Defenseless: UVA engineering computer scientists discover vulnerability affecting computers globally
Posted on May 7, 2021, Level beginner Resource Length medium
In 2018, industry and academic researchers revealed a potentially devastating hardware flaw that made computers and other devices worldwide vulnerable to attack. Since Spectre was discovered, the world’s most talented computer scientists from industry and academia have worked on software patches and hardware defenses, confident they’ve been able to protect the most vulnerable points in the speculative execution process without slowing down computing speeds too much. By Audra Book @virginia.edu.
Worst nightmare cyberattack: The untold story of the SolarWinds hack
Posted on April 16, 2021, Level beginner Resource Length long
The routine software update may be one of the most familiar and least understood parts of our digital lives. By Dina Temple Raston.
Monetizing your blog with cryptocurrencies
Posted on March 20, 2021, Level beginner Resource Length medium
Current internet has been dominated by huge corporations, spying on users and selling their data to the advertisement companies. Amount of ads in internet is unbearable, pushing the quality content out in favour of mass produced click baits. By Damian Sosnowski.
Mapping the future of legal personality
Posted on November 22, 2020, Level beginner Resource Length long
This article evaluates how to adapt to disruption by examining the concept of legal personality as applied to DAOs, taking into account the unique features of DAOs, and reimagining how these and other Innovative Technology Arrangements might be regulated more effectively. By Max Ganado, Joshua Ellul, Gordon Pace, Steven Tendon, and Bryan Wilson.
Generating UUIDs at scale on the Web
Posted on July 10, 2020, Level beginner Resource Length long
Can you trust every browser to generate globally unique identifiers at scale? At Teads, we have tried, and the answer is yes, with a few caveats. This article describes the experiments we've run and the discoveries we made along the way. By Matthieu Wipliez, senior software engineer @ Teads.
The crypto price-innovation cycle
Posted on May 27, 2020, Level beginner Resource Length medium
People who've been in crypto for a long time view the space as evolving in cycles, alternating between periods of high activity and "crypto winters." There have been three cycles so far. The first peaked in 2011, the second in 2013, and the third in 2017. By Chris Dixon and Eddy Lazzarin on Andreessen Horowitz.
WEF will now read you your (blockchain) rights
Posted on May 24, 2020, Level beginner Resource Length short
The World Economic Forum finalized a "blockchain bill of rights." ConsenSys, Andreessen Horowitz, and Colombia have already signed on. By Jeff Benson.
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How to setup a free Beam node with Google Cloud Computing
Posted on September 24, 2019, Level intermediate Resource Length long
Wilke Trei wrote a piece about running an own node of the Beam MW network. An always-online own node allows you to connect to your wallets on all your devices to this trusted node.
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What is Open Banking and PSD2?
Posted on August 24, 2019, Level beginner Resource Length medium
Open Banking (aka PSD2) forces the biggest UK banks to open up their precious data, which could mean big changes for the way we use money. By Rowland Manthorpe.
Blockchain solutions make financial services fairer, faster
Posted on August 8, 2019, Level intermediate Resource Length long
Sean Bennett wrote this article for IBM about how they applied blockchain technology to traditional fiat currencies.
The differences between Bitcoin and Libra should matter to policymakers
Posted on July 8, 2019, Level beginner Resource Length long
Peter van Valkenburgh article about differences between Bitcoin and Facebook's Libra. The two have different design goals, work in different ways, and raise different regulatory questions.
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Blockchain No-Brainer: Ownership in the digital era
Posted on June 7, 2019, Level intermediate Resource Length medium
Dominic Perini article about his view on digital asset ownership, provenance and handling. In order to understand how the notion of ownership is currently perceived in society, author proposes to briefly analyse the journey that has brought us to the present stage and the factors which have contributed to the evolution of our perceptions.
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