Cudos puts interoperability at the heart of Web3

Cudos puts interoperability at the heart of Web3

March 2, 2022

The blockchain revolution continues to garner mainstream attention as the prospect of a decentralised and permissionless future for the web begins to take shape. But this future cannot be taken for granted. The threat of centralisation within the Web3 space has begun to grow, with major Web2 players such as Meta seeking to take control […]

Greenwashing the cloud: hyperscale providers and the climate crisis

Greenwashing the cloud: hyperscale providers and the climate crisis

February 25, 2022

  The growing international consensus over the climate crisis is a major cause for celebration. As public support for environmental causes grows, so does the demand for corporations to do their part in averting disaster. This pressure has led to concerted action from both companies and governments. From the 2016 Paris Agreement to last year’s […]

Cudos Labs: development update! (24/02/2022)

Cudos Labs: development update! (24/02/2022)

February 24, 2022

Here’s what we’ve been working on: Last week: Cudos Network We’ve continued to work on the Launcher and Constructor scripts for genesis process, resolving issues discovered during testing.  We ensured that all genesis fields were correctly merged. We have published CosmWasm-bindings as a crate – https://crates.io/crates/cudos-cosmwasm.  We carried out additional Unit tests for CudosNode.  We […]

Will gaming giants control the metaverse?

Will gaming giants control the metaverse?

February 18, 2022

Barely a week after Take-Two Interactive acquired mobile game developer Zynga for a massive $12.7 billion, tech giant Microsoft pulled out a show-stopping move. It was announced in January that the company that brought you Call of Duty and World of Warcraft would join the Microsoft family. But what does this shift in gaming power […]

Cudos Labs: development update!  (17/02/2022)

Cudos Labs: development update! (17/02/2022)

February 17, 2022

Here’s what we’ve been working on: Last week: Cudos Network Completed the ‘init’ script for the Mainnet deploy dress rehearsal. More specifically:  We are also actively working on structuring the documentation that goes along with the script. We’re doing initial testing of the scripts and the processes involved. The team is working on the gCloud […]

How Cudos is building the infrastructure needed for Web3

How Cudos is building the infrastructure needed for Web3

February 15, 2022

One commonality among the various narratives around Web3 is that it will decentralise the internet, making it more transparent.   Web1, also known as World Wide Web, was an era of primarily read-only information. But owning servers and interacting with other servers via internet protocols proved unsustainable in the long run. It made way for corporations […]

Decentralised cloud computing can help push back the tide of e-waste

Decentralised cloud computing can help push back the tide of e-waste

February 11, 2022

We face troubling signs of the ongoing climate crisis on a near-daily basis. Confronted by the omnipresent symptoms of a damaged planet, it can be challenging to see what steps we can take to help avert this pending disaster. And this is a particular issue for those invested in the potential of the tech industry, […]

Cudos Labs: development update!  (11/02/2022)

Cudos Labs: development update! (11/02/2022)

February 11, 2022

Here’s what we’ve been working on: Last week: Cudos Network We are finalising the scripts for our pre-Mainnet test phase. There are a few outstanding adjustments, testing and documentation before we are ready for public testing. We have updated the gravity module’s initial token fund from a hardcoded value to an easily configurable argument. The […]

How Web3 could potentially disrupt the space industry

How Web3 could potentially disrupt the space industry

February 9, 2022

For most people, space remains synonymous with 1960s era government programs and continues to evoke the aura of mystery and wonder that surrounded humanity’s earliest forays beyond our planet. For a multibillion-dollar commercial industry, the sector is something of an enigma. Birthed amidst the rivalry and secrecy of the Cold War, it struggled to shake […]

Beginnings of sustainable and connected world apparent in scalable compute network mainnet launch

Beginnings of sustainable and connected world apparent in scalable compute network mainnet launch

February 7, 2022

Already a barrier to mass adoption, experts seek a solution to a 1,000x increase in capacity needed to power the metaverse. Blockchain holds significant promise for avid cryptocurrency investors and the world at large. Unfortunately, the keyword in this phrase is “promising.” Upon an initial industry inspection, high computing costs are among the apparent barriers […]

