Opinion

Internet as Battlefield: War Between Authoritarian and Democratic Paradigms for Digital Tomorrow Internet as Battlefield: War Between Authoritarian and Democratic Paradigms for Digital Tomorrow

In the 21st century, the internet has rapidly abandoned its role as a new means of communication. The 2010s saw it transform from a global village where everyone can offend someone else’s mom with no consequences into a military domain, similar to land, sea, air, and space. Unseen to many, the digital war between the […]

Does Your Phone Eavesdrop On You? It Can but Not Necessarily Does Does Your Phone Eavesdrop On You? It Can but Not Necessarily Does

Humans have a thing for patterns. Occasionally, our brains see things that aren’t there or miss out on something in plain sight. In fact, there’s a curious list of cognitive biases that play part in false conclusions, poor decisions, and occasional conspiracy theories. When it comes to privacy and spyware controversies, the challenge is especially […]

Сhief Product Officer at CEX.IO: 5 Steps to Upskill Yourself as a Trader Chief Product Officer at CEX.IO: 5 Steps to Upskill Yourself as a Trader

It is every trader’s dream to get to the top of the trading game. At the top, the returns on investment are much better, while the trading itself is less overwhelming. Once you get a good grip on how to trade, it becomes an everyday joy to make money from it. It is especially true […]

Intellectual Hygiene: Six Rules to Battle Fake News and Propaganda Intellectual Hygiene: Six Rules to Battle Fake News and Propaganda

Today I woke up to a message from my mom. In a very panicky tone, she said that the government has gone completely nuts and is going to pass a bill that qualifies everyone without a degree as a “commoner.” And, on top of that, those “commoners” will be prohibited from leaving the country.

Winning Crypto and Blockchain Grants: Expert Advice How Crypto Grant Foundations Work: Expert Insights

Applying for research and development grants may seem not an easy process, especially in such a young and controversial industry as blockchain and cryptocurrency assets, where projects often face a skeptical treatment.

Cryptocurrency Documentary Review: Should You Watch It and Why Cryptocurrency Documentary Review: Should You Watch It and Why

Writing about crypto-themed documentaries is a relatively rare occasion. Most of them, however, obviously focus on Bitcoin, which is arguably the easiest target for research. Still, if you compare the number of documentaries on Bitcoin with the number of documentaries on the Nazis, it will become very clear that even 80 years later the ominous […]

Base Block Podcast Host: The Further We Go, the More I Think That the Case of Bitcoin Is Not About the Technology Base Block Podcast Host: The Further We Go, the More I Think That the Case of Bitcoin Is Not About the Technology

Being as unsurprising as it gets, the reward halving in Bitcoin is an important event on many levels: it’s a historical milestone and a reason to recap on the progress made, a piece of news big enough to remind the public that Bitcoin is still here, and clear evidence of the predictable deflation that makes […]

Baking Bad Founder: How My Team Won Development Grant From Tezos Foundation Baking Bad Founder: How My Team Won Development Grant From Tezos Foundation

In recent years, the blockchain industry has gained increased popularity among developers, with some of them involved in the work on already existing ecosystems. Among a great number of development teams, just a few can claim financial independence, while others start wondering how to attract financial resources.

Halving Has Happened, What’s Next? Crypto-Industry Stakeholders Share Their Expectations Halving Has Happened, What’s Next? Crypto-Industry Stakeholders Share Their Expectations

On May 11th, block reward in the Bitcoin network was decreased from 12.5 to 6.25 BTC heralding the 3rd halving in the first crypto’s history. Block #630000, the first to bring a decreased reward, was mined by the AntPool mining pool. Crypto-industry stakeholders from around the world shared their opinions about the consequences of the […]

Extra Surveillance May Stay After the Corona-crisis Is Gone, But Privacy Can Still Be Protected Extra Surveillance May Stay After the Corona-crisis Is Gone, But Privacy Can Still Be Protected

In his online presentation, Stepan Gershuni, Bitcoin evangelist and the CEO of Credentia, talked about real technologies that may help avert a dystopian privacy crisis. This is the adaptation of the Russian-language talk from ForkLog’s Digital Middle Ages online conference.

Building Decentralized Social Networks of Tomorrow Building Decentralized Social Networks of Tomorrow

Concluding the series of articles about the shortcomings of DPoS and LPoS algorithms, Vladimir Popov talked about the decentralized social networks and the internet of the future where websites can’t be shut down and access to information can’t be restricted. This is an adaptation of the original Russian-language article Vladimir wrote exclusively for ForkLog.

Government Blockchain Consultant: Smart City Comes After Smart Citizens Government Blockchain Consultant: Smart City Comes After Smart Citizens

Technologies are constantly changing modern society. Back in the day, VCRs disrupted home entertainment. Sometime later, social media disrupted news networks and communication. But once in a while, technologies bring about tectonic shifts in all areas of life at once.

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