, here are three under-the-radar blockchain-based companies in Singapore that you should know about:

  • Yojee – Logistics Software
  • Electrify – A Retail Marketplace For Energy
  • Bluzelle – Peer-To-Peer Data Storage Sharing

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