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Tetrate | Enterprise Service Mesh with Envoy & Istio
Helps companies with digital transformation to public clouds (cloud-native) to finally manage microservices at scale. That includes mastering challenges around networking APIs, HTTPS handling and modeling service interactions (from outside the Istio mesh).

Tetrate's three pillars of added value are:

1. Intelligent Traffic Management
Enhance reliability with dynamic, QoS-aware, decentralized routing controls.

2. Continuous Security
Secure inter-service communications with built-in service identities and powerful AuthN/AuthZ policies.

3. From Edge to Workload
From ingress to service, run our infrastructure on any abstraction and any cloud.

As founders, maintainers and core contributors to "serverless" open-source software like Envoy, Istio and the broader CNCF ecosystem are they well recognized in the industry and got substantial founding by Dell, INTEL and Google.

Startupinthecloud  Cloud_Development  cloud_providers  Cloud_Service_Providers  serverless  opensource  USA  Business_Advisory_relevant  Ecosystem  Networking  devops  Security  PaaS  IaaS  API 
march 2019 by eocas
Status as a Service (StaaS) — Remains of the Day
An in-depth analysis of social media platforms through the lens of social capital theory and why we should think of them as “Status as a Service” businesses.

Ironical title of a lengthy but brilliant, extremely comprehensive analysis of underlying psychological, societal and economical motives for using and operating social networks.

Startupinthecloud  Lifesnippets  Agrachina  Fashionmeetsorganic  Social_Networks  Social  Analysis  Research  Social_Media  Sociology  Psychology  Ecosystem  Business_Advisory_relevant  blog  Expert 
march 2019 by eocas
OPNFV Gambia
"OPNFV Gambia progresses the state of NFV around continuous delivery, cloud native network functions (CNFs), testing, carrier-grade features and upstream project integration. OPNFV was a pioneer with NFV continuous integration and is now taking a first step towards continuous delivery. The release also includes new service assurance and monitoring features. CSPs driving network transformation initiatives can utilize OPNFV for continuous integration and testing, development of reference architectures, VNF onboarding and validation, use case testing, NFVI/VIM procurement, development of operational practices and more. OPNFV is the nexus point for collaboration between open source networking projects and ecosystems by integrating upstream projects into reference architectures tuned for NFV use cases, leading cross-project initiatives for dynamic continuous integration (CI), and fostering the open source community transforming networks."

Under the Linxu Foundation umbrella.

Startupinthecloud  network  Linux  Standardization  devops  development  Software  Cloud_Development  cloud_providers  Cloud_Service_Providers  opensource  Ecosystem  community 
march 2019 by eocas
Ecosystem Restoration Camps
"Ecosystem Restoration Camps is a non-profit organisation founded by a movement of people who wanted an action-based solution to address accelerating climate change. The camps are a practical, hands on way to restore land degraded by humans. Our mission is to work with local communities and build camps that transform degraded landscapes into lush, abundant, life-giving ecosystems.
We envision a global network of Ecosystem Restoration Camps supporting the emergence of fully-functional, peaceful, abundant, biologically diverse Earth brought about through cooperative efforts for the ecological restoration of degraded lands."

Founded by Beijing-based filmmaker, soil scientist and environmental activist John D. Liu.

Agrachina  NGO_NPO  USA  community  Education  climatechange  Tutorial  Rural_Development  network  Soil  ecological  Ecosystem 
december 2018 by eocas
Letter from Shenzhen
Article about the Chinese 山寨 (shanzhai) copycatting culture.

Intro by CB Insights:
"In her piece for Logic Magazine, Xiaowei R. Wang says that traveling to China is like time-traveling. Even in the most rural villages, technology is there.

Wang describes the ubiquitous WeChat and QR codes that can be used to pay for everything, from street food to train tickets to massage chairs.

She also describes the Shanzai economy, which Wang calls “open-source on hyperspeed.” It has evolved from knock-off Louis Vuitton bags and Friends on DVD to people creating original products — like a cell phone with a compass that points to Mecca — and building on each other’s work “in a decentralized way.”

Wang says this “extreme open-source” offers a glimpse into the future — and starkly contrasts American technology, which is becoming more and more proprietary.

It’s tempting to draw comparisons between tech in the US and China, but it might not really be an apples-to-apples comparison. Maybe technology is more cultural — and less universal — than we think."

