Article: The Node: COVID-19 and the Need for Web 3.0

Web 3.0

The Node: COVID-19 and the Need for Web 3.0

One year ago, exactly, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic. Throughout the following 12 months of misery, misinformation and great societal change, the cryptocurrency industry has emerged to be fairly robust. The core stricture of decentralization – of money, of governance and of information – has been thoroughly vetted and found useful, if not, correct.

Societal change has been both small- and large-scale, from the acceleration of e-commerce and work from home to the loss of trust in experts and institutions. As we continue to adapt to this new world, whether permanent or temporary, crypto will play an increasingly important role.

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Article: How science embraced decentralized collaboration to fight covid-19

Academia, Decentralized Internet

How science embraced decentralized collaboration to fight covid-19

Bitcoin changed the world by turning silos of monetary information into one big, global ledger. This global covid-19 pandemic is having a similar effect on science.

Up until now, scientists have increasingly worked in competition with one another. While collaboration does exist in research, especially in academia, there are increasing levels of competition when it comes to access to funding, patents, and intellectual property rights. However, as coronavirus has swept across the world, scientists are sharing their research in ever-increasing numbers.

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