🏢 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 […]

🚀Cudos to power the Metaverse through NFTs: Founder & CEO Matt Hawkins shares at Diffusion Digital 🎙️

🚀Cudos to power the Metaverse through NFTs: Founder & CEO Matt Hawkins shares at Diffusion Digital 🎙️

December 14, 2021

At the recently concluded Diffusion Digital, the ultimate open metaverse conference, our  Founder & CEO, Matt Hawkins, shared insights at a panel discussion on ‘Decentralisation beyond DeFi.’  Matt was joined on the panel by Ben Goertzel, Founder & CEO, SingularityNET, Keyvan M. Sadeghi, CEO, Functionland, and Herbert Yang, China GM, DFINITY. Read more: 🚀 Address […]

🛡️Support decentralisation: final chance to become a validator on the Cudos network👨‍💻

🛡️Support decentralisation: final chance to become a validator on the Cudos network👨‍💻

December 13, 2021

As we approach mainnet launch early next year, having a secure, distributed network validated by nodes worldwide is our foremost priority. To achieve this, we are widening our community by inviting more validators and developers to be part of our decentralised future. If you want to be part of our optimistic roadmap, this could be […]

📷 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 […]

🎙️ AMA recap: Cudos x 8BTC ✔️

🎙️ AMA recap: Cudos x 8BTC ✔️

December 9, 2021

December began on a high note for us! We launched phase 3, Armstrong of our incentivised testnet, Project Artemis, on December 6. The announcement came after the successful completion of Buzz, phase 2 of Project Artemis. Add to that, our Founder and CEO, Matt Hawkins, had an insightful ‘Ask Me Anything’ (AMA) session with crypto […]

🎤  Cudos CTO Andrew Sturmey to speak about collaborative AI at Diffusion Digital 🤖

🎤 Cudos CTO Andrew Sturmey to speak about collaborative AI at Diffusion Digital 🤖

December 9, 2021

Our Chief Technology Officer, Andrew Sturmey, will be part of Diffusion Digital, the ultimate open metaverse conference, as a panellist on December 09, 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 […]

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

🚨 AWS’ latest 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 […]

💻 Imagining the “new normal”: remote work and decentralisation in a post-COVID world – part 2 🌍

💻 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 […]