The Ethereum Merge isn’t the solution the crypto world needs

The Ethereum Merge isn’t the solution the crypto world needs

September 15, 2022

It’s finally here: the “most significant upgrade in the history of Ethereum,” according to the Ethereum Foundation. And they’re not alone in highlighting the importance of the upcoming Ethereum Merge, which will shift the chain to a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus mechanism. According to The New York Times, it’s “one of the most eagerly anticipated events […]

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 […]

The cloud industry sees strong growth amidst wider turmoil

The cloud industry sees strong growth amidst wider turmoil

August 23, 2022

At first glance, there has been very little cause for celebration in the tech industry this year. As the global economy slowed through the first quarter and inflation soared toward forty-year highs across the developed world, the tech giants seemed far from immune. Big Tech seemed like it might have the most to lose after […]

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 […]

Cudos & SportGate International – Web3’s first Polo sponsors

Cudos & SportGate International – Web3’s first Polo sponsors

May 26, 2022

This year, London’s premier Summer sporting event, Chestertons Polo in the park returns, with its International Day to be co-sponsored by decentralised cloud network Cudos in partnership with Sportgate International. The sponsorship marks a significant first for the UK’s fast-growing Web3 industry. The event will feature competitive Polo action, the Fulham food festival, world-class hospitality […]

Terra developers – let’s power Web3! Build dApps on Cudos.

Terra developers – let’s power Web3! Build dApps on Cudos.

May 23, 2022

The collapse of the Luna and UST, cryptocurrencies linked to the Terra blockchain, has sent shockwaves in the crypto-verse and the developer community. Terra was home to many innovative decentralised applications, envisioned and realised by their talented developers.  With the unfortunate turn of events recently, these developers and their promising projects are stuck in limbo. […]

Web3’s scalability problem

Web3’s scalability problem

May 20, 2022

The UST (Terra/Luna) crisis rocking the crypto-verse has dominated this week’s chatter. As the episode unfolds, we’re reminded of the fundamental challenges hindering widespread blockchain adoption. While it’s essential to realise that the industry remains in its infancy, it’s also worth highlighting that many expectations are long overdue and mainstream adoption remains a long way […]

KamPay Launches Coding Africa To Empower Youth With Coding Skills In Collaboration With Cudos

KamPay Launches Coding Africa To Empower Youth With Coding Skills In Collaboration With Cudos

May 18, 2022

KamPay proudly announces today the launch of our new project, Coding Africa. In the past few months, we have been working on developing a learning platform to equip the African youth with coding and tech knowledge, empowering them with more and better options for their future. Our first product is a gamified program, developed in collaboration […]

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 […]

5 reasons why developers are building on Cudos

5 reasons why developers are building on Cudos

May 13, 2022

BIockchain meets cloud and it’s a powerful combo This is a featured guest post from Alexander Boyd, co-founder of Salex Digital. Setting the developer scene Web3 developers are at an all-time high and skyrocketing faster than ever. We’re quoting these stats by Electric Capital just to put this astronomical growth into perspective:  18,000+ monthly active […]

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 […]

What are dApps? Why are they essential for decentralisation?

What are dApps? Why are they essential for decentralisation?

April 26, 2022

In our daily lives, we use multiple applications to hail a taxi, order food, or shop online by paying the company facilitating this transaction. What if we could cut out the middleman and use an app that directly connects us with the taxi driver or restaurant and saves us the commission or levies a cost-efficient […]

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 […]