How a Startup Is Use the Blockchain to Protect Your Privacy

Dawn Song, a Berkeley computer-science professor and MacArthur fellow, is a fan of cloud computing. She also thinks it needs a major rethink. “The cloud and the internet have fundamentally changed our lives mostly for good, ” she says. “But they have serious problems with privacy and security–users and companies lose control of their data.” […]

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Not merely another decentralized web whitepaper?

Given all the hype and noise swirling around crypto and decentralized network projects, which operates the full gamut from swindles and folly, to very clever and inspired ideas, the release of yet another whitepaper does not immediately set off an attention klaxon. But this whitepaper — which details a new protocol for achieving consensus within […]

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The Decentralized Internet Is Here, With Some Flaws

I usually write in Google’s online word processor Google Docs, even when noting the company’s shortcomings. This article is different: it was drafted in a similar but more private service called Graphite Docs. I discovered it while investigating a nascent and glitch-ridden online realm known as the decentralized internet. Proponents as varied as privacy activists […]

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JD.com’s new accelerator focuses on blockchain startups

JD.com, one of China’s largest e-commerce companies, is launching a new Beijing-based accelerator program for artificial intelligence and blockchain startups. Called AI Catapult, its first batch includes six companies: Bankorus, CanYa, Bluezelle, Nuggets, Republic Protocol and Devery. In an announcement, JD.com said startups will work with its operational teams to “test real-world applications of their […]

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Blockchain Pumping New Life Into Old-School Companies Like IBM

Blockchain is getting bigger at Big Blue. Demand for the technology, best known for supporting bitcoin, is growing so much that it will be one of the largest users of capacity next year at about 60 data centers that International Business Machines Corp.rents out to other companies around the globe. IBM had been among the […]

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