Article: NFTs will usher in a “creative and artistic renaissance” say designers

Crypto, Design

NFTs will usher in a “creative and artistic renaissance” say designers

Designers predict that NFTs will prompt an explosion of new works designed to make the most of digital technologies such as augmented and virtual reality.

Christodolou is experimenting with time-based programmable assets – digital images that evolve over time or react to its owner – as is Canadian lighting brand Bocci.

The company, which is currently selling DIY instructions for a candle as an NFT, is investigating how the technology can reflect the production process behind a product.

“Time-based programmable assets intrigue me because they might interweave into these processes and contribute to them,” Bocci founder Omer Arbel told Dezeen.

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Article: ‘There’s literally no limit’: NFTs could soon be used for cars, real estate, experts say

Crypto

There's literally no limit': NFTs could soon be used for cars, real estate, experts  say | Ottawa Business Journal‘There’s literally no limit’: NFTs could soon be used for cars, real estate, experts say

NFTs – which are essentially a tool that uses blockchain technology to provide proof of ownership of a digital asset such as an image, audio clip or a tweet – are currently a fringe item used primarily by tech enthusiasts and artists, but experts say potential uses for the tokens are nearly limitless, including the proof of ownership of assets such as cars, real estate or just about anything of value.

A non-fungible token is certified on the blockchain (the same technology that ensures the security of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin), and whoever owns the NFT is deemed the original owner of the asset.

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Article: Metis Launches Layer 2 Alpha Testnet

Blockchain, Web 3.0

Metis Launches Layer 2 Alpha Testnet

Based on the spirit of Optimistic Rollup, Metis is building an easy-to-use, highly scalable, low-cost, and fully functional Layer 2 framework (Metis Rollup) to fully support the application and business migration from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0. Its scalable protocol supports a wide range of use cases including yield farming, DEX trading, and powering the gig economy via DApps that offer cheap and fast micropayments.

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Article: DeFi Technologies Announces Strategic Partnership with HIVE Blockchain Technologies

Blockchain

DeFi Technologies Announces Strategic Partnership with HIVE Blockchain Technologies

This new strategic partnership presents a significant opportunity to create more value per deployed mining infrastructure for HIVE by leveraging MEV applications. For DeFi Technologies, the partnership gives exposure to one of the largest miners of Ethereum, which is the backbone on which DeFi applications are built and thus serves as a critical component supporting the sector.

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Yoda: Linked Open Data Overview

Access, Advanced Cyber I/O

Linked Open Data

Linked Open Data is a developing set of principles for publishing re-usable data sets that work at Internet scale. In this session we will explore the progress made by libraries, archives, and museums towards sharing descriptions of their resources as linked data. We will also review emerging digital humanities projects that are exploring linked data and consider the available opportunities for local digital humanities projects.

Richard Urban, Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science, will lead our discussion. Richard has extensive experience researching large-scale cultural heritage aggregations and metadata. In January 2013, he will lead a week-long workshop on Linked Data at the Digital Humanities Winter Institute.

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