Startupinthecloud  Agrachina  Business_Advisory_relevant  Culture  Technology  Legal  Rural_Development  China  shenzhen  Economy  Innovation  Ecosystem  opensource 
july 2018 by eocas
Survival of the Richest – Future Human
Must-read opinion piece by author / futurist Douglas Rushkoff on the future of technology and human kind.

"Of course, it wasn’t always this way. There was a brief moment, in the early 1990s, when the digital future felt open-ended and up for our invention. Technology was becoming a playground for the counterculture, who saw in it the opportunity to create a more inclusive, distributed, and pro-human future. But established business interests only saw new potentials for the same old extraction, and too many technologists were seduced by unicorn IPOs. Digital futures became understood more like stock futures or cotton futures — something to predict and make bets on. So nearly every speech, article, study, documentary, or white paper was seen as relevant only insofar as it pointed to a ticker symbol. The future became less a thing we create through our present-day choices or hopes for humankind than a predestined scenario we bet on with our venture capital but arrive at passively.

This freed everyone from the moral implications of their activities. Technology development became less a story of collective flourishing than personal survival. Worse, as I learned, to call attention to any of this was to unintentionally cast oneself as an enemy of the market or an anti-technology curmudgeon."

Lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud  Technology  Ethics  Philosophy  Ecosystem  Report  Economy 
july 2018 by eocas
Ocean Protocol — A Decentralized Data Exchange Protocol to Unlock Data for AI
"Society is becoming increasingly reliant on data, especially with the advent of AI. However, a small handful of organizations with both massive data assets and AI capabilities have become powerful with control that is a danger to a free and open society.

Ocean Protocol aims to unlock data, for more equitable outcomes for users of data, using a thoughtful application of both technology and governance.
It is a decentralized protocol and network of artificial intelligence (AI) data/services. It incentivizes for a vast supply of relevant AI data/services. This network helps to power AI data/service marketplaces, as well as public commons data. The heart of Ocean’s network is a new construction: a Curated Proofs Market. CPMs bridge predicted relevance with actual relevance of each AI service, by having curation markets for cryptographic proofs (e.g. proof of data availability)."

Ocean Protocol is supported by Ocean Foundation, which is a Singapore-based
non-profit foundation. Ocean Foundation’s mandate is to:
development of the Ocean Protocol and activate a community of
provide guidance for the development of the Ocean Protocol; and
support the growth, and governance of a vibrant data exchange network
and ecosystem based on the Ocean Protocol.

blockchain  daas  Startupinthecloud  ai  Ecosystem  Data  Technology  curation  Platform  Security  Privacy  Public_Cloud  Analysis  Storage  Social_Networks  Social  Sustainability  NGO_NPO  Singapore  sustainable  development  open-data  opensource  decentralization 
may 2018 by eocas
"blockhive is an ecosystem based on blockchain technology in which participants can develop businesses through partnerships and joint projects.
A new structure developed called "Initial loan purchase" ("ILP") will be used to issue loans.

By signing a credit agreement with blockhive through an ILP, participants receive Hive tokens, which in turn confer access to a loan agreement. After entering into a loan agreement via smart contact, creditors are entitled to an interest payment on the loan — 20% of blockhive’s annual operating profit.

blockhive will provide the following services:

- Help businesses raise funds using the ILP structure

- A wallet, enabling the management of assets, making payments and transfers

- Later it is planned to introduce an airdrop function enabling users to find restaurants, cafes and shops, offering discounts and to accumulate loyalty points or tokens that enable acquiring hash-power from mining enterprises and other benefits."

Startupinthecloud  estonia  blockchain  Ecosystem  Finance  Business_Advisory_relevant  Collaboration  Fundraising 
april 2018 by eocas
Nebulas | Decentralised search framework for blockchain
From their whitepaper's abstract:
"Bitcoin brings "decentralized currency" to the world of blockchains, Ethereum system showcases "smart contract" [...] meanwhile Nebulas Blockchain is to build a self-evolving blockchain system based on value incentive. [...] It applies three concepts: Value rank of blockchains, the positive feedback ecosystem, and the self-evolving blockchain system. Based on these Nebulas' solution consists of:

- Nebulas Rank (the measure of value for blockchains)

- Nebulas Force (a fundamental self-evolving mechanism for blockchains)

- PoD (Proof of Devotion - mechanism of our innovation in consensus)

- DIP (Developer Incentive Protocol)"

In early 2018, a few months after the whitepaper, they mandated SatoshiBytes to review it which lead to new idea and critique:

Founders are NEO co-founders Hitters Xu and Aero Wang and also Robin Zhong (who helped build blockchain for Alibaba's Ant Financial). Listed as San Francisco / California, yet roots and operationas in Beijing / China.

