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Centralized intermediaries were cause of crypto failures in 2022, says Voorhees
If there was a lesson from the crypto implosions of 2022, it is the demonstration of the superiority of open code and decentralization over central intermediaries, argues Voorhees at DC Blockchain Summit.
DAO: Beyond Governance
Can DAOs rebuild trust in the crypto industry?
Trust in crypto is in shambles. How can we rebuild it?
Greater transparency and confidence in who you are transacting with could go a long way toward alleviating public mistrust, writes Travis Nelson of Quadrata.
Upgrading The Cloud
Blockchain data storage could be a game-changer in defining the future of cloud storage. Should you also be using blockchain to store your data?
Blockchain developers have taken a decentralized interest in cloud storage – will it shake up the industry?
Blockchain developers want a piece of the multi-billion dollar cloud computing pie. Do current heavyweights in the industry – Amazon, Google and Microsoft – have cause for concern?
FTX failed because of humans, not crypto
Human greed and deception led to FTX’s fall. That’s why the antidote is not more regulations but could be found in blockchain’s original promises, writes Marieke Flament, CEO of NEAR Foundation.
Mastodon is the hot new alternative to Twitter: Can it decentralize social media?
Can decentralized platform Mastodon, named after an extinct elephant, replace the little blue bird that has dominated the world’s social media landscape for over a decade?
Tornado Cash arrest heralds storm season for crypto mixers
Top blockchain and crypto news: Tornado Cash, mixer crash. Cardano’s Vasil vulnerabilities. Canaan earnings buoy expansion plans.
Welcome to Web3, (hopefully) not a bigger monster than its version 2 sibling
How does a centralized internet browser plan for a decentralized future? Reinvention, and finding a receptive audience. First stop, Southeast Asia.
Crypto adoption may rise as industry self-regulates
Crypto regulations are lagging the market’s needs, and the industry should help create order to gain greater public trust, writes Imgesu Cetin of Defy Trends.
Happy birthday, Bitcoin! You’re still killing it
Love it or hate it, Bitcoin can be a powerful force for good — and it’s here to stay, writes Peter Vessenes, co-founder of The Bitcoin Foundation.
Crypto hit in market sell off; Bitget reportedly suspended by MAS
Crypto hit in market sell off, also Bitget reportedly suspended by MAS
How will decentralized hosting change the future of social media? | Part 2
As social media’s influence on broader society continues to grow, decentralized platforms will mean less central moderation — for better or worse.
What decentralization can offer Web 3.0 and social media | Part 1
How blockchain technology can usher in the next stage of the internet and social media, through decentralized hosting and integration with cryptocurrency.
Solana Breakpoint 2021 celebrates price ATH, technology and projects to come on the emerging blockchain
Rounding out an impressive year for the world’s No. 5 blockchain, Solana held its first global offline conference in Lisbon this week. Here’s a look at some of the key moments.
Thinking big: Blockchain paradigm shift may upend the social contract
Trust, data privacy and job elimination are some of the challenges that society will face as blockchain ushers in Web3.0, according to Don Tapscott.
Disrupting the status quo: Why the world needs decentralization
The familiarity of centralized systems may feel comforting, but decentralized technologies like blockchain are the wave of the future, writes Corey Petty of Status.
Fashion, art, games and community: What does a decentralized metaverse mean for you?
The idea of the metaverse has gone from the realm of science fiction to the latest business model of major companies from Facebook to Nike. What do metaverses powered by blockchain look like, and why is there so much interest in Decentraland?
Why archiving the internet is vital and how a decentralized web can help | Ep. 6
Why archiving the internet is vital for the future, how a decentralized web can help, and why looking at history is a good way to predict the future
Back up Hong Kong: How blockchain has quietly become history’s hard drive
In a city where memories disappear every day, people are turning to blockchain to preserve news archives — so the first drafts of history will survive.
How to protect digital privacy and freedom of expression | Ep. 4
The importance of digital privacy, freedom of expression and civil liberties and how Web 3 can protect them.
What decentralization means for internet censorship | Ep. 2
What was internet censorship like in the early days, how has it changed, and what role does decentralization play.
What are public, private and permissioned blockchains?
What are the different kinds of blockchain, and how do they compare? Learn all about public, private and permissioned platforms in this Forkast.News explainer.
Why honest centralization is superior to chaotic decentralization
Are DAOs and decentralization always beneficial for the group or the user? Antoni Trenchev of Nexo urges you to think again.
Are DAOs a new way for companies to go public?
As more crypto companies go public, some are returning to a decentralized business model. ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees explains the ethos and reasons why.
Why decentralization is essential for protecting user data and privacy
Centralized data management is outdated and vulnerable to hacking, says Li Jun of Ontology. Here’s how blockchain can make data more secure.
How DeFi exchanges like SynFutures may challenge TradFi and CeFi
Singapore-based decentralized exchange SynFutures has closed a $14 million series A round to bring crypto derivatives to new users around the world.
The internet paradigm shift is here: Are you prepared for Web 3.0?
Permissionless, open source and decentralized, Web 3.0 will transform computing and data storage. Maria Paula Fernandez of Golem Network explains how.
Plasm Network closes $10M fundraise to bolster Polkadot ambitions
With Kusama slot parachain auctions underway, the first starting next week, Plasm and Shiden networks prepare for a multi-chain future with Polkadot.
ASEAN+1 pledge to advance blockchain; Paypal to launch wallet in China | The Daily Forkast
Six blockchain groups in the Asia-Pacific form a consortium, aiming to champion blockchain advocacy in the region.
DeFi insurance: Why buy coverage for your digital assets?
Insurance policies for DeFi can cover losses from theft to smart contract issues. But do read the fine print — and know the industry is ‘self-regulated.’
Binance Labs invests in Plasm Network to expand Polkadot
Plasm Network, a leading DApps hub on Polkadot and first parachain on its Rococo testnet, secures $2.4 million to build out the growing Polkadot ecosystem.
Uproar over WhatsApp and user privacy shows need for new data economy
Sharing user data in exchange for free services is not necessarily a bad thing, writes Henri Pihkala of Streamr. The key is transparency and user consent.
SpaceChain’s Zee Zheng on bitcoin going mainstream and blockchain in space
In this edition of Forkast Forecasts, SpaceChain’s CEO offers his predictions for 2021 on bitcoin’s growing importance and blockchain in space.
Why crypto’s decentralized exchanges will continue their rise in 2021
Do you trust third parties with your finances? Alex Zha of MXC Exchange explains the benefits of decentralized exchanges (DEX) and problems that remain.
Online salon with Filecoin to explore future of cloud storage and Web 3.0
Forkast.News and Decrypt Media host an exclusive live video discussion with the Filecoin team to explore the next frontier in cloud storage
What’s up with Filecoin and the uproar over its miners?
Miners’ complaints with economic model are resulting in early rewards release and falling FIL prices. What happened to 800,000 coins?