Decentralization

Blockchain Welcomes All, but General Tech Industry Lacks in Diversity

Financial inclusion is often cited as a reason for the pursuit of crypto and blockchain innovation. With gatekeepers monopolizing the global financial scene, several disenfranchised demographics have seen themselves cut off from viable channels of economic prosperity. Crypto and blockchain products are increasingly opening up international payment corridors, ensuring the democratization of global economics. Other …

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Blockchain Is the Leading Agent in Our Advance Toward Industry 4.0

Digital technologies are entering every aspect of our life at a steady pace. However, according to predictions from Huawei in collaboration with Oxford Economics, the digital economy is expected to comprise 24.3% of the world’s gross domestic product by 2025, giving it an astronomical valuation of around $23 trillion. Among the few innovative technologies leading …

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LGBTQ+ in Blockchain/Crypto: A Safe Space With Room for More Inclusion

Technology has become central to everyday life. From finding new ways to make money smarter to communicating with each other, humankind is reliant on technology companies to provide these services for us. But despite its great influence over modern life, tech still faces a diversity problem. While some progress is beginning to be made, a …

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Tether: Challenging the USD’s Hegemony, Championing CBDC and Beyond

In 2008, a momentous occasion took place with the release of the Bitcoin (BTC) white paper. With author Satoshi Nakamoto explicitly calling for the deconstruction of financial intermediaries, regulators around the world were put on alert, particularly as Wall Street faced one of its biggest crises since the 1930s. While Bitcoin’s lack of a stable …

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The Future of Peer-to-Peer Online Learning Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is transforming the education sector as much as it is transforming various important aspects of our lives. The majority of teaching and learning has been transferred to digital platforms as many cities remain in quarantine or begin to ease lockdown restrictions. But the education sector will never be the same again. What …

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Bitcoin-Friendly Top US Banking Regulator Aims to Solve Banks’ Problems With Decentralization

The new top banking regulator for the Trump administration sees “huge and great promise” in cryptocurrency. Focusing on decentralized networks, bitcoin, and rewriting existing regulations, he shares his views on cryptocurrency and the creation of the digital dollar. Top US Banking Regulator Is Pro-Crypto Brian Brooks recently became the new acting Comptroller of the Currency, …

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Bison Trails Adds Support for NEAR Blockchain Protocol

Blockchain infrastructure-as-a-service company Bison Trails has announced support for NEAR, which is designed to power Open Finance and the Open Web. According to the announcement, NEAR’s smart contract platform is focused on strengthening accessibility and usability to support large-scale consumer applications. NEAR plans to make a transition to a restricted mainnet Speaking to Cointelegraph, Bison …

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Enterprise Blockchains: Seven Steps to Success

In my approximately two-decade career at Microsoft, I had the privilege and the opportunity to first work on the company’s emerging enterprise strategy, to architect and ship key enterprise technologies, and to build a strategic enterprise business and profit and loss. I think I can say with some level of credibility that I understand the …

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Industry at a Crossroads, Crypto Enters Fourth Phase of Development

The crypto space is well over a decade old with more than 5,500 different cryptocurrencies and a market capitalization north of $250 billion. Researchers at American venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz say the 11-year old industry is in its fourth supercycle with the three previous epochs culminating in distinct developments that have gone on to …

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The Remote Work Renaissance Will Demand Decentralized Technology

Milton Friedman called it the tyranny of the status quo. It is a resistance to change that imprisons us in the moment and blinds us to potential. Yet, despite it all, innovation proves inevitable and change is often thrust upon us, quickly transforming the norm. We subsequently acclimate to the change to which we first …

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