Even though the values embraced by decentralized Web 3.0 applications resonate with the average Internet user, adoption has been sparse. Network effects of existing platforms mean that services need to offer users more than just an ethically superior solution. That’s why we won’t see a decentralized Facebook or Spotify succeed. Luckily, there’s a much easier way forward … Hackernoon
Following revelations that the antivirus software provider Avast was harvesting and selling its customers’ browsing data through a subsidiary called Jumpshot, the subsidiary company, valued at $180 million, has been shut down with immediate effect … Streamr
I started a new podcast, it’s called 5 Takes. In each season I interview five different experts on a specific topic. The first season is on data. Here’s the first episode where I speak with Francesca Bria about the European Model for the data revolution. The content is fairly high level and aims at an audience who’s new to topics like data sovereignty.
This odd combination of activists and investors shows an interesting trend: The makers of Web 3.0 are sort of re-enacting the dream activists had already a long time ago. The difference is that the blockchain followers come from a completely different place. They are rather libertarians funded by venture capital who don’t mind enriching themselves in the process. Whereas activists traditionally built their anti-surveillance tools with little (governmental) funding… Hackernoon
Dank Schwarmintelligenz haben die Menschen die Erde erkundet. Als nächstes haben sie begonnen Technologien zu entwickeln die eigenständig im Schwarm handeln können. Dieser Fortschritt wird es irgendwann möglich machen auch den Weltraum zu erobern … Qiio Magazin
Traditionally ownership is the state or fact of exclusive rights and control over property, which may be an object, land, real estate or intellectual property. Through tokenization ownership can be shared by a group. Similar to stock, token holders can hold a share in a company or co-own a plot of land. However, people seem to get uneasy when being confronted with the idea of partially owning a piece of art. Who wants to have the Mona Lisa’s nose if you have to share the rest? … Institute of Network Cultures
As part of the art collective C-2 I participated in holding a performative art auction during which we auctioned a fractionalized oil painting via ERC-721 tokens. Participants could bid for the right to own parts of a painting and receive an NFT minted on the Ethereum Ropsten Testnet. Unsurprisingly, the audience seemed to have difficulties with warming up to the philosophical concept of co-ownership via NFTs.
A conversation with Consensys’ founder and CEO Joe Lubin and the Consensys CSO Sam Cassatt in Hackernoon.
How are DLT regulations around the world developing? With countries passing new bills or speaking out bans on a weekly basis it is hard to keep track. Here is an overview of the most important developments … Blockchain Policy Initative