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Analyzing Token Sale Models

Note: I mention the names of various projects below only to compare and contrast their token sale mechanisms; this should NOT be taken as an endorsement or criticism of any specific project as a whole. It's entirely possible for any given project to be total trash as a whole and yet still have an awesome token sale model. The last few months have seen an increasing amount of innovation in token sale models. Two years ago, the space was simple: there were capped sales, which sold a fixed number of

EarthID Sets New Standard in Decentralized Identity Management

[London, Feb 13, 2024] — EarthID has been assessed by the Government Blockchain Association’s (GBA) Blockchain Maturity Model (BMM), earning a Maturity Level One rating. ‘’We are thrilled to have earned GBA's BMM rating. This achievement is more than a milestone; it's a reflection of our unwavering commitment to providing secure, user-centric identity solutions whilst meeting the demanding requirements of enterprise clients.’’ stated Priya Guliani, EarthID’s CEO. EarthID is a decentralized identity platform, enabling organizations to safeguard and minimize personally identifiable customer data, prevent identity fraud, while empowering users with

Latest Survey from Sotera Digital Reveals Shocking State of Mobile Phone Security in the Workplace.

February 5, 2024, New York - Sotera Digital Security, a leading US based provider of secure communications solutions, has today released its findings from a survey it conducted among over 1,000 senior personnel of large businesses and multinational corporations across the globe. Sectors covered by the survey participants focused on those that require the need for ultra-secure and private communications - both regionally and worldwide - with clients, colleagues and suppliers; namely legal, pharmaceutical, media and corporate affairs, government, and blockchain / AI tech specialists. The survey results provide key

A Note On Charity Through Marginal Price Discrimination

Vitalik Buterin via the Vitalik Buterin Blog Updated 2018-07-28. See end note. The following is an interesting idea that I had two years ago that I personally believe has promise and could be easily implemented in the context of a blockchain ecosystem, though if desired it could certainly also be implemented with more traditional technologies (blockchains would help get the scheme network effects by putting the core logic on a more neutral platform). Suppose that you are a restaurant selling sandwiches, and you ordinarily sell sandwiches for $7.50. Why did

[Mirror] A Proof of Stake Design Philosophy

Vitalik Buterin via the Vitalik Buterin Blog This is a mirror of the post at https://medium.com/@VitalikButerin/a-proof-of-stake-design-philosophy-506585978d51 Systems like Ethereum (and Bitcoin, and NXT, and Bitshares, etc) are a fundamentally new class of cryptoeconomic organisms — decentralized, jurisdictionless entities that exist entirely in cyberspace, maintained by a combination of cryptography, economics and social consensus. They are kind of like BitTorrent, but they are also not like BitTorrent, as BitTorrent has no concept of state — a distinction that turns out to be crucially important. They are sometimes described as decentralized autonomous

[Mirror] Quadratic Arithmetic Programs: from Zero to Hero

Vitalik Buterin via the Vitalik Buterin Blog This is a mirror of the post at https://medium.com/@VitalikButerin/quadratic-arithmetic-programs-from-zero-to-hero-f6d558cea649 There has been a lot of interest lately in the technology behind zk-SNARKs, and people are increasingly trying to demystify something that many have come to call "moon math" due to its perceived sheer indecipherable complexity. zk-SNARKs are indeed quite challenging to grasp, especially due to the sheer number of moving parts that need to come together for the whole thing to work, but if we break the technology down piece by piece then

PairedWorld Foundation Unveils Innovative Solution to Digital Addiction and Loneliness during World Economic Forum and Announces Key Additions to Its Board and Strategic Partnerships

Davos, Switzerland – As the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2024 has come to an end, a critical theme has resonated throughout the discussions: the deep and complex relationship between technology and modern society. Key topics, such as the escalating issues of digital addiction, loneliness, and isolation, sparked intense debates. Initiatives like Human Change, along with dialogues among the world's tech leaders about technology's potential to enhance humanity, have set the stage. Leading this charge, the PairedWorld Foundation unveiled its innovative approach, marking a significant milestone in harnessing emerging technology

Skyward Bound: HDEX brings eFrancisco Motors and LuftCar Together For Groundbreaking Partnership

A New Electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (eVTOL) Project Begins FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Camarines Norte, Philippines – January 28, 2024 HDEX is proud to announce that two partners, eFrancisco Motor Corporation and Luftcar have come together to develop a new Electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (eVTOL) project. The focal point of this groundbreaking collaboration is the development of the LUFT PINOY eVTOL powered by Hydrogen. Aron Dutta, Chairman of HDEX, stated, “HDEX was pleased to help facilitate this exciting partnership. What is happening in the Philippines will be the case

Plato Data Intelligence Leverages Vectara to Power its Data-As-A-Service / DaaS Platform

From development to launch, Vectara’s GenAI technology and team help innovators get to market faster. The announced partnership breaks new ground towards deploying a next generation of GenAI tools with Vertical focus. Vectara, the Trusted Generative AI Product Platform, and Plato Data Intelligence, creators of PlatoAi, have entered into a commercial agreement to unlock the power of Vectara via Plato AI’s Generative Intelligence platform. With an emphasis on secure, trustworthy, and transparent GenAI for enterprises, Vectara was the clear choice for developers who want a trusted provider to count on

Paribus Embracing DAO transition.

In our journey of developing Paribus, we’ve received a lot of feedback from our community, primarily positive and helpful. But, as is often the case when a small team controls a platform, not everyone agrees with our decisions. At every step, we’ve tried to make the best choices based on the information we had. We’ve always known that, eventually, it would be the community’s turn to take the lead in guiding Paribus. And, as we announced in our recent X-space update, that time is approaching fast with the release of