DeFi Isn’t the Only Place Where Innovations Are Happening 

DeFi has been the leading narrative in the crypto space in 2020 with its pulsating innovation and stellar growth. Not only has the entire concept of financial services been turned on its head but we've also witnessed some of the speediest development in tech of all time. In the savage unforgiving decentralized landscape, competition is fierce and protocols are required to iterate almost daily to survive.

Why DeFi Needs Decentralized Oracles

Decentralized finance, or DeFi, is a relatively recent variation on FinTech that is seeing a massive surge in popularity. As of the time of writing, there’s over $12.4 billion of value locked into DeFi, which is an enormous jump up from the $547 million it held a year ago. 

A Manifesto for Live & Sharable Data

A Manifesto for Live & Sharable Data. In this blog, I’ll argue that — with recent advances in computer science — we can make improvements to this for many applications.

The Upgradeability Crisis in Blockchain

In the article on the upgradeability crisis, I explained how the fact that decentralized computing (i.e. “blockchain”) is still in its infancy means that early efforts did not have access to preexisting platforms or tools that developers could use to build their apps.

Decentralized Web (DeWeb Tokens) 101 – The next big thing?

Over the last years, but especially the last months, DeFi (Decentralized Finance) emerged to a popular and highly hyped niche within the crypto space.

Building a Decentralized Application (DApp) on the Ethereum Blockchain with JavaScript and Solidity

In this blog, I build a decentralized application, also known as a “dapp”. While there are various definitions of a dapp, in general they are applications that run on a decentralized peer-to-peer network, as opposed to a client-server network, and are governed by all the members, as opposed to a single entity that centrally owns the underlying servers and databases. In Ethereum, a dapp is backed by what is known as a “smart contract” containing the logic of the dapp. This makes a dapp running on the Ethereum blockchain potentially unstoppable as it won’t go down because the logic is replicated across many peers in the network. The smart contract backing our dapp is written in Solidity, an object-oriented, high-level language for implementing smart contracts on blockchain platforms. Our dapp will run locally on Ganache which we will interact with via a Node.js application using the web3.js library, a JavaScript library that provides an API to interact with an Ethereum blockchain. In this post, you'll see Building a Decentralized Application (DApp) on the Ethereum Blockchain with JavaScript and Solidity. Decentralized application with Node.js, web3.js, Solidity, and Ganache

Perpetual Swaps, Futures, and Contracts — Which One Fits You Best

Bitcoin has come a long way in its eleven or so years of existence. It was created to be a ‘peer-to-peer electronic cash system’, but it has become so much more than that today. In fact, Bitcoin has crossed over quite significantly from being a currency to being more of an investable asset.

Is DeFi a Breakthrough for the Blockchain Industry?

The blockchain industry started twelve years ago with the release of Bitcoin. That was a shock, a huge slap for the traditional financial system. However, from another angle, it was a Big Bang of a Decentralized finance universe. 

GitHub is Amazing, but its Terms of Service is Extremely Concerning

Lots of websites have a termination clause, even Hackernoon, however, when it comes to the case of open source software this can be extremely concerning. The reason goes much deeper than you think.

5 Blockchain Applications That Have Transformed the World of Technology

The blockchain is the decentralized database of the blocks of information, which gets recorded in the chain format and linked in a secured crypto graphical manner. This technology ensures proper safety of the data due to its secure nature, and it totally changes how people carry out transactions. It also brings about a faster and secure process of validating information needed to establish reliability.

Artificial Intelligence talks with Daniel Jeffries, AMA

Daniel Jeffries is Chief Technology Evangelist at Pachyderm, author, engineer, futurist and pro blogger.

The Evolution of dOrg: The Builder DAO

This is the story of dOrg’s evolution from a few passionate engineers to a heterarchical network of builders developing industry-leading Web3 software.

Powering Decentralized Identities and Access For All

Uniris is a permissionless integrated services platform capable of meeting a fundamental need: giving everyone back the control over technology. In this way, we are part of the promise of a safer, more inclusive, and truly decentralized world. 

What Will It Take For DeFi Protocols To Seize The Future of Loan Payments?

To be sure, blockchain rose to the world stage on the back of Bitcoin's remarkable performance. However, blockchain technology is gaining its significance, especially after the cryptocurrency ecosystem nearly collapsed in 2018. Today, the technology anchors around three primary use cases: staking, custody, and DeFi. Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is particularly interesting because of the waves it is making.

Blockchain: The Wheel of Industry 4.0 | Hacker Noon

If you have been following banking, investing, or cryptocurrency over the last ten years, you may be familiar with “blockchain,” the record-keeping technology behind the Bitcoin network. And there’s a good chance that it only makes so much sense. In trying to learn more about blockchain, you’ve probably encountered words like this: “blockchain is a distributed, decentralized, public ledger.” The good news is that blockchain is actually easier to understand than that definition sounds.

Decentralized Protocols Disintermediate Misaligned Agencies

The Decentralized economy based on permissionless protocols is swiftly growing as more people in the world embrace the idea of P2P ecosystems. It is no wonder the DeFi market has tripled within the past two months to hit a total locked value...

Disrupting and Decentralizing Lending - ​Dan Schatt [Interview]

Hi Dan Schatt, welcome to our series “Behind the Startup” tell us about your journey from the payments industry to decentralized finance (DeFi)? In my experience of working in the payments industry, I came to understand that decentralized finance could really change the future of financial verifications. As blockchain processes started to become more familiar and widely accepted, a light bulb went off. Decentralized finance can help to eliminate friction. We started to look toward using some of that natural on-chain verification capability to replace outdated processes, and eventually, CRED was born.

How Blockchain Scales Banking Services | Hacker Noon

Total forecast It is all around financial services. The implementation of blockchain has encouraged solid investment into a variety of protocols that meet payments systems’ gateway for privacy and permissions.

Decentralized Reinforcement Learning

Detailed overview of a new paradigm in Reinforcement Learning. Many associations in the world like the biological ecosystems, government and corporations are physically decentralized.

WTF is a Decentralized Identity?

Decentralised identity is the Sign In With Google equivalent for the physical world, except you are in control of your data.To put it simply, just like cryptocurrency changed money to a completely digital form that lived on your mobile wallet, decentralised identity uses blockchain to store and share your identity.