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.
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.
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.