A slew of startups is trying to decentralise the online world

  • We used to spend a lot of time investing in firms with network effects,” explained Brad Burnham of Union Square Ventures, referring to the mechanics of online markets, which allow successful firms to become dominant. “
  • IndieWeb allows people to maintain information they want to share with the world without using centralised social networks.
  • Decentralisation might fit the vision of the web’s founding father, but the internet became centralised for a reason.
  • IFPS eliminates the need for websites to have a central server; instead, files are stored all over the web.
  • Bitcoin and the blockchain have “shown what is possible,” says Juan Benet, who invented the InterPlanetary File System, one of a number of efforts to build an infrastructure for a more decentralised internet.

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A slew of startups is trying to decentralise the online world


A slew of startups is trying to decentralise the online world

The technology behind bitcoin could transform how the economy works

  • Bitcoin’s blockchain ledger prevents double-spending and keeps track of transactions continuously.
  • The new blockchains need not work in exactly the way that bitcoin’s does.
  • But most unfair of all is that bitcoin’s shady image causes people to overlook the extraordinary potential of the “blockchain”, the technology that underpins it.
  • The technology behind bitcoin could transform how the economy works
  • Dozens of startups now hope to capitalise on the blockchain technology, either by doing clever things with the bitcoin blockchain or by creating new blockchains of their own (see article ).

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The technology behind bitcoin could transform how the economy works


The technology behind bitcoin could transform how the economy works

GCHQ spying on British citizens was unlawful, secret court rules in shock decision

  • GCHQ unlawfully spied on British citizens, a secretive UK court has ruled.
  • The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), the secretive court that was created to keep Britain’s intelligence agencies in check, said that GCHQ’s access to information intercepted by the NSA breached human rights laws.
  • Some of the groups will now seek to find whether their information was collected through the programmes and ask for that information to be deleted.
  • A GCHQ spokesperson said: “We are pleased that the Court has once again ruled that the UK’s bulk interception regime is fully lawful.
  • GCHQ spying on British citizens was unlawful, secret court rules in shock decision

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GCHQ unlawfully spied on British citizens, a secretive UK court has ruled. The decision could mean GCHQ will be forced to delete the information it acquired from people that were spied on.


GCHQ spying on British citizens was unlawful, secret court rules in shock decision

FinTech, WealthTech, Blockchain, Innovation

  • Our target audience are managers and experts who are looking for innovative solutions and investors who are interested in investing in innovative solutions and companies.
  • We will introduce a number of other innovative solutions and 10 local start-up companies.
  • As we are going to introduce a number of local start-up companies, the intention is to support these companies in getting the attention that will help their business to continue to develop.
  • The conference takes place at the Park Hyatt hotel in Zurich on the 29th of June 2016 , starting at 2pm and ending at 7:30pm .
  • As technologies are growing fast, a conference focused on innovations in technology for banking and finance deserves a fast process in order that the topics remain up-to-date.

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@Innovationepoch: “FinTech, WealthTech, Blockchain, Innovation – Educational Conference in Zurich, Park Hyatt – Huffington Post”


The conference takes place at the Park Hyatt hotel in Zurich on the 29th of June 2016, starting at 2pm and ending at 7:30pm. Managers in financial institutions and investors in FinTech and innovations often lack the time to search for innovative companies.


FinTech, WealthTech, Blockchain, Innovation

The New Net Neutrality Rules

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  • The Federal Communications Commission is to take a more active role in regulating the Internet as a public utility, which is expected to provoke court cases from major broadband providers.
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@JuanLlanos: “Court Backs Rules Treating Internet as Utility, Not Luxury Could this be the future of a #blockchain in [20] years?”


The Federal Communications Commission is to take a more active role in regulating the Internet as a public utility, which is expected to provoke court cases from major broadband providers.


The New Net Neutrality Rules

EU referendum live: TNS poll gives leave campaign seven-point lead

  • Watson says EU free movement of labour rules may need revising
  • It was supposed to be embargoed until later, but the academic Matthew Goodwin has posted the figures on Twitter.
  • Is the full quote from Tom Watson , Labour’s deputy leader, saying free movement of labour in the EU may have to be curbed in future.
  • EU referendum live: TNS poll gives leave campaign seven-point lead
  • Watson says Cameron should push for reform of EU free movement rules during UK presidency in 2017

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All the day’s campaign news: the Sun comes out fighting for Britain to shake off the EU as four new polls all have leave pulling ahead of remain


EU referendum live: TNS poll gives leave campaign seven-point lead