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Tokens are a New Digital Primitive, Analogous to the Website

Major computing waves generally have two eras: the skeuomorphic era and the native era.
In the skeuomorphic era, the design thinking is largely adapted from older domains. For example, the early web was mostly digital adaptations of pre-internet activities like letter writing and mail-order shopping. Websites back then were mostly read-only.
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Seeing and Hearing the Future, with Harrison Gross, Co-founder & CEO of Lucyd

The development of smart eyewear and how apps, blockchain, and a community of invested individuals can be the future of selling products

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Five ways blockchain technology is changing businesses

Blockchain technology is quickly gaining popularity, not only in the fintech industry, but in the ecosystem as a whole. People had their doubts about the technology in the past but nowadays, it has been seen to benefit businesses in many ways. This  gives momentum to digital technology, where it is getting integrated into traditional businesses. 

The major discouragement large and medium business owners get when they hear about blockchain technology is cryptocurrency. The currency is extremely volatile to change and is still not investor-friendly. At one instance, the currency can rise tenfold, and the very next moment, it could fall far below what you invested. 

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Hybrid Smart Contracts and Blockchain Technology Networks in Development at Chainlink Labs with…

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At Chainlink Labs, CMO Adelyn Zhou embraces the complicated nature of marketing in the quickly evolving field of blockchain technology. She also leans into the idea that technology like blockchain can have a major impact on often-forgotten parts of the world.

“Chain Link is a developer tool. We help developers [who are] building applications on the blockchain, connect their clinics, their applications, to things outside of it….whether that’s data, or computation, or information, or other existing systems, I think of us as a bridge.”

They have already experienced success with users in Africa that are implementing the tool creating hybrid smart contracts that combine the all-important weather data with the terms set in the smart contract, allowing farmers to increase the scope of their business prospects and to get paid for what they provide.

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Scarcity? We have the same resources as Neanderthal Man!

COSM 2021 is fast approaching. On the weekend of November 10-12, titans of the tech world will descend on Bellevue, Washington, to discuss the future of technology. Topics to be covered include blockchain, NFTs, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and Big Questions like “Is Technology Soaring or Slumping?”

This year, COSM will include Discovery Institute’s own Gale Pooley, senior fellow at the Center on Wealth & Poverty.

Dr. Gale Pooley

This isn’t Pooley’s first round at COSM. He addressed the COSM crowd in 2019 with a talk entitled, “Killing Thanos – Defeating the Ideology of Scarcity” (video posted at the end of this article).

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In-Game Asset Trading on the Blockchain

Hosting in-game assets such as tradeable items or purchasable cosmetics on the blockchain as NFTs would allow asset of any game to be traded safely with assets of any other. Players could directly trade assets for crypto or for NFTs outside of the gaming world, to people all over the globe without the worry of regional restrictions or needing to deal with third-parties like PayPal or Visa. Owning an NFT would grant players true ownership of the asset, as opposed to it simply being lent to you by the developers, where they can take it back as they please. An asset is yours to keep, burn, or trade, even if the game’s servers go down.

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Blockchain Interoperability: The Lifecycle of a Sidechain

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We empower developers with a software development kit for blockchain applications written in JavaScript.

This is the next edition of the blog post series covering the details of the Lisk interoperability solution. In the previous story we discussed the main foundational blocks: sparse Merkle trees and the state model of interoperable blockchains. Here, we cover the lifecycle of a sidechain in the Lisk ecosystem.

Before delving into the topic itself, we should refresh a couple of concepts which are central to the Lisk interoperability solution. These concepts were first introduced in a earlier blog post, together with a high level overview of the entire solution.

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Seven in 10 Institutional Investors Expect To Buy Cryptos

Cryptocurrencies are now estimated to be worth roughly $2 trillion and — despite pressure from regulators — demand from investors continues:

In July 2021, FTX—the Antigua-based cryptocurrency derivatives exchange which offers futures, leverage tokens and OTC trading—raised $900 million from over 60 investors. This included venture capital firms Paradigm and Sequoia, hedge funds and the private equity group Thoma Bravo. It was the largest private equity deal in the crypto industry’s history, valuing the business at $18 billion—one of the largest rounds of financing for a digital assets startup.

In May 2021, Block.one —the Peter Thiel, Alan Howard and Louis Bacon backed blockchain software firm—pumped $9.7 billion into a new cryptocurrency exchange subsidiary called Bullish Global.

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Career Opportunities in Blockchain and The Top Jobs You Need to Know

Blockchain expertise is one of the fastest-growing skills and demand for blockchain professionals is picking up momentum in the USA. Since crypto-currencies are doing well for the last few years and many investors are looking at investing in them, the demand for blockchain engineers is growing. Blockchain technology certifications have become very popular in the last few years.

The Growing Demands for Blockchain Specialists

Demand for Blockchain professionals is increasing and blockchain technology certifications are quite popular courses in institutes and universities. Globally, according to Glassdoor, the demand for blockchain professionals grew by 300% in 2019 as compared to 2018 and this increase is expected to grow in the years to come.

