Tag: blockchain

Facebook’s cryptocurrency will reportedly be announced this month

Social media giant Facebook is reportedly planning to announce its cryptocurrency, GlobalCoin, later this month, June 2019. Facebook also indicated they could even allow employees working on the project to accept payment in the cryptocurrency, which is said to be a stablecoin pegged to the US dollar. According to The Information (via CNBC), the company will let users…

Reconciling Privacy and Internet Freedom with Blockchain

Expert View: Reconciling Privacy and Internet Freedom with Blockchain by Alice Bonasio (Medium)

The past few months have seen a handful of data scandals emerge that have finally demonstrated to Brits the intrinsic value that their data holds, and the risks that come with giving it away so…

Post from Alice Bonacio discussing a possible future connection between privacy, security, and blockchain uses. Bonacio posits “with privacy becoming an increasing concern, but users reluctant to sacrifice the ease of use that Internet freedom allows them, blockchain offers a solution to reconcile data protection with simplicity without the need for regulation.” I know that…

Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future

Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future by Kai Stinchcombe (Medium)

Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future. Its failure to achieve adoption to date is because systems built…

Kai Stinchcombe notes: Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future. Its failure to achieve adoption to date is because systems built on trust, norms, and institutions inherently function better than the type of no-need-for-trusted-parties systems blockchain envisions. That’s permanent: no matter how much blockchain improves it is still headed…

Albert Wenger on the Decentralized Future

Albert Wenger on the Decentralized Future: What is it and how do we not screw it up?

Sent to me by Hannah Gerber on Facebook: An interesting perspective by Albert Wenger on how we can bring regulation out of the industrial age and into the digital age. We need digitally native approaches if we want to create a more decentralized future and create genuine competition amongst the tech giants. The idea of mandatory…

Why Do We Need Blockchain Technologies in Education?

Why Do We Need Blockchain Technologies in Education? by Vesa | (NewsBTC)

There is a real buzz around new EdTech companies such as NTOK.io at the moment. They are creating a future vision of global learning and tuition that uses

This post is a bit of a commercial for certain companies, but it is also a good overview of the thinking that continues behind blockchain. There is a real buzz around new EdTech companies such as NTOK.io at the moment. They are creating a future vision of global learning and tuition that uses blockchain technology…