Swarm and Dappnode: Joining Forces to Empower Decentralised Storage
Dappnode empowers node operators to exert enhanced control across various blockchain networks, from validating transactions and participating in consensus mechanisms to bolstering network security, all in a seamless and autonomous manner.
The Way Forward
Thirteen years have now passed since the introduction of Bitcoin in 2009. We can only wonder whether Satoshi Nakamoto could have imagined the wave his creation would start. Over twenty thousand crypto projects are currently listed by trackers worldwide, with a total value of about one trillion dollars (as of October 2022).
Why Interoperability is the Bedrock of Digital Freedom
The European Union is a remarkable project granting us many freedoms so convenient it’s all too easy to take them for granted. We can easily move our goods, our bucks, and ourselves between different countries within it. This freedom to move and provide services anywhere is the cornerstone of the democratic and open way of life and economy in Europe.
Is Net Neutrality Important for Blockchains?
Today, Tim Wu is a law professor at Columbia University and a White House official who advises the Biden administration on legal and economic issues. But in 2003, he was an associate professor at the University of Virginia Law School. Back then, he coined a term that still shapes the debate about fair use of the communications infrastructure and the Internet: “net neutrality.”
Democracy and Decentralization
The world we live in today is unjust. Glaring inequalities exist between the global North and the South, but also within European economies. All this can make it challenging to feel like there is progress happening. It seems we are moving backward, leaving humankind in a worse state than we found it.
Anonymity in the Cryptosphere
Living in the twenties of the 21st century, we find ourselves in an increasingly surveilled world, ranging from our physical spaces to the digital sphere. Yet, privacy and anonymity are pillars of democracy and an open, liberal society. They enable social innovation, whistle-blowing, and investigative journalism around the globe.
The Satoshi’s Dream
On February 11th, 2009, shortly after 10 p.m., a user with the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto wrote a post on the Peer to Peer Foundation forum. He announced that he had developed a new, decentralized online cash system. Satoshi’s idea was to remove trust from the process of paying.
Cooperating on Blockchain
How do we deal with something that’s neither privately owned nor managed by authorities on our behalf? Something that everyone, as well as no one, owns. In other words, how do we manage “commons” so that their tragedy doesn't become a reality?
Swarm network paves the way for event evolution: partnerships with StreamETH, Etherna, and Mego
Some exciting news for all event-goers: Swarm Foundation has joined forces with three awesome names of the events ecosystem: StreamETH, Etherna, and Mego. Together, they're shaking up the game and propelling the events industry into a new era. Let's dive right into the highlights!
ENS on Swarm Decentralised Storage
The Swarm Foundation made a proposal to implement ENS on Swarm, a full-blown name resolution service handled completely off-chain yet in a cryptographically provable way allowing for trustless provision in a decentralised environment that would address two of issues of the current ENS architecture
Beyond Wikipedia: Swarm and Kiwix Boost Access to Free Knowledge
The Swarm Foundation is proud to announce the second phase of its partnership with Kiwix, an offline data storer, marking another decisive step in creating a thriving and value-driven ecosystem. Kiwix and the Swarm Foundation initially partnered in 2022 to bring an offline copy of Wikipedia on the Swarm Network.
Boundless data with boundless possibilities: Swarm partners with MiPasa
Free access to data and the ability to convert it into beneficial insights for further societal advancement form the bedrock of a flourishing community. Recognising this, Swarm Foundation has forged a partnership with Unbounded Network Foundation and MiPasa to streamline the flow of information, making data more readily accessible and easy to mould.
The Hivemaker's code: How do Ecosystems Grow?
In 1993, James F. Moore published an article in Harvard Business Review. Inside, he presented an idea that was quite unusual at that time. He claimed that business networks, consisting of interacting companies, products, and users, could be understood similarly to natural ecosystems
The Hivemaker's code: Introduction
The document you’re about to read will help you create a living digital ecosystem. It’s divided into two parts.
Swarm commits 2 million BZZ to drive privacy, interoperability, and data sovereignty
Following years of incubation, the Fair Data Society initiative graduated and moved onto an independent path. With this, Swarm Foundation has pledged 2 million BZZ in the coming 10 years, to champion support for layer 2 projects that empower digital freedom, privacy, and interoperability. The pledge was officially announced at the Fair Data Society graduation event, ‘New Day’ on March 21st 2023.
Swarm Association announces phase 2 of the Wikipedia on Swarm prize.
The Wikipedia Prize, launched at the Swarm Summer Solstice event in June 2022, sought for a solution that observes a Wikipedia offline archive and uploads it to the Swarm network, and it had an initial reward pot of 50k DAI to be paid in BZZ. The goal was to allow for Wikipedia in any language to be easily uploaded to the Swarm network, making it resilient to the potential grip of censorship.
The Devcon video archive is now available on the Swarm network
Hosting the Devcon archive on the Swarm network is part of Swarm network’s mission to make Web3 more decentralised and censorship-resistant while empowering digital freedom.
Announcing: 50k DAI prize to make Wikipedia unstoppable
The Swarm Association is announcing a 50,000 DAI “Wikipedia on Swarm ”prize (paid in BZZ) for a solution that observes a Wikipedia offline archive and uploads it to the Swarm network
Swarm as a platform for a self-sovereign digital society
The text below is a recap of Viktor Tron’s talk from the We Are Millions Hackathon (WAM) and Festival.
Kiwix and Swarm partner up to preserve free online access to information
The world is facing extreme uncertainty amidst a socio-economic crisis, and censorship is ramping up to levels never seen before.
Swarm & Fairdrive onstage at ETH Denver 2022
On Friday, 18 February 2022, Angela Vitzthum, the Product Owner for Fairdrive, took the Wave stage at ETH Denver to introduce the audience to Swarm and more specifically to Fairdrive.
Can we take NFTs beyond overpriced pixels?
As the pace of technological evolution quickens and intensifies, it also exerts an increasing influence on all spheres of life, including art.
Retro Chic is always cool. So is Winamp on Swarm.
If you started to listen to mp3s at the turn of the century, there’s a very good chance you did it on Winamp. The iconic music player has amassed an almost cult-like following that persists to this day. No wonder someone was bound to show up and decide to bring it to life in a Web3 setting.