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12. Crypto-craze,, A Flavor of PrimeNet

In case you’ve missed it, there has been a tremendous number of news stories, social media posts and the like on Bitcoin, Hashing Algorithms, Blockchain, video graphics cards and Crypto-mining.  If you are anything like the most of us, the information barely provides you a platform to have a discussion about the topic.  But what does it all mean?  What is a Blockchain?  What are hashing algorithms?  How does one mine for bitcoins or any other crypto-currencies?  Is it as profitable as most say?  These and many other questions will be addressed in this blog.

PrimeNet – For the past few years, I’ve really been intrigued with the application of prime numbers in public key encryption algorithms.

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A day in the life of a blockchain

…through the eyes of a Data Scientist

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As discussed in one of my previous articles, blockchains generate a wealth of high-quality data that Data Scientists can use to answer a wide range of questions of both academic and practical importance. Of particular interest are high-throughput smart contract-enabled blockchains, which enable the development and deployment of scalable decentralised applications (dApps).

One of such blockchain platforms is TRON. It has been particularly popular among developers of gaming and finance-related dApps. Here I will use transactional data collected from TRON to illustrate some of the patterns they can reveal.

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Blockchain IoT Market: The Next Big Thing to Excel in Advanced Technology

According to a study, Global Blockchain IoT Market by Research Dive, the global Blockchain IoT market size is expected to account for $ 5.80 Billion by the end of 2026, registering 91.5% CAGR over the forecast period.

Blockchain and IoT together are improving the efficiency of supply chain majorly by eliminating the middle man functioning, due to which transactions are getting completed in a much faster way with a lower price. However, this combination of IoT and blockchain will enhance the secure communication between the devices along with strengthening the privacy agreements these are the key blockchain IoT market drivers.

However, the lack of awareness among the developing nations and uncertainty of regulations will impede the blockchain in IoT market growth.

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Blockchain emerging as Next-Generation Data and Model Governance Framework

Introduction and Motivation

The blockchain technology has led to a strong foundation for different applications related to asset management, medical/health, finance, and insurance. Data analytics provided by the blockchain network helps efficient data management, analysis, privacy, quality assurance, access, and integration in heterogeneous environments.

The role of blockchain in data privacy is evidently becoming more strong when the current breakthroughs in quantum computing render present encryption technologies ineffective and make them susceptible to brute-force attacks. As the volume of data that blockchain networks store is also rapidly increasing over time, let’s explore how blockchain technology can play a dominant role in Data Governance.

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SQL vs Blockchain Databases

The problem of structuring data for unknown future uses was solved in the 70s and it’s called relational algebra.

It stores data in a way that is right, that prevents many types of errors based on the actual data and relationships between the real world objects the data describes.

It’s a way of storing data that works no matter how toy want to query it in the future. Data structured with relational algebra is accessed using a language called SQL.

A Blockchain database is the optimal technology to validate and register transactions safely, or any other time-dependent variable. But data recovering and analysis will still need to be run with SQL.… Read more...

Blockchain tech, is it time?

The dot com vision was e-commerce, but the killers came in the form of social and search… In crypto, its still to be seen where the killers are. But I’m not sure it will be crypto money.

Why? Because you need a real ‘crypto economy’ generating value for many people. Then -and only then- some cryptocurrency will emerge to become a global standard. The economy is first, then money emerges out of the economy. Not the other way around.

Without any major crisis this event would be still 10 years in the future. But because of Corona the event is probably here.… Read more...

Lo importante es la imprenta, no la moneda. Los fanáticos del BTC están dominados por la idea libertaria de una moneda puramente digital, alejada del control de los bancos. Pero la verdadera innovación no está en la moneda en si misma, sino en la maquina acuñadora distribuida por todo el mundo que la fabrica y permite transaccionarla. Y eso es la tecnología Blockchain. Internet puso una imprenta en el dedo de cada uno de nosotros. El BTC va a hacer lo mismo con la banca.… Read more...

Sistemas Criptográficos Vigentes

La criptografía de hoy en día se basa en sistemas veteranos de clave pública:

– Diffie-Hellman (1976).
– RSA (1977)
– Curvas elípticas (1985).

La criptografía de curvas elípticas es el sistema criptográfico más avanzado que existe. Las curvas elípticas están reemplazando rápidamente a la RSA como el estándar de oro de la criptografía de clave pública.

Pero todas ellas tienen más de 30 años de antigüedad, y de hecho la de las curvas elípticas ha empezado a implantarse de forma masiva ahora en la tecnología Blockchain. Con el tiempo, deberíamos ver estos sistemas en declive.

Esto en el caso de la criptografía simétrica y las funciones de hash deberían teóricamente ser revisadas (al menos duplicadas) para prevenir el efecto de las computadoras cuánticas.… Read more...