💻 Imagining the “new normal”: remote work and decentralisation in a post-COVID world – part 2 🌍December 3, 2021
Introduction In the first part of our deep dive into the future of remote work, we looked at how its health and wellbeing benefits for workers were accompanied by some unexpected but significant environmental benefits. But these benefits cannot be taken for granted. In this concluding part, we’ll consider how the existing web infrastructure may […]
💻 Imagining the “new normal”: remote work and decentralisation in a post-COVID world — part 1 🌍November 26, 2021
In the early months of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic spread rapidly across the world. By March, it had led to an unprecedented transformation of everyday life in almost every region of the globe. From one day to the next, the most routine and familiar of activities were no longer permitted or were subject to severe […]
💻 Cudo Compute at the edge: combining the strengths of blockchain and decentralised architectures 🕸️November 24, 2021
Our world is awash in an ocean of data. In 2018, more than 2.5 quintillion bytes of data were created every day. With more than 40% of the global population still digitally inactive, coupled with the emergence of 5G networks, the amount of data processed daily will grow exponentially in the foreseeable future. How these data are stored, processed, […]
🚧Build a smart contract on the Cudos network: Part 2 — set up a project🕸️November 23, 2021
Introduction In the previous part, you completed the setup of the CosmWasm environment and the architecture for the CosmWasm contract. Now it is time to proceed to set up a project, and this is what you will learn in this part. Set up a project Root folder: CW-plus (all the paths are defined from CW-plus as […]
🚧 Build a smart contract on the Cudos network: Part 1 — preparation 🕸️November 18, 2021
Introduction In this part, we will go over the basics, from setting up to providing an overview of the contract architecture. Getting Started As you may know, Cudos supports the Rust-based CosmWasm smart contract. However, before proceeding, you must first set up a CosmWasm environment. Once you’ve done this, you can proceed to the next step. […]
💻 Why it would be risky to host NFTs in a centralised metaverse 🔮November 17, 2021
The economy of the metaverse will be shaped mainly by the ability of users to monetise and transfer content. This is precisely why NFTs are critical to the way we will interact in this ecosystem. From their inception, blockchain projects have struggled to match centralised competitors in various sectors spanning IT, finance, real estate and more. The […]
☁️ Cloud industry post-COP26: The myth of carbon neutrality🧚November 15, 2021
The 2-week long COP26 climate summit concluded in Glasgow on Saturday evening with an uninspiring deal that commits states to limit global warming to 2.4°C above pre-industrial levels, falling well short of the 1.5°C target. As the curtain falls on what some already consider another missed opportunity, an important question that emerges from the talks is how […]
The fable of self-regulation: Big Tech and the end of transparency 🌫️November 12, 2021
If it were not already apparent as a mob beset the US Capitol on January 6th – their anger inflamed by widespread, weaponised misinformation – then Frances Haugen’s recent revelations, shared with news organisations and lawmakers across the US and Europe, have made it almost impossible to deny: the major social media platforms, with Facebook first among them, are leading to increasingly dangerous and unpredictable social consequences.
📱Privacy is a key issue in the centralised vs decentralised metaverse debate🔏November 10, 2021
Virtualising ourselves and the world around us is the next giant leap for technology, at least according to Mark Zuckerberg and a slew of Facebook employees lined up to attest to the virtues of this impending utopia in a recently released demo by the social media giant.
❄️ COP26: The risky gamble on big-tech and hyperscale cloud providers 🏭November 8, 2021
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its fifth assessment report in late 2014, preparing the way for the Paris climate conference the following year. The analysis concluded with a stunning verdict: human-induced global warming has resulted in a 1°C increase in the global mean temperature relative to pre-industrial levels.