Startupinthecloud  blockchain  decentralization  Framework  China  USA  Finance  development  Payment  Legal  Comparison  Directory_Database  Application  Database  Information_Platform  Economy  Ecosystem  Monetization  Beijing 
april 2018 by eocas
Make-a-Point 造点 (zào diǎn)
"Design-led innovation platform dedicated to facilitating business for the common good. [...] Instead of designing the downstream, notably finished artifacts, we swim upstream, to actively search for a role where design can generate new mind-sets, relations and networks to democratise innovation that leads to new solutions for emerging futures."

Agrachina  Innovation  China  agency  NGO_NPO  SocialEntrepreneur  Social  Ecosystem  Consultancy  Business  Designer  Sustainability  Beijing 
march 2018 by eocas
"Auroville is a universal township in the making for a population of up to 50,000 people from around the world.

The concept of Auroville - an ideal township devoted to an experiment in human unity - came to the Mother as early as the 1930s. In the mid 1960s the concept was developed and put before the Govt. of India, who gave their backing and took it to the General Assembly of UNESCO. In 1966 UNESCO passed a unanimous resolution commending it as a project of importance to the future of humanity, thereby giving their full encouragement.

The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity – in diversity. Today Auroville is recognised as the first and only internationally endorsed ongoing experiment in human unity and transformation of consciousness, also concerned with - and practically researching into - sustainable living and the future cultural, environmental, social and spiritual needs of mankind.
The Aurovilians come from some 49 nations, from all age groups (from infancy to over eighty, averaging around 30), from all social classes, backgrounds and cultures, representing humanity as a whole. The population of the township is constantly growing, but currently stands at around 2,500 people, of whom approx one-third are Indian.
A 109-hectare area to the north of the Peace Area, the Industrial Zone, a zone for "green" industries, is focused on Auroville's efforts towards a self-supporting township. It will contain small and medium-scale industries, training centres, arts and crafts, and the city's administration.
The city area with a radius of 1.25 km. will be surrounded by a Green Belt of 1.25 km width. As a zone for organic farms, dairies, orchards, forests, and wildlife areas, this belt will act as a barrier against urban encroachment, provide a variety of habitats for wildlife, and serve as a source for food, timber, medicines etc. and as a place for recreation.

Presently an area of 405 hectares, the Green Belt - though incomplete - stands as an example of successful transformation of wasteland into a vibrant eco-system. Its further planned extension with an additional 800 hectares will make it into a remarkable demonstration site for soil and water conservation, ground water recharge, and environmental restoration."

Agrachina  Permaculture  india  Sustainability  farm  Ecosystem  ecological  Ecology  Rural_Development  Environment  environmentalism  Philosophy  sustainable  sustainablecompany  community  Organic  Organic_Farm  Organic_Education  Craftsmanship  GreenArchitecture 
january 2018 by eocas
Organic Cotton Accelerator (OCA)
"Focuses on creating a prosperous organic cotton sector that benefits everyone—from farmer to consumer.
At OCA, we take a unique approach to our work that focuses upon farmer-level impact. We do not just seek to increase the organic cotton supply, but to grow demand for organic cotton that has been produced in a way that strengthens the business case for farmers. By rewarding the right practices on the ground, our work catalyses a wider chain reaction that goes beyond positive change at farm-level and creates opportunities for all in organic cotton.
As an accelerator, we unite those who are committed to being part of the change in organic cotton. Together with our market-driven interventions that are designed to be self-sustaining and scalable in the long-run, we build on existing initiatives, mobilize others into action and create shared opportunities across the supply chain."

Also seed breeding programs and providing platforms to share knowledge, best practices and lessons learned in the sector.