Tackling the environmental costs of the NFT boom

Tackling the environmental costs of the NFT boom

February 4, 2022

In the final instalment of our series on NFTs, we look at perhaps the most significant limitation the NFT space faces at present: its environmental impact. If NFTs are to form the cultural and economic foundation for Web 3.0, the sustainability problem will need an innovative solution. In this post, we’ll look at where that […]

Rethinking server lifecycle management: A bold new approach

Rethinking server lifecycle management: A bold new approach

February 3, 2022

The modern data-driven economy is more reliant on data centres than ever before. Amidst our planet’s critical environmental crisis, a re-evaluation of data centre infrastructure and its contribution to the climate problem is necessary. For example, a 2016 study projected data centre emissions to reach 3.2% of global CO2  emissions by 2025. That number is […]

Emerging trends in GameFi: 5 reasons to be excited

Emerging trends in GameFi: 5 reasons to be excited

February 1, 2022

Blockchain-powered games offer an entirely new economic dimension to the gaming experience. GameFi — alternatively referred to as “play-to-earn” — is the union of gaming and blockchain-based monetisation. GameFi enables gamers to earn digital goods for their in-game activities via missions, trade, and other techniques. Although traditional games typically encourage players to accumulate and exchange […]

How NFTs provide the economic foundation for the emerging metaverse

How NFTs provide the economic foundation for the emerging metaverse

January 28, 2022

Over the past two weeks, our series on NFTs have tackled their impact on gaming and the art world. This week, we look at how these significant transformations are preparing the ground for a more fundamental shift, as NFTs help to build the metaverse economy of the future.   In late October 2021, Facebook announced […]

Why Oracles are critical to the future of DeFi

Why Oracles are critical to the future of DeFi

January 26, 2022

Decentralisation has evolved into Web3’s distinguishing feature. Numerous decentralised applications (dApps) can now solve problems in previously unthinkable ways during the web’s earliest stages of existence. Blockchain is the core technology powering dApps by establishing trustless peer-to-peer networks. Sustaining connectivity with the outside world requires blockchains to receive real-time off-chain data. This requirement is particularly […]

Road to mainnet – part 3: advantages for developers and validators on the Cudos blockchain

Road to mainnet – part 3: advantages for developers and validators on the Cudos blockchain

January 24, 2022

Have you been following our countdown to our mainnet launch? After wrapping up phase 3 of our incentivised testnet, Project Artemis, we are ready to enter phase 4, Collins, next week, which will prepare us for our mainnet launch in February. If you are a developer, this is your final chance to join the testnet […]

NFTs are transforming the art market by solving the problem of digital scarcity

NFTs are transforming the art market by solving the problem of digital scarcity

January 21, 2022

Last week, we took an in-depth look at the impact of NFTs on the gaming world. But gaming is not the only industry being transformed by NFTs. This week, we continue our focus on the revolutionary potential of NFTs by looking at how they are shaking up the art world by helping digital artists monetise […]

Why decentralised compute is Web3’s next frontier

Why decentralised compute is Web3’s next frontier

January 19, 2022

Can we truly call it a decentralised web if it runs on hyper-centralised infrastructure? The Web3 train took some battering last week after Moxie Marlinspike’s exposé on the shoddy security infrastructure around NFTs went viral. That piece prompted heated debates around digital ownership and security, including this less-than-convincing retort from Vitalik Buterin, which essentially amounted […]

Road to mainnet – part 2: utility of tokens in the Cudos blockchain

Road to mainnet – part 2: utility of tokens in the Cudos blockchain

January 17, 2022

The excitement is building up as we are just a couple of weeks away from our mainnet launch! Our native blockchain will go live in the Cosmos ecosystem with the launch. As we migrate our network from Ethereum, our ERC-20 CUDOS, the underlying asset, will also migrate to native CUDOS Tokens.   The token migration is […]

How blockchain is revolutionising the world of gaming

How blockchain is revolutionising the world of gaming

January 14, 2022

Blockchain gaming is fast becoming the latest and most popular craze within the crypto space. The number of GameFi participants is rising rapidly as it revolutionises the gaming world, offering players a whole host of new opportunities, including more control over their gaming and the ability to earn money through playing.  According to data from […]