Cloudflare to run Ethereum node experiment to help ‘build a better internet’

Ahead of Ethereum’s highly anticipated switch to proof-of-stake (PoS), cyber security firm Cloudflare is set to launch and fully stake Ethereum validator nodes over the next few months. It aims to study energy efficiency, consistency management, and network speed of the PoS network as part of its commitment to environmental sustainability and to help “build a better internet.” Cloudflare was founded in 2010 and provides web security services such as distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation to protect clients from DDoS attacks. Cloudflare said it was experimenting with the “next generation of…

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Metaverse-as-a-service will be the basis of the next internet era of Web3

The concept of the Metaverse has been around since the 1980s, but it has only been in recent years that we’ve seen hundreds of projects popping up on the scene. What we are currently experiencing are gamified worlds with limited integration and engagement abilities. Right now, the Metaverse is still a blank canvas for early adopters to test and entertain the concept. When looking at the future of engagement in the Metaverse and bridging the gaps between the physical and digital worlds, however, we need to push the boundaries and…

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Nym Technologies raises $300M to advance internet privacy, sending token price up

Swiss privacy startup Nym Technologies announced it has secured $300 million in commitments from venture capital partners in support of the NYM Innovation Fund. Nym intends to issue grants to developers and incentivize them to build on top of Nym’s decentralized infrastructure. This funding comes a couple of weeks after its native token NYM launched on major crypto exchanges, including OKX and Huobi.  At the time of publication, NYM token traded at an average price of $0.92, and its 24-hour trading volume witnessed a spike since the fund’s announcement. The day…

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Internet Computer’s ORIGYN is watching the watches using NFT authentication

ORIGYN, a Swiss foundation that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify and authenticate objects of value, has partnered with luxury watch marketplace WatchBox. The pair will co-produce certificates of authenticity in the form of NFTs that enable customers to trade the digital ownership of a watch.  ORIGYN is the largest project on the Internet Computer Protocol, or ICP, developed by The DFINITY Foundation blockchain. Individuals who purchase a collector quality timepiece via WatchBox can expect ORIGYN to certify the authenticated object thanks to its biometric technology. Each watch is given a unique…

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‘Web3 offers us the promise to rearchitect the internet,’ says NFT.com Founder Jordan Fried

Nonfungible tokens (NFTs) experienced a record-breaking year throughout 2021 in which sales volumes surpassed $14 billion, avatar collectibles permeated the mainstream market to become cultural status symbols, and avant-garde utility sparked innovative Web3 opportunities for a panoply of industries.  Despite a retracement in financial and emotional fortunes in the opening quarter of 2022, expectations within the NFT community are reigniting for the impending schedule of calendar events such as the launch of Coinbase’s public NFT platform, and the potential for OpenSea and MetaMask tokens. In an exclusive interview with Jordan…

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Robinhood CEO outlines how DOGE could become ‘currency of the internet’

Robinhood CEO Vladimir Tenev took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to explain how Dogecoin could become the “future currency of the internet.” In a thread of 12 posts to his nearly 200,000 followers, Tenev outlined what steps need to be taken to transform the memecoin into a usable asset for everyday payments and transactions on the internet. Can #Doge truly be the future currency of the Internet and the people? As we added the ability to send/receive DOGE on Robinhood, I’ve been thinking about what that would take. — VLAD…

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Learn about Web3 and how it aims to transform internet services

In the newest episode of Cryptopedia, Cointelegraph’s Jackson DuMont dissects Web3 and gives an insightful overview of how the next generation of the internet works. DuMont discusses the basics of Web3 and how it’s different from its predecessors Web1 and Web2. Web1 was the first version of the internet that occurred from 1991 to 2003. It involved static and read-only HTML web pages with simple design, and DuMont described Web1 users as only “consumers of content.” On the other hand, Web2 brought innovations like images, videos, applications, games and ads.…

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Internet Computer eyes 50% move as ICP enters ‘falling wedge’ breakout territory

The price of Internet Computer (ICP) reversed directions after falling to its record low near $14.50 on Feb. 24 and has rebounded by more than 30% ever since. And now, it appears the 35th-largest digital asset by market capitalization has more room to grow in the coming weeks. ICP breaks out of ‘falling wedge’ ICP’s daily chart shows a falling wedge pattern — a setup consisting of two descending, converging trendlines connecting lower highs and lower lows. The intersecting nature of the two lines indicates a weakening bearish momentum. As…

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Chinese internet giants remove NFT platforms fearing gov’t crackdown

China’s leading social media platforms and internet giants have updated their policy to restrict or remove nonfungible token (NFT) platforms, citing a lack of regulatory clarity and fearing government crackdown. Chinese social media giant WeChat reportedly removed several digital collectible platform accounts for violations of the rules. Digital collection platform Xihu No.1, one of the hyped NFT projects in the market, was among the removed platforms. Another platform called Dongyiyuandian revealed that its official app has been banned, reported a local daily. WhaleTalk, a digital collectible platform launched by tech…

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Web3 will be key to the future of China’s internet, says security regulator

The director of the Science and Technology Supervision Bureau of China’s Securities Regulatory Commission Yao Qian has called for a special focus on Web3, deeming it to be the future of the internet. Yao published an article titled “Web 3.0: A New Generation of Internet that is Approaching,” talking about the significance of the evolving tech and how the world is at a crucial transition from Web2 to Web3. The article talked about the significance of forward-looking research and strategic infrastructure development. Yao predicted that Web3 will reconstruct the organizational form and business…

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