UK regulators to probe cloud giants: How a decentralised network provides an edge

UK regulators to probe cloud giants: How a decentralised network provides an edge

January 12, 2022

The UK financial regulators growing concerns that an outage or hack of cloud computing providers could disrupt the banking system isn’t without reason.  The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) aims to increase the scrutiny and access more data from cloud giants Amazon, Microsoft, and Google in response to the banking system’s overreliance on them, the Financial […]

Demonetisation or decentralisation: What is the future of the creator economy?

Demonetisation or decentralisation: What is the future of the creator economy?

January 7, 2022

It is now almost two years since the COVID-19 pandemic first spread like wildfire worldwide, to devastating and unprecedented effect. While the human cost of the pandemic has been incalculable, the damage it has done to a wide range of industries can be quantified – and the numbers involved are truly eye-watering. With people spending […]

Deploying a Smart Contract on CUDOS

Deploying a Smart Contract on CUDOS

January 6, 2022

The Cudos Network is a special-purpose blockchain designed to provide high-performance, trust-less, permission-less cloud computing for all. In this tutorial, we will be deploying a CosmWasm smart contract on the Cudos public testnet. Prerequisites 1) RPC Node First, you’ll have to set up your environment, during which you’ll create the binary-builder container, which we’ll be using to interact […]

2021: The year the centralised cloud hit breaking point

2021: The year the centralised cloud hit breaking point

December 24, 2021

Hard as it may be to believe, the holiday season is already upon us. As eager as we might all be to see the back of 2021, it’s always helpful to pause and reflect on the year gone by. And when it comes to the digital world, in particular, there’s certainly a lot to think […]

Cudos newsletter issue 014

Cudos newsletter issue 014

December 17, 2021

⏪ Cudos over the last two weeks ⏪ If you’ve missed any of our content, this is your chance to catch up. Announcements  Project Artemis – phase three – final chance to join and claim juicy rewards! 🌖 🚀Cudos to power the Metaverse through NFTs: Founder & CEO Matt Hawkins shares at Diffusion Digital 🎙️ […]

Surveillance capitalism: big tech’s invasion of our private spaces through smart home technology – part two

Surveillance capitalism: big tech’s invasion of our private spaces through smart home technology – part two

December 17, 2021

In part one of our look at the emerging infrastructure of smart home technology, we considered how the world’s most popular smart device, the Amazon Echo, was designed to record and store your every command. Far from being incidental, this feature was core to the device’s design. Not only did it allow Amazon to develop […]

CUDOS Validator Setup Guide

CUDOS Validator Setup Guide

December 16, 2021

The Cudos Network is a special-purpose blockchain designed to provide high-performance, trust-less, permission-less cloud computing for all. You want to start validating for CUDOS? Then you’ve come to the right place! The following is a detailed step-by-step guide on how to set up your very own validator in CUDOS. At this point, we’re going to deviate […]

A new walled garden: Big Tech centralisation and the threat of monopolies in the metaverse – part 2

A new walled garden: Big Tech centralisation and the threat of monopolies in the metaverse – part 2

December 15, 2021

For most people, it is barely worth noticing that logging into most websites today involves either mandatory or voluntary authentication via Facebook or Google. Over time, a habit of monopoly has established big-tech companies as gatekeepers of private data. The lack of general concern regarding centralised access points (or single sign-on options) stems from the […]

Address Mapping tool available now for CUDOS token migration!

Address Mapping tool available now for CUDOS token migration!

December 13, 2021

We are pleased to announce the successful deployment of our Address Mapping Tool for the auto-migration of staked tokens on our network. This development occurs within the broader context of the token migration plan from the Ethereum network to our native Cudos Network blockchain. In addition, the Mapping tool will enable CUDOS holders to migrate […]

Surveillance capitalism: big tech’s invasion of our private spaces through smart home technology – part one

Surveillance capitalism: big tech’s invasion of our private spaces through smart home technology – part one

December 10, 2021

The “smart home” concept has long been core to utopian dreams of a digital future. While the first half of the twentieth century saw rapid advancement in the automation of specific household tasks, the post-war period abounded with visions of fully connected, AI-supported living spaces. From Monsanto’s 1957 “house of the future” – produced in […]

Project Artemis – phase three – final chance to join and claim juicy rewards!