Agrachina  NGO_NPO  Netherlands  Organic  Cotton  Organic_Agriculture  Organic_Certification  Organic_Education  Sustainability  Investor_Relations  Fundraising  Training  Seeds  india  SupplyChain  Marketing  Knowledge  farmers_livelihod  Ecosystem 
january 2018 by eocas
DAO IPCI (Integral Platform for Climate Initiatives)
Seems like a government-initiated DAO to operate, sustain and developing carbon markets.


"Decentralized Autonomous Organization operating, sustaining and developing the Integral Platform for Climate Initiatives, smart contracts and blockchain technology-based independent ecosystem designed for carbon markets, societal costs mitigation instruments, including carbon compliance units’, carbon-offset credits, other environmental mitigation credits, environmental assets, rights and liabilities.

DAO IPCI – truly decentralized public blockchain ecosystem is authentically private nonprofit project independent of government, corporate, business or NGO particular interests.

On May 24, 2016, the Russian Carbon Fund has officially unveiled the Integrated Program for Climate Initiatives.
designed to develop a distributed network of mitigation contributors based on common principles, rules and criteria, as well as provide an accounting platform, which can achieve absolute emission reduction targets in compliance with quantitative emission limitation commitments. The goal is to integrate corporate and regional mitigation initiatives.

The Integrated Program for Climate Initiatives derives from ongoing subnational and corporate climate initiatives and aims at providing for common investment instruments, which are based on climate change mitigation outcomes including high quality carbon offset credits.

The Integrated Program for Climate Initiatives has served as DAO IPCI genesis program."

Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Russia  government  blockchain  decentralization  Sustainability  Localization  Local_Governments  Carbon_Trade  NGO_NPO  Ecosystem  Technology  climatechange  Business_Advisory_relevant 
october 2017 by eocas
Blockchain Development Company (aka "EcoChain")
Platform for eco-friendly crypto projects. Ethereum-based token to support sustainability (environmental and humanitarian impact) projects via (their) ecosystem. First three dApps projects in renewables, recycling and provenance:

Invest directly in renewable energy projects of your choice around the world.

Earn income by trading in your plastic and cans.

Guarantee what you buy is what you see on the label.

Established foundation in Scotland / UK.

Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  blockchain  Eco  ecological  Sustainability  Environment  Humanitarian  Renewable_Energy  Recycling  Transparency  food  foodsystems  Ecosystem  Investor_Relations  Platform  decentralization  UK 
october 2017 by eocas
IOTA - The Machine Economy
Kind of blockchain for IoT (yet without the blockchain!).

"IOTA is an open-source distributed ledger protocol launched in 2015 that goes 'beyond blockchain' through its core invention of the blockless ‘Tangle’. The IOTA Tangle is a quantum-resistant Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG), whose digital currency 'iota' has a fixed money supply with zero inflationary cost.

IOTA uniquely offers zero-fee transactions & no fixed limit on how many transactions can be confirmed per second. Scaling limitations have been removed, since throughput grows in conjunction with activity; the more activity, the more transactions can be processed & the faster the network. Further, unlike blockchain architecture, IOTA has no separation between users and validators (miners / stakers); rather, validation is an intrinsic property of using the ledger, thus avoiding centralization.

IOTA is focused on being useful for the emerging machine-to-machine (m2m) economy of the Internet-of-Things (IoT), data integrity, micro-/nano- payments, and other applications where a scalable decentralized system is warranted."

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Opinionated press article as introduction:

Birdview of blockchain shortcomings:


Open-source repositories / framework:

Community forum:

IOTA coin price chart:
https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/iota (today 20171023 = $0.377342 / 0.00006299 BTC)

Conceptual & technical design challenges:

Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  blockchain  Security  Payment  opensource  Platform  Framework  Ecosystem  Finance  Legal  Economy  Micro-Financing  decentralization  fintech 
october 2017 by eocas
"BITNATION is the World’s First Virtual Nation – A Blockchain Jurisdiction.

Nation State Governments have failed to keep up with the technologies that are transforming our lives. The Internet has radically interconnected our world and Blockchain technology – a cryptographically secured public ledger that is distributed amongst all of its users – allows us to choose to govern ourselves for the way we want to live now: peer-to-peer, more locally and globally.
We’re a holacratic organization and we strive to become a fully functional Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO).
Anyone can join or create a team (‘holon’), whether for-profit or nonprofit, and benefit from the support and technological infrastructure of the BITNATION community."

