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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PHP encryption methods for passwords and other sensitive data
Posted on October 7, 2018, Level intermediate Resource Length long
Ashley Rich published this article about various methods of protecting sensitive data in PHP. There is a range of different encryption methods in use today, the most common being hashing, secret key encryption and public key encryption. Also in PHP 7.2+ you have cryptography extension Sodium which should simplify vastly complicated cryptography landscape.
Encrypting vs. signing with OpenPGP. What's the difference?
Posted on October 2, 2018, Level beginner Resource Length medium
Brad Wyro thoughts on encryption versus signing with OpenPGP. OpenPGP is the most widely used email encryption standard. PGP stands for Pretty Good Privacy. In the article author helps to answer following question: how can you ensure confidential data transmitted via email is kept private?
Enterprise integration for Ethereum
Posted on July 27, 2018, Level intermediate Resource Length long
Bilgin Ibryam article about Ethereum usage in enterprise. Ethereum is distributed and decentralized, but it is mostly a closed system with the embedded ledger, the currency, and the executing nodes. The most popular open source Java integration library -- Apache Camel supports Ethereum's JSON-RPC API now.
Posted on July 17, 2017, Level beginner Resource Length short
Zach Church interviewed Christian Catalini - an MIT expert - on why distributed ledgers and cryptocurrencies have the potential to affect every industry.
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