Take in all of a subject's experience, from phone numbers dialled and e-mail messages viewed to every breath taken, step made and place gone A quote from the LifeLog wiki.Talk about coincidences. On the same day that Facebook was founded, the Pentagon killed off the LifeLog project. But was it just shifted sideways and resurrected as Facebook? The ...
​Whilst BTC represents 63% of the market cap of all cryptocurrencies (or approximately $175 bn), there are still over 5,000 other coins out there. We, at decentralize.today, aren't going to wade into the maximilist minefield but we do feel strongly that there are a lot of people and projects around that are worthy of additional coverage.The flip si...
The do-it-yourself furniture guys are going it alone ​Whilst Amazon, Target and Walmart continue to insist on 'enriching your shopping experience' by using your personal data with, at best, your vaguely tacit approval, we take our hats off to the independently minded Swedish furniture makers & retailers, IKEA, for their stance on...
In my latest piece on corporate 'misbehavior', I am taking a look at Alphabet Inc. Never heard of them? Well, that's because it is a company that does nothing - basically. However, founded in 2016, it is the holding company for all of the various companies, operations, services, projects and assets created, owned and/or controlled by the founders o...
The results of the decentralize.today 2019 review of messaging apps are in... ​During the course of last year, we undertook to review a number of the most popularly available messaging apps.This is the fourth year we have undertaken the review and we do get asked why we devote so much time and energy to this exercise. ...
This is more than just another WhatsApp alternative. For once, this doesn't rely just on having an internet connection, but also sends and receives messages via WiFi and Bluetooth.Even better is that it doesn't rely on any one server! It is pure peer-to-peer and fully encrypted. It also has a blog & forum feature and an RSS reader.You can ...
 The second part of my quick drive through the tech dominated technological-industrial complex of present day USAThe huge growth in the value of the Big Tech 5 in the USA has been a combination of factors. The favourable economic environment in the years since the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 and low interest rates. The advance of glob...
Crypto-maverick announces second tilt at the US Presidency by declaring he can't win so don't vote for him!​I'm sure we've all heard of John McAfee (and if you haven't can I ask what rock you have been living under for the past 20 years?).Most famous professionally for being the creator of the first commercially successful anti-virus soft...
​As part of our on-going Tweetstorm Series, we showcase excellent Twitter threads on the most interesting topics in the industry and publish them here on Decentralize Today.Today we feature Neil Woodfine, Marketing & Communications Director at Blockstream. He was formerly working on business development and marketing for bitcoin start...
​Did electronics giant Sony chance it's luck at the CES in Las Vegas this last week or was their surprise unveiling of an electric vehicle a calculated risk? The answer probably lies in the roots and evolution of what is now the 97th ranked corporation in the world according to Forbes. Throughout it's history, Sony has been an amalgamation, a co-op...
I think many of us have been exposed to the somewhat faux-controversy, principally in the USA, over recent weeks that surfaces every year at this time regarding the use of 'Happy Holidays' as a seasonal greeting as opposed to the equally appropriate but less embracing Christian 'Merry Christmas'.I doubt very much that any laws have been p...
Ninth but not least or last in our Top Ten round up for 2019 is an article first published in November that struck a chord with us, not only did it come from one of DT's band of regular contributors, Dadon, but it also sought to look into the future as many do at this point in the temporal cycle.....enjoy!Was I shocked when I sa...
​Blockchain, Bowie....everything you need for the future in No 8 in our year end round up of the best of Decentralize.Today in 2019 and a great way to start the new year,,,,,,​ It will crush every single idea we have of what value exchange mediums are all about. David Bowie predicted the essence and impact of the internet in 1999. He was ...
​2/10.......Today''s daily (re) dose of decentralization is an article from August of this year by a new contributor to DT, O.S. Layman, and whilst the piece shows why you should be careful what you wish for and the difficulty of predictions in the crypto-new age, it illustrates the point that the revolution won't happen ov...
​It has long been a "Hot" debate on what the actual use case of "Digital currency" is.I have seen for myself the arguments and opinions on the true value and or use case of blockchain evolve over the years, from claims it's only use was to facilitate criminal activity to the realizations of the powerful positives and negatives that distributed syst...
​Bisq is a decentralized, open-source, peer-to-peer desktop application that manages the exchange of cryptocurrencies and FIAT that requires no KYC. And it is one of a growing number of increasingly popular DEXs......as in decentralized exchanges.Launched in December 2014 with it's beta iteration two years later in April 2016.......go-live was in A...
​As close to 100 Anti-Government Protesters take shelter within the grounds of Hong Kong Polytechnic University in a cat and mouse style tactic, police play a sick "Waiting Game" In an attempt to almost starve out student protesters from campus grounds as the stand-off reaches almost a week in length and shows no signs of abating.The Polytechnic Un...
​Mainstream media is facing serious challenges. We see a lack of trust from the public in the news they consume. It is possible to see that the root of these problems stem from the way power is organized in a centralized way. However, using the most advanced technologies available, the media landscape is continuing to change. Social media revolutio...
​Cloudflare has spent the last 10 years building itself into one of the world's largest cloud service providers, however, after recent revelations regarding their network being 'hijacked' by paedophiles, terrorists and drug runners as well as the continuing concerns about the way they manage data and connectivity have taken the shine off their rece...
Most things in life start with good intentions, Some would say the road to hell is paved with them!From the “Splitting of the Atom” on December 17th 1938 to the invention of the “Magnavox” in 1915, one only needs look to the past for the confirmation that all things even seamlessly harmless inventions like the printing Press to the convincingl...