Breaches, hacks, and more breaches + Life After Google

Issue #2  •  October 23  •  View online  •  Suggest a link
Decentralized Web
Decentralized Web

Hand-picked reading related to blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and the people and protocols behind the imminent new future of the internet. From the founders of Blockstack, a new internet for decentralized apps.

Hello again everyone, thank you so much for being a subscriber. We had a small issue with the Startup Digest platform when sending the first edition, so if you didn’t receive that, please check it out here.
In this edition you’ll find some great content including a video with George Gilder, a podcast featuring the founder of Brave, and several articles touching on the future of decentralization.
Sadly, there’s a whole section on recent breaches and hacks of major companies. We’re sharing this to highlight that your data is not being protected - fundamentally the decentralized web and decentralized applications offer a much better alternative, one in which you own your own data and smart architecture eliminates the need to rely on big companies and their security ability (or lack thereof). Make sure to protect yourself as best as possible in the meantime and give dapp alternatives a shot!
Shameless plug: Our recently announced App Mining program is directly fueling developers and entrepreneurs who want to solve security and privacy problems for their users. Don’t sacrifice your vision for funding, quality dapps get paid directly.
Thanks again and please let us know what you’d like to see more of in the newsletters, have a great week!
Must Watch, George Gilder (Life After Google)
George Gilder: Forget Cloud Computing, Blockchain is the Future
George Gilder: Forget Cloud Computing, Blockchain is the Future
Gilder points to blockchain as the technology of the future, with its ability to prevent corruption and manipulation of transaction data and the infinite uses it could have in third world countries. Gilder also discusses the history of technology, artificial intelligence, and the revolutionary bitcoin. He argues that artificial intelligence can never replace human intelligence and creativity and that in principle, it is impossible for machines to take over.
App Mining: Fueling the Development of Decentralized Apps — Blockstack
We are thrilled to introduce App Mining, an early-stage program that will directly fuel developers building apps people want on Blockstack. The better your app, the more you earn.
Episode 2 | The Internet 3.0 Podcast | Brendan Eich, Brave

Australia Is Trying To Pass A Law That Could Kill DApps

One Small Step for the Web… – Tim Berners-Lee – Medium

Proof Of Work and Proof Of Stake – TOKIA – Medium

Breaches and Hacks :/
Facebook Security Breach Exposes Accounts of 50 Million Users - The New York Times

Google+ to shut down after coverup of data-exposing bug – TechCrunch

The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies - Bloomberg

The Apollo Breach Included Billions of Data Points | WIRED
Techstars Startup Digest Decentralized Web is curated by:
Muneeb Ali Muneeb Ali - CEO, Blockstack
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