Using the Internet Computer, developers can create websites, enterprise IT systems and internet services by installing their code directly on the public Internet and dispense with server computers and commercial cloud services.
Enabling systems to be directly built onto the Internet is undoubtedly cool, but the Internet Computer is about more than this alone. It seeks to address serious long-standing problems that bedevil IT, including system security, and to provide a means to reverse and undo the ever increasing monopolization of internet services, user relationships and data, and restore the Internet to its permissionless, innovative and creative roots.
— Read on dfinity.org/faq
Cosmos is an ever-expanding ecosystem of interoperable and sovereign blockchain apps and services, built for a decentralized future.
— Read on cosmos.network/
“What really interested me is the way smart contracts work, nobody could get into the middle,” Snowden said. “The most important part of this space is it allows us to recapture some of our liberty that we’ve lost over the last 15 years. Liberty is freedom from permission.”
DeFi at the core
Over the last three decades, the world has witnessed the power of open networks: blockchains, social media, the very web itself. What makes them so powerful is that their value is related not just to the number of users, but the number of potential links between users. This is Metcalfe’s law—value in a network is quadratic, not linear, in the number of users—and every open network since has followed its prophecy.
As a government-issued currency, the digital yuan can be manipulated and monitored in a number of ways. Importantly, it is programmable. Writes The Wall Street Journal, “Beijing has tested expiration dates to encourage users to spend it quickly, for times when the economy needs a jump start.”
— Read on www.aier.org/article/make-no-mistake-programmable-digital-currencies-are-weaponizable-money/amp/
The Hip Hop artist MF Doom is putting 11 augmented reality masks up for auction in the form of NFTs.
— Read on decrypt.co/45631/just-in-time-for-halloween-rapper-mf-doom-auctioning-nft-masks