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OpenBazaar

Remember what P2P technology did to the music industry? Online marketplaces are beginning to go through a similar transformation. Imagine if people could easily host their own stores by downloading a piece of software and then sell items directly to people interested in buying them? This effectively cuts out the middleman and puts the seller

Quantum Computing

The head of IBM Research, Arvind Krishna, recently went on record saying that quantum computers will be able to instantly break encrypted data that uses the strongest security within the next few years. This will most likely be a never-ending game of cat and mouse where new encryption algorithms are created when the old ones

How Can Blockchain Reduce Corruption

Blockchain technology is not some digital panacea that can fix all of our social problems but it does have the potential to significantly cut down on corruption throughout the world. Therefore, we have a responsibility to see that it’s integrated intelligently and efficiently. The World Bank estimates businesses and individuals pay $1.5 trillion in bribes every

7 Reasons You Should Be Using The Brave Browser

  You will save money on your wireless bill by using Brave. Mobile advertisements can account for up to 79% of your bandwidth usage! Wouldn’t it feel better knowing that you’re not paying to see advertisements? Brave is available on iOS and Android. Wouldn’t it feel even better if you flipped this around and you

Cellarius

Cellarius is an open book that’s waiting to be brought to life by an indefinite amount of graphic artists, writers, game developers and whoever else decides to contribute. Most cyberpunk literature tends to lean towards the dystopian end of the spectrum. While Cellarius admits this is an inevitable part of their universe, they also want

Metamask

MetaMask is a bridge used to connect people to Ethereum distributed applications (dApps). Without going too deep into the technical details, the dApp is an application that uses a peer-to-peer network to run the back-end code instead of a centralized server – this effectively makes the dApp immune to censorship or hacking. Metamask can be

The War on Americans

As a law-abiding citizen, I should have the right to eat a mushroom that has been used by other cultures for thousands of years. As an individual with a family history of alcoholism, I should be able to eat a mushroom that can help treat the “disease” and provide an alternative to a legal substance

Motherboard Bits that Bite

A recent post by Bloomburg has recently gone viral, it reports that Amazon and Apple (A&A) were hacked by using compromised hardware manufactured in China. Allegedly, microchips the size of a pencil tip were embedded in the motherboard of thousands of servers used by A&A. These servers were made by a company called Super Micro.

The Right to Healthcare

Due to my own naivete, I am currently 1 of about 50 million uninsured Americans. I recently changed jobs and did not realize that there is a 3 month waiting period to be eligible for my employer’s insurance. Currently, 15.5% of the American population is without health insurance, that means about 1 in 7 people

No Strings Attached

Both Valve and Oculus recently announced that their wireless version of virtual reality is finally within reach. The VIve Wireless Adapter will cost you $299 in addition to the Vive VR headset ($499 for the Vive or $799 for the Vive Pro ) – and don’t forget about a powerful VR capable computer! However, I