#decentralization

NewTON Blockchain Launched Test Network, Building Upon TON’s Original Source Code NewTON Blockchain Launched Test Network, Building Upon TON’s Original Source Code

A group of 30 independent developers launched the test network for NewTON Blockchain, one of the projects aiming to continue the cause of Telegram’s TON project after the conflict with the SEC. One of the developers behind NewTON, Anatoly, shared some details about the project with ForkLog.

TON Developers Pushed Final Code Updates, Now It’s Up to Community TON Developers Pushed Final Code Updates, Now It’s Up to Community

Telegram Open Network developers have rolled out a few final updates to the source code and will no longer actively participate in the project. The announcements came on May 24th via TON’s test portal page.

Searching for Search Engine and Post-Google Dream Searching for Search Engine and Post-Google Dream

Numbers strongly suggest that for the last several years people have been doing a lot of googling and really not much of binging, yahooing, and even baiduing in comparison. When it comes to certain alternative solutions like DuckDuckGo, there’s even more ground to gain. And there are reasons to want these leftfield solutions gaining ground, […]

After Telegram’s Lost Battle with SEC, TON Launched Now Under Slightly Different Name After Telegram’s Lost Battle with SEC, TON Launched Now Under Slightly Different Name

TON developers, major PoS validators, and community enthusiasts have announced the launch of Free TON powered by the native token TON Crystal in a declaration.

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.

What Holds Real Decentralization Back What Holds Real Decentralization Back

Vladimir Popov, the founder of Synergis who had co-authored a book about Web 3.0, highlighted the principal problems of DPoS and LPoS algorithms, explained flaws in their architecture, and hypothesized about decentralized networks of the future. This is an adaptation of the original Russian-language article Vladimir wrote exclusively for ForkLog.

Contentos’s Mick Tsai: It’s Impossible to Circumvent the Regulation Issue and It’s Not Just About China Contentos’s Mick Tsai: It’s Impossible to Circumvent the Regulation Issue and It’s Not Just About China

Content is the main product of consumption and the chief breadwinner for Web’s denizens. As user-generated content is steadily rising to the top of the food chain, the new Web will have to provide fair and lucrative platforms for millions of independent content creators to thrive in.

Proof-of-Stake Future: Inevitability or Myth Proof-of-Stake Future: Inevitability or Myth

The debate about Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work being obsolete and downright harmful to the environment has been going on for a while. Alternative algorithms like Proof-of-Stake emerged aiming to solve the problems, but the solution to end the debate is yet to be found.

Facebook’s Tale: The Life and Death of Web 2.0 Social Networks Facebook’s Tale: The Life and Death of Web 2.0 Social Networks

Web 1.0, the world wide web of the 90s, was more like a vast multimedia library. The point of using Web 2.0 websites, on the other hand, slowly shifted toward user-generated content as much as interacting with it and with other creators. One could argue that while Web 1.0 offered one-way access to information, Web […]

Zoom and Gloom: Use It to Your Own Peril Zoom and Gloom: Use It to Your Own Peril

While most businesses suffer greatly during the quarantine, there are bound to be at least some that actually thrive. It makes sense that among such businesses the most prominent ones would be digital platforms that provide convenient access to work and entertainment from home.

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