Project Artemis – phase three – final chance to join and claim juicy rewards!

December 10, 2021

With just one week left to go in the third phase (Armstrong) of our incentivised testnet (Project Artemis), this is the final chance to join and claim some of the juicy rewards on offer. We began Armstrong on the 6th of December and are marching towards our final tests and mainnet launch early next year. […]

Cudos Founder & CEO Matt Hawkins to discuss decentralisation & metaverse at Diffusion Digital

Cudos Founder & CEO Matt Hawkins to discuss decentralisation & metaverse at Diffusion Digital

December 10, 2021

Our founder and CEO, Matt Hawkins, will be part of Diffusion Digital, the ultimate open metaverse conference, as a panellist on December 10, 2021.  The three-day event, Diffusion Digital, will host some of the most innovative minds in the industry from varied backgrounds exploring exciting elements of the Web 3 ecosystem – DeFi, NFTs, Virtual […]

Cudos Labs: development update! (09/12/2021)

Cudos Labs: development update! (09/12/2021)

December 9, 2021

Here’s what we’ve been working on: Last week: Cudos Network Gravity Bridge updates: We merged the latest changes from Althea and have started working on an architectural amend to Gravity Bridge, reducing potential attack vectors. We implemented fixes on the bridge fee & double bridge fee.  We corrected the batches timeout calculation. We updated to […]

AWS’ major outage highlights the urgent need for a decentralised alternative

AWS’ major outage highlights the urgent need for a decentralised alternative

December 8, 2021

Last night it was reported that Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing arm was suffering another major outage that affected everything from online banking apps, home deliveries and dating apps to streaming, gaming, and even switching on Christmas lights. The outage only serves to highlight the issues with centralised cloud computing. Thousands of users reported […]

A new walled garden: Big Tech centralisation and the threat of monopolies in the metaverse

A new walled garden: Big Tech centralisation and the threat of monopolies in the metaverse

December 8, 2021

Neal Stephenson’s “Snow Crash”, the birthplace of the metaverse, was not a cheerful book. Imaginative and ahead of its time, it foreshadowed a disturbing future in several respects. A twin world (real and virtual) run by a gamut of corporatised criminal monopolies, highly socially stratified and brought to the brink of extinction by a combination […]

How cryptocurrencies can be a hedge against inflation

How cryptocurrencies can be a hedge against inflation

December 6, 2021

The reasons for individuals to invest in cryptocurrencies and their mass adoption are many. While some invest in crypto simply because it has emerged as a reliable asset class, others do it to diversify their portfolio. However, an increasing number of individuals and institutional investors are eyeing cryptocurrencies as a hedge against rising prices. In […]

How gaming in the metaverse will depend on the infrastructure that supports it

How gaming in the metaverse will depend on the infrastructure that supports it

December 1, 2021

The gaming industry is the fastest-growing sector in entertainment today. Helped by steady advancements in virtual reality technology and the emergence of cloud gaming, the industry will reach a market value of $314billion by 2026. This technology-driven growth has put the gaming industry at the forefront of the metaverse discourse. Currently, gaming as a social […]

Build a smart contract on the Cudos network: Part 4 — test and try

Build a smart contract on the Cudos network: Part 4 — test and try

November 30, 2021

Introduction We explored setting up the CosmWasm environment and the architecture for the CosmWasm contract in the first part of our series. The second part described the process of setting up a project. In the third, we discussed the main business logic and the functions used to compute and store values within states. In this […]

How to identify genuine cryptocurrency projects from scams: Tips to avoid a rug pull

How to identify genuine cryptocurrency projects from scams: Tips to avoid a rug pull

November 29, 2021

As cryptocurrencies gain worldwide acceptance and more money flows into the space, fraudulent activities have increased. In particular, the Decentralised Finance (DeFi) ecosystem has attracted fraudsters as it is easier to start an enterprise. Fraudsters take the ‘rug pull’ route to scam investors into fake projects and elope with their money. For example, in early […]

Build a smart contract on the Cudos network: Part 3 — main business logic

Build a smart contract on the Cudos network: Part 3 — main business logic

November 25, 2021

Introduction In the first part of our series, we discussed how to set up the CosmWasm environment and the architecture for the CosmWasm contract. In the second, we discussed the process for setting up a project. Here, we are going to discuss the main business logic, as well as the functions that enable you to […]