Article: SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Qiskit

Open Source, Software

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Qiskit

Qiskit is an open-source framework for creating and running programs on quantum computers. The project was launched by IBM four years ago as an effort to introduce more programmers to quantum computing.

Since then, IBM has updated the SDK to better meet users’ needs and have provided pulse-level control to help programmers understand and work with qubits. Additionally, the company recently added the Qiskit Optimization model, which enables programmers to focus more on programs and less on how quantum systems work.

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Article: DeFi Is Changing: And It’s for the Better

Blockchain, Crypto, Decentralized Internet

DeFi Is Changing: And It’s for the Better

As the term suggests, decentralized finance is the rapidly growing field of decentralized financial tools and platforms — many of which provide access to crucial services that are scarcely available in many regions. As a rapidly growing industry, the DeFi landscape is iterating at a pace that few can keep up with — with increasingly novel applications and products seemingly emerging on a daily basis.  But amidst the mania, several trends are beginning to emerge in the DeFi space, which looks likely to set the tone of what lies ahead.

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