The underlying rules / framework is called:
"Decentralized Borderless Voluntary Nation (DBVN) Liquid Holocracy Constitution".

blockchain  Framework  Standardization  decentralization  HR  Policy  Politics  Security  open-data  NGO_NPO  Organization  Localization  Ecosystem  Legal  network  Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
october 2017 by eocas
NEO Smart Economy
Considered to be China's Ethereum because its ecosystem-driven approach. Said to be in discussions with Chinese government to help them building some kind of national blockchain economy standard and solutions.

About NEO:
"NEO, formerly Antshares, is China's first ever open source blockchain. Founded in 2014, NEO’s mission has been to reinvent the way commerce is done. We believe technology drives progress and together we can create the future. Motivated by this, NEO has been created to shift our traditional economy into the new era of the Smart Economy.
NEO is the use of blockchain technology and digital identity to digitize assets, the use of smart contracts for digital assets to be self-managed, to achieve "smart economy" with a distributed network."

Multi-platform support yet to develop requires Microsoft's .NET Core SDK.

Based in Beijing. Founder Da Hongfei.

blockchain  Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Ecosystem  Finance  Legal  Policy  China  Economy  Payment  Standardization  government  network  Smart  decentralization  Platform  fintech  opensource 
october 2017 by eocas
"Venture production studio building decentralized applications and various developer and end-user tools for blockchain ecosystems, primarily focused on Ethereum.

The ConsenSys “hub / formation” coordinates, incubates, accelerates and spawns “spoke” ventures through development, resource sharing, acquisitions, investments and the formation of joint ventures. These spokes benefit from foundational components built by ConsenSys that enable new services and business models to be built on the blockchain. In addition to the development of internal projects and consulting work, ConsenSys is interested in the identification, development and acquisition of talent and projects on an ongoing basis."

- Balanc3; A smart contract powered Triple-Entry Accounting system (EtherSign and IPFS).
- BoardRoom;organization governance.
- DAOWars; Creating smarter AI.
- dAppstore; Marketplace for decentralized applications (‘Ðapps’).
- EtherEx; e-monetary exchange.
- EtherLoan; Decentralized crowd-lending platform.
- EtherPoker; Online poker where players never have to deposit money on a site, the shuffle is provably random, and cards are cryptographically secure.
- eSign; Signing and managing smart contracts.
- Grid+; Give consumers direct access to wholesale electricity markets.
- Gnōsis; Complex predictions made easy.
- HunchGame; Platform for trend setters and gossip gurus.
- Inflekt; Tribal network and events management platform.
- Ujo; Returns more value to content creators and their customers.
- WeiFund; Crowdfunding campaign platform that uses smart contracts.
- ConsenSys Supplychain; Empowering supply chain with smart contracts.

Core components (backend services for dApps & platforms):
- Benefactory; Smart contracts for nonprofit foundations and donators.
- BlockApps; Full stack application platform.
- BTC Relay; Verify ETH transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain.
- INFURA; Provides the world with secure, stable, fault tolerant, and scalable Ethereum and IPFS nodes.
- LightWallet; HD wallet to store private keys encrypted in the browser to allow you to run Ethereum dapps even if you’re not running a local Ethereum node.
- MetaMask; Browser extension that enables access to web Dapps through browser.
- Nethereum; .Net integration library for Ethereum.
- ProvID; Know-Your-Customer address verification on Ethereum.
- Regis; Register, track and transfer the ownership of digital assets.
- RepSys; Reputation system that is embedded in Dapps including uPort.
- Stabl; Enables dApps to hold and manage stable smart contract values, protecting users from ETH price volatility.
- Truffle; Development framework written in Javascript ES6 to create, compile, deploy, and test dApps.
- uPort; Enabling self-sovereign identity and digital assets.
- ethereumjs-accounts; In-browser Javascript module for managing Ethereum accounts and signing transactions remotely, without a local RPC node.
- ethereumH; Haskell Ethereum Client is a secure, scalable gateway for dApps.
- ethereumJ: Java Ethereum Client hosts Java Virtual Machine who runs a fully-featured Ethereum node.

