Article: Open Access Fiber to Improve U.S. Internet Connectivity

Dark Fiber, Hardware, Open Source

Open Access Fiber to Improve U.S. Internet Connectivity

With Democratic control of the House, Senate, and White House and widespread support for an infrastructure bill, the United States has a narrow opportunity to catch up to the rest of the world on last-mile fiber deployment. Assuming that the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act will be the basis for any legislation included in the infrastructure bill, the act should be revised with open access infrastructure (including open conduit and dark fiber that are subject to government oversight) as its central tenet.

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Article: ThreeFold and CasperLabs partner to scale opportunity for enterprises, everywhere

Blockchain, Web 3.0

ThreeFold and CasperLabs partner to scale opportunity for enterprises, everywhere

CasperLabs and ThreeFold have a shared belief that decentralization is needed in order to build a better tomorrow. According to CasperLabs, decentralization is “how we will create more open, transparent, permissionless networks powered by people — paving the way for a new era of equitable innovation.”

“ThreeFold and CasperLabs share a commitment to making web3 environments more accessible to all developers,” says Neil Kapoor of CasperLabs. “Now that Casper is live on mainnet, we look forward to collaborating with ThreeFold to deliver a truly scalable, secure, and decentralized IT infrastructure for enterprise organizations building innovative, blockchain-based solutions.”

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Article: ‘With DeFi, You Have Complete Access’ — The Week in Quotes

Crypto, Decentralized Internet, Money

‘With DeFi, You Have Complete Access’ — The Week in Quotes

Plenty of discussions this week occurred at the World Economic Forum. A key topic was decentralized finance (DeFi). Speaking at the “Behind the decentralized finance hype” panel, Rune Christensen of MakerDAO brought to light the future of DeFi and how it is growing rapidly.

Christensen explained how DeFi can be accessed by anyone:

“It doesn’t matter if you’re a hedge fund manager on Wall Street or if you’re one of the 1.7 billion people that don’t even have a bank account. With DeFi, you have complete access.”

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Article: Deep Dive: How Crypto Exchanges Can Balance Platform Security With Customer Experience

Crypto, Cyber-Security

Deep Dive: How Crypto Exchanges Can Balance Platform Security With Customer Experience

Cryptocurrency exchange security is being hotly debated as digital assets draw more attention from consumers, investors, regulators and fraudsters. The values of cryptocurrencies are famously volatile and users can trade certain tokens anonymously or while using pseudonyms. These combined factors can attract both privacy-focused investors eager to gamble on favorable cryptocurrency market trends and also lure fraudsters who hope to hide their identities while conducting financial crimes. The current cryptocurrency frenzy is further creating a lucrative environment in which cybercriminals can carry out their schemes.

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