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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.