Article: Technology internships meet open source in Outreachy

Open Source

Technology internships meet open source in Outreachy

Outreachy is a paid technology internship program that runs twice a year for three months. During that time, interns can work in areas like programming, user experience, documentation, illustration and graphic design, or data science. In this technology internship program, participants work remotely with experienced mentors from prominent FOSS communities like Git, Mozilla, Linux kernel, GNOME, Wikimedia, and many others.

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Article: Parachains and the Internet of Blockchains

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

Parachains and the Internet of Blockchains

Unsurprisingly, the value of both Bitcoin and Ethereum coins has skyrocketed. The prospect of an Internet of Blockchains comes at a time when increasing numbers of users distrust the centralized Internet. Big Tech oligarchs use aggregated data of individuals as levers to create barriers to entry for emerging competitors. Hackers threaten the security of the critical infrastructure by stealing data with impunity.

The decentralized Internet of Blockchains distributes the power of information to individuals and communities, removing the honeypots of large data stores that attract hackers. Gavin Wood, a pioneer of Web 3.0 and the founder of Polkadot, sums it up with a clarion call, for Web 3.0 to be an executable Magna Carta–”the foundation of the freedom of the individual against the arbitrary authority of the despot.”

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Article: 3 Reasons Bitcoin Could Double Your Money (and More)

Crypto, Money

Concept art depicting a Bitcoin token.3 Reasons Bitcoin Could Double Your Money (and More)

Investors should remember Bitcoin is a highly volatile asset. In fact, it has lost over half its value several times over the last decade. For instance, between December 2017 and December 2018, the price of a token fell more than 80% — and it’s possible (perhaps even likely) that a similar event will occur again.

However, for investors who can tolerate that type of risk and volatility, Bitcoin could be a rewarding long-term investment.

Here are three reasons Bitcoin could double your money (and more).

  1. Bitcoin is powered by blockchain
  2. Bitcoin benefits from scarcity
  3. Bitcoin is the most popular cryptocurrency

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Article: Distinguish “Smart Contract” From Abstract Idea To Pass Blockchain Patentability Scrutiny

Academia, Blockchain

Distinguishing to Pass Blockchain Patentability ScrutinyDistinguish “Smart Contract” From Abstract Idea To Pass Blockchain Patentability Scrutiny

Smart contracts are often mentioned in blockchain-themed patent applications and recited in claims. However, Examiners without a thorough understanding of this concept or unfamiliar with blockchain technology often equate smart contracts with legal or commercial contracts stored on blockchains. As a result, the Examiners may find claims directed to merely applying the blockchain technology to execute legal or commercial contracts, for example, as part of a commerce system, like hedging.

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Article: Viewpoint: Will 5G harm you? Activist groups succeed in stirring conspiracy health risk phobias, as New York State legislature prepares to debate ‘growing evidence’ of harm

Governance, Hardware, Software

screen shot at amViewpoint: Will 5G harm you? Activist groups succeed in stirring conspiracy health risk phobias, as New York State legislature prepares to debate ‘growing evidence’ of harm

Two bills were recently introduced in the New York State legislature (in the Assembly and in the Senate) to establish a “special commission charged with investigating the “growing evidence” linking exposure to radiofrequency (RF) microwave radiation (‘wireless radiation’) emitted by 5G and other wireless antennas, with serious human health and environmental impacts.”

“To date, no studies have confirmed claims by the telecom industry that exposure to wireless radiation emitted by 5G wireless devices, as well as earlier generations of wireless technologies, is safe.”

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Article: NY State Lawmakers Float Creation Of 5G Safety Commission

Governance, Hardware

NY State Lawmakers Float Creation Of 5G Safety Commission

Two New York state lawmakers have introduced legislation to establish a commission charged with examining the health and environmental impacts of wireless radiation emitted by 5G technology and other wireless antennas.

“This kind of involuntary exposure to a scientifically-proven health hazard deserves the scrutiny this commission will provide,” Wood said. “I applaud Senator Kaplan and Assemblyman Abinanti for taking this action to protect public health and the environment.”

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Article: Polkadot Deep Dive 2021 – Connecting The $DOTs

Blockchain

Polkadot Deep Dive 2021 – Connecting The $DOTs

Security is at the heart of decentralization. Most of the blockchain platforms working in isolation are competing with each other over security resources; whether it’s staking or burning coal to solve hashes.

There is no concept of a shared security base because of a difference in execution environments, consensus and complete lack of interoperability.

In an attempt to solve these challenges, Polkadot took a completely different approach and built a massive and powerful platform to enable the next-gen Web 3.0 as they call it!

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TrustBase:the “Ferryman” of Polkadot

Blockchain, Web 3.0

TRUSTBASE:THE “FERRYMAN” OF POLKADOT

TrustBase has captured the developer’s “key minority” in the development of the blockchain ecosystem. To realize the vision of Polkadot and Web 3.0, TrustBase provides a powerful weapon that any developers can use easily.

Ofu, Manu’a Mar 21, 2021 (Issuewire.com)  – Through the self-developed lightweight WASM smart contract language Subscript, TrustBase has captured the developer’s “key minority” in the development of the blockchain ecosystem. To realize the vision of Polkadot and Web 3.0, TrustBase provides a powerful weapon that any developers can use easily.

According to PolkaProject statistics, as of January 31, the number of projects established in the Polka Ecosystem has reached 354, covering DeFi, privacy, games, wallets, and a variety of fields, and the expansion of the projects is still increasing.

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Article: ‘Ethereum Killer’ Polkadot: What’s So Great About It, And Why Buy It?

Blockchain, Crypto

Polkadot, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, altcoins‘Ethereum Killer’ Polkadot: What’s So Great About It, And Why Buy It?

Last week, I reached out to some professional crypto fund managers I know in Russia to give me their top crypto investments so I could get in on the action. One of the names that came up had also been mentioned by others I have not spoken to before, but everyone seemed to be on the same page: Polkadot (DOT) was the new altcoin everyone loved. It had all the right moves.

The Swiss-born “blockchain of blockchains” is often said to be an Ethereum killer. Ethereum (ETH) is the most highly traded cryptocurrency after Bitcoin.

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Article: ‘Power to the People’: Privacy Was the Rallying Cry of Berlin’s Web3 Summit

Web 3.0

‘Power to the People’: Privacy Was the Rallying Cry of Berlin’s Web3 Summit

It may seem trivial in some cases, but digital anonymity is no joking matter to American whistleblower and privacy advocate Edward Snowden.

“We need someone to be able to post something truly idiotic on the internet and not have it haunt them for the rest of their lives,” he said through a webcam to a crowd of roughly 1,000 at the Web3 Summit in Berlin.

“To be able to engage in private trade is one of the basic human freedoms,” Snowden said during his Tuesday keynote. “On the internet today you can’t do that without incredible technological familiarity.”

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