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: The Metaverse, Web3, and the Inevitability of NFTs

Crypto, Web 3.0

The Metaverse, Web3, and the Inevitability of NFTs

NFTs’ astronomic rise was the culmination of the initial innovation in 2017, the steadily established infrastructure of exchanges & wallets, and macro tailwinds.

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Article: 5 Disruptive DeFi Use-cases Every Investor Should Know About

Blockchain, Crypto, Decentralized Internet

5 Disruptive DeFi Use-cases Every Investor Should Know About

Below the sea of options, however, there is fertile land for opportunities. For this article, we’ve researched the most attractive, rising DeFi initiatives and compiled our top five to help you build them into your Web 3.0 radar. For each of them, we’ve also included the leading, top, or best company to represent its niche. We’re sure you’ll find something to fit your style of investment and risk preference here!

  1. Decentralized Banking
  2. DeFi and NFT All-In-One Integrations
  3. dApp Ecosystems with Decentralized Governance
  4. Financial Instruments that Take Advantage of Market Inefficiencies
  5. Risk Management and Insurance

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Article: Education Solutions Look to Implement Blockchain Technology

Academia, Blockchain

Education Solutions Look to Implement Blockchain Technology

As demand for online education grew, the technological capacity to facilitate this demand had grown as well. New innovations, methods and business model are constantly being implemented in the online education segment. In particular, blockchain technology could offer several significant solutions to this segment. For example, according to a report by Forbes, having a blockchain-based system to record the accreditation, track the changes over time, and enable the instantaneous verification of credentials and degrees would help increase transparency, and trust.

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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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Robert Steele: Opening Message for Web 3.0 Informal Steering Group

Autonomous Internet, Civil Society, Collective Intelligence, Ethics, Web 3.0

https://web3-0.org/ is now operational. The webmaster is installing classic word press ( I hate block form), and then I will get to work loading stuff including videos and past posts crossed over from my web 3.0 collection at https://phibetaiota.net.

I got a lovely, brilliant interview with Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton today viewable here. The protocol that I use for BitChute, which does NOT come with easy to extract embed and link codes the way YouTube does, is to post the thumbnail jpeg with a link to the BitChute video. That gives folks direct access to description, embed code, full screen viewing, and link for sharing. BitChute’s CEO is a member of our group.

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Article: Web 3.0 Infrastructure Blockchain ‘The Graph’ Now Live on Ethereum

Software, Web 3.0

Web 3.0 Infrastructure Blockchain ‘The Graph’ Now Live on Ethereum

Analytics platform The Graph is now live on the Ethereum mainnet, according to the developer team. The project’s Thursday launch follows three years of work including a testnet and centralized mainnet.

The Graph seeks to create usable decentralized indexes and API feeds for blockchain-based projects through its own blockchain and native token GRT, project lead and co-founder Yaniv Tal said in a Zoom interview. The project is seeking to be a key infrastructural piece of Web 3.0.

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Article: Blockchain for Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO): Covid-19 Impact

Blockchain

Blockchain for Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO): Covid-19 Impact

Decentralization is at the core of the crypto-currency revolution, and its importance is increasing in the post-Covid-19 era. The Bitcoin Foundation’s Manifesto states: “the technology is completely decentralized, and the founder does not head up an organization that sets the strategy, governance, and standards.” In fact, Bitcoin was the first Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO). There is no centralized hub or authority that owns and runs “the Bitcoin.” The governance is by consensus through Bitcoin Improvement Proposals (BIPs). Contrast this how various solutions are governed in, say, centralized financial organizations such as large Banks, with often archaic and rigid hierarchical structures. Now, there are many DOAs and a robust DAO ecosystem.

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Penguin: World’s Largest Messaging and Collaboration Rollout Based on Open Source

Advanced Cyber I/O, Software

This ‘world’s biggest’ messaging and collaboration rollout is based on open source software

While Zoom and Microsoft Teams might have grabbed many of the headlines for keeping us connected during lockdown, open source tools have also been making significant progress.

For example, technology developed by UK software company Element is to be rolled out by the German education system to provide collaboration tools for half a million seats in the states of Schlesweig-Holstein and Hamburg.

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