Will Web3 help or hinder our net-zero ambitions?

Will Web3 help or hinder our net-zero ambitions?

August 30, 2022

The next generation of the internet, Web3, promises to revolutionise our online lives. It represents a new web iteration built on the principle of decentralisation. As a result, it will be designed by people, for people, with our best interests at heart. Though the shift to Web3 may be an exciting prospect, it must contend […]

Equality and empowerment through blockchain apprenticeships

Equality and empowerment through blockchain apprenticeships

August 15, 2022

The blockchain and cloud industries are traditionally male-dominated. The cost of living and the education crises make higher education even more unaffordable and questionable. But what if Blockchain can provide a solution to both of these problems? Read on to find out how a new generation of talent challenges stereotypes using great alternative career paths […]

The hidden environmental costs of a centralised cloud

The hidden environmental costs of a centralised cloud

July 26, 2022

The environmental impact of cloud computing is becoming increasingly well known. Over the past year, mainstream outlets have begun to recognise that the cloud is not the insubstantial, weightless thing its name implies.   In fact, the cloud relies on an extensive physical infrastructure that requires enormous quantities of energy to power it. As a result, […]

How tokenisation will transform the world of investment

How tokenisation will transform the world of investment

July 8, 2022

It’s a difficult time arguing for crypto’s revolutionary potential. The recent collapse of the Terra ecosystem has led to yet another round of premature obituaries for the crypto space, and DeFi has had a particularly torrid time. But we should be wary of hasty judgments. The short-term view of technological disruptions on this scale is […]

Transforming education through blockchain

Transforming education through blockchain

July 1, 2022

Web3 promises to combine the openness and freedom of Web1 with the scale and interactivity of Web2. This blockchain-driven paradigm shift hopes to offer the best of both worlds: a democratic and decentralised network that allows for communication, creativity, and cooperation on a global scale. But despite increasing interest in the Web3 phenomenon, relatively little […]

Accessibility and inclusivity in the metaverse

Accessibility and inclusivity in the metaverse

June 24, 2022

Excitement over the metaverse continues to grow, and it’s easy to understand why. After all, who wouldn’t be excited at the prospect of a deeply immersive, open-ended, and persistent virtual world? What was once a sci-fi dream is now an impending reality. But the promise of the metaverse is inseparable from the quest for a […]

Cloud spending to hit $500bn in 2022. How do we scale?

Cloud spending to hit $500bn in 2022. How do we scale?

May 25, 2022

A recent Gartner report projects that global spending on public cloud services will grow 20.4% in 2022 to reach $494.7 billion. The end-user spending is expected to reach nearly $600 billion next year. The report noted that Cloud is the powerhouse that drives today’s digital organisations. It is more economical for companies to move to […]

Virtual real estate in the metaverse

Virtual real estate in the metaverse

May 13, 2022

Defying the doubters, interest in the metaverse continues to soar, and investment is keeping pace. In January, leading investment bank, JP Morgan published a report titled “Opportunities in the Metaverse”, noting that annual spending on digital goods had reached $54bn globally. The report argued that the market was reaching an “inflection point” – soon, there […]

Hardware capacity recycling and the future of computation

Hardware capacity recycling and the future of computation

May 11, 2022

Finding the right balance between technological advancements and a healthier environment will define the future of our planet. The manufacture, use, servicing, and disposal of technology have been the single most consequential factor for our planet since the start of the industrial revolution. Global CO2 emissions alarmingly reached new historical levels in 2021 after a […]

Censorship, moderation and free speech in Web3

Censorship, moderation and free speech in Web3

May 6, 2022

It would be easy to dismiss Elon Musk’s recent purchase of Twitter as just the latest whim of a notoriously mercurial billionaire. In fact, its significance is far greater.  The prospect of a Musk-owned Twitter has reignited the long-simmering debate over free speech and censorship online. And Musk, whose irreverent, scatter-gun use of Twitter is […]

