Article: How Austin is using blockchain to help the homeless

Blockchain, Governance

How Austin is using blockchain to help the homeless

A blockchain-based solution for homeless residents in Austin is currently being developed.

Austin is also exploring the use of 3D printing to tackle homelessness. Local startup Icon has begun 3D printing homes at Community First!, a 51-acre development that aims to eventually house 40 percent of Austin’s homeless population.

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Article: 3 projects successfully using mesh network technology

Autonomous Internet

Open source network cable3 projects successfully using mesh network technology

If you think about it, isn’t the Internet just a giant mesh network? If we deviate slightly from the standard definition that requires that all nodes to assist in data distribution, the answer is a resounding yes.

However, traditional network technologies and the vendor-provided hardware required to run them is often far too expensive to deploy without deep pockets. Open source software aims to solve these problems and enable network connectivity to marginalized groups all around the world.

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