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Feb 23, 2022
Will Quantum Computing Impact the Blockchain Space?
Quantum computing promises the ability to perform computations at speeds that are orders of magnitude beyond those of current computers. But what does quantum computing mean for the future of blockchain?
Feb 21, 2022
DeleteMe’s Rob Shavell on Data Privacy in the United States in 2022
“I would love to see some kind of bipartisan Privacy Bill at the federal level in the United States in 2022,” said Rob Shavell, chief executive of DeleteMe, an online data protection company. He was speaking to Orchid’s Derek Silva on this week’s episode of the Priv8 Podcast.
Feb 15, 2022
Why You Should Use a VPN for Gaming
While online gaming has been around since the earliest days of the Internet, its popularity has exploded in recent years. It’s a trend that’s expected to continue: data from Fortune Business Insights shows that the global online gaming market is expected to reach a valuation of $545.98 billion by 2028. The massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) market is expected to expand at an annual growth rate of 9.5% from 2020-2025. And on top of that, blockchain-based “GameFi” and play-to-earn (P2E) games are experiencing huge amounts of growth and attention.
Feb 14, 2022
Prifina’s Markus Lampinen on Data Privacy in the Internet-of-Things
As wearable and Internet-of-Things technology becomes more prolific, vast numbers of new data sets are generated from many different sources. This presents some new and complex challenges regarding personal privacy, argues Markus Lampinen, CEO of open-app data market Prifina. He spoke to Orchid’s Derek Silva on this week’s episode of the Priv8 Podcast.
Feb 10, 2022
Join Orchid at ETHDenver 2022!
The Orchid team will be at ETHDenver, will you? Don’t miss talks from Orchid CEO Dr. Steven Waterhouse (Seven) and Head of Technology Jay Freeman. Jay will also be a mentor and a hackathon judge.
Feb 9, 2022
A Post-Mortem on the London Hard Fork
Ethereum has long been considered the backbone of the decentralized application (dApp) world. As the first-ever blockchain with smart contract capabilities, it has the longest-lasting and most sizeable community of builders and users. And despite the fact that many more smart contract-enabled blockchains have appeared on the scene in the past several years, Ethereum is still the chain of choice for many dApp developers, non-fungible token (NFT) creators, and DeFi users. OXT itself is an ERC-20 digital asset, and we have previously outlined our reasons for choosing Ethereum.
Feb 7, 2022
“What Bitcoin Did” host Peter McCormack on encryption and government surveillance
“Encryption is a problem for states who want to run surveillance programs,” said Peter McCormack, host of the “What Bitcoin Did” podcast. He was speaking to Orchid’s Derek Silva on this week’s episode of the Priv8 podcast about the importance of encryption, the threat of government surveillance, and the necessity of privacy in democratic systems.
Feb 3, 2022
The Future of Privacy Forum’s Omer Tene on Privacy Laws in the United States
“Will 2022 be the year that the United States finally introduces federal privacy legislation?” asked Omer Tene, speaking to Orchid’s Derek Silva on this week’s episode of the Priv8 Podcast. Omer is a Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum, a privacy think tank advancing principled data practices for emerging technologies.
Feb 1, 2022
Welcome to Orchid, Polygon frens!
Orchid is now running on Polygon! The OrchidLotteryV1 contract is live and streaming Orchid’s Layer 2 system of probabilistic nanopayments on the Polygon chain.
Jan 26, 2022
A Deep Dive Into U.S. Data Privacy Laws by State
While the U.S. as a whole lacks a unifying set of rules around online privacy, states and localities have begun to enact numerous, varied approaches with the potential for wildly differing outcomes.
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