Democratising the web: DAOs, governance tokens, and collective ownership

Democratising the web: DAOs, governance tokens, and collective ownership

April 29, 2022

Making predictions about the crypto space is notoriously risky. There is consensus over what to expect in 2022 – the rise of decentralised autonomous organisations. As Messari’s Crypto Theses for 2022 put it: “If 2020 was all about DeFi, and 2021 was about NFTs, 2022 will be the year of the DAO.”  And just four […]

Rethinking crowdfunding in Web3

Rethinking crowdfunding in Web3

April 22, 2022

In early March, the fantasy author Brandon Sanderson launched a Kickstarter campaign to self-publish four novels he’d written during the COVID-19 pandemic. Aside from his enviable productivity, the campaign soon gave us something else to marvel at – Sanderson hit his $1million goal in thirty-five minutes. After three days, he’d raised $20.8m, making it the […]

How Cudos is powering the metaverse

How Cudos is powering the metaverse

April 21, 2022

The metaverse dominates boardroom discussions as the new playground for brands to create bespoke virtual experiences for consumers. A report by Bloomberg forecasts that the metaverse will be an $800 billion market by 2024. But are we equipped to meet the thousand-fold greater computing needs, as estimated by Intel, the future metaverse will demand?  Let’s […]

The implications of emerging crypto regulation

The implications of emerging crypto regulation

April 14, 2022

In early March, the Biden administration published its long-awaited Executive Order (EO) on cryptocurrencies and digital assets. As we’ll see below, the order itself wasn’t exactly brimming with detail. Nevertheless, its implications were wide-ranging. It offered some important indications about the Biden administration’s approach to crypto, but just as telling was the simple fact that it was […]

Privacy and identity in Web3

Privacy and identity in Web3

April 1, 2022

In January 2010, a 25-year-old Mark Zuckerberg addressed an audience of Silicon Valley luminaries with a bold argument. Privacy, he claimed, was no longer a social norm. Five short years had been enough to make “sharing more information […] more openly and with more people” a widely accepted practice by his account. By presenting it in this […]

How NFTs are transforming the future of sports fandom

How NFTs are transforming the future of sports fandom

March 31, 2022

Adoption in the sports world has significantly boosted the rapid growth of the NFT space over the past two years. In particular, Dapper Labs’ NBA Top Shots collection has proven just how substantial the existing market is for blockchain-based sports collectables. However, the potential for sports NFTs extends far beyond this. NFTs can do more […]

Tackling the Crypto gender gap

Tackling the Crypto gender gap

March 25, 2022

March is Women’s History Month, an annual celebration of women’s achievements and contributions throughout history. Seeking to counteract the typically male-centred ways of framing history, WHM is a vital opportunity to correct and counteract exclusionary narratives. But it’s also an impetus to think about the present. WHM represents a significant opportunity to reflect on the […]

The decentralised future of blockchain gaming and metaverses

The decentralised future of blockchain gaming and metaverses

March 15, 2022

Blockchain-based gaming has seen meteoric growth over the past year, and the uptrend continues. Often associated with Play-To-Earn (P2E) and GameFi, blockchain-based games have gained popularity owing to their ability to let users monetise their time and effort spent on these platforms.   What began as a way to earn income in developing countries during the […]

Cudo Compute: Earn passive income by selling your spare computing power

Cudo Compute: Earn passive income by selling your spare computing power

March 14, 2022

Did you know that you could earn passive income from your hardware by leaving it switched on? Then, you could be among the thousand nodes in the distributed cloud computing network to fill the gap of ever-increasing computing needs. The demand for cloud computing is poised to grow five times by 2030 and the metaverse […]

The future of platforms in Web3

The future of platforms in Web3

March 11, 2022

When the revelations of former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen became an international story in October 2021, the outrage over specific details was tempered by a kind of fatalism. After all, didn’t we all know this already? Yes, there was something compelling about seeing Facebook’s internal research detailing the mental health impact of Instagram on […]