- Microsoft; Blockchain-as-a-Service (ETH BaaS) including developer tools Ether.Camp and BlockApps.
- TransActive Grid; Joint venture (with LO3 Energy) to provide business logic layer with real-time metering of local energy generation. Enables real-time purchase and sale of spot delivery, as well as futures and options on delivery, which can be traded on an open, decentralized energy trading exchange.
- CO-TRICITY; Partnership with Innogy Innovation aiming to create a market between homeowners who produce solar powered energy and local businesses.
- SingularDTV; Production and distribution platform, creating broadcast quality original film and television content.
- Ubuntu; Functionality such as Ethereum-verified Digital ID.

Non-profit affiliations:
- Smart Contracts Foundation (SCF); Organizations, companies, and others in the blockchain space which will define standardized frameworks and interoperability on various kinds of dApps.
- Ethereum Foundation (Stiftung Ethereum); Non-profit organization in Switzerland, to maintain specfications and protocols, and managing resources to build out the Ethereum and decentralized technology ecosystem.
- Cryptocurrency Research Group (CCRG); Cross-disciplinary research network focused on studying cryptocurrencies and other decentralized consensus technologies.
- Code to Inspire; Educating Afghan female students by improving their technical literacy and teaching them how to code so that they can find future employment as freelancers.

Founded by Martin Köppelmann who was also into predication analysis platforms Fairlay and Gnosis.

Offices in San Francisco, New York City, Dubai and London.

blockchain  Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Ecosystem  Venture_Capital  Investor_Relations  Fundraising  Switzerland  USA  UK  decentralization  development  Software  Software_Engineering  Programming  Accounting_Software  Organization  Application  Legal  Energy  Communication  community  NGO_NPO  events  Crowdfunding  SupplyChain  Storage  Database  Javascript  haskell  Education  Rural_Employment  Research  foundation  Innovation 
october 2017 by eocas
Ethereum for Everyone (Ethereum Public Blockchain; ETH not ETC)
Self-introductory post of Ethereum's blockchain-based platform and its ecosystems.

"Ethereum’s public blockchain has been specifically designed to be a decentralized application platform. This means that Ethereum can run apps that are similar to apps you might find on a computer or smartphone, but in a way that shares the blockchains unique ledger-like features. This means apps that can be decentralized, potentially owned by no company and no country, and yet globally accessible, secure, transparent, as well as many more incredible characteristics.
This is the building of a new economy, a "world computer", allowing a myriad of decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO).
It should not be frightening to people or governments, but in a way that should be thought of as innovative, streamlined, better, with exciting opportunities for business growth and information security, including a country’s most precious information. This is a technology that reflects a rising tide that lifts all boats.
It seems clear now that Ethereum is becoming a technological standard for a combined industry that will soon be worth trillions.
Examples of ecosystems growing out of Ethereum public blockchain:
- Mega uber supercomputing
- Fight counterfeiting
- Self-organizing company
- Network and secure intellectual property (uncencorable)
- Superior prediction
- Super auditing (records cannot be altered)
- Digitized perks and asset value (compatible with IoT and tokenize markets such as fiat currencies, premium memberships or gold)
- Fair bets (e.g. contract-based casino)
- Better loans and credit (P2P without middleman, global scope)
- Video game economy
- Banks and charity (e.g. United Nations funds for aid)
- Mobile text/payment/browsing (open global financing system)
- Asset management and investing (The complex economy emerging around Ethereum's ERC tokens may make it difficult to decide with which to invest, hold, secure, etc. Expert digital asset management are emerging to assist, creating services such as “index” funds to help)
- Empowering creators (ownership and control by the content creators, while at the same time novel, cost effective, ways for content creators to reach agreements with producers, directors, actors, crew and be able to define royalty and rights management in a way that is transparent and fair)
- Open world knowledge base (e.g. Wikipedia more accurate, uncensored, decentralized, and more detailed, by rewarding strong contributions and peer review.)
- Matchmaking (e.g. global job market or dating)
- Ad tokens (e.g. Brave web browser basic attention token)
- Internet of Things (share anything and be compensated)
Most other blockchains, such as Bitcoin (despite RSK Rootstock add-on), Dash, Monero, Litecoin, Ripple, are not Smart contract platforms, and therefore, are not competitors for such a market."

Startupinthecloud  Agrachina  Fashionmeetsorganic  blockchain  Economy  circulareconomy  Finance  Ecosystem  decentralization  Application  Platform  Security  Safety  Transparency  Automation  Organization  Innovation  network  Management  Investor_Relations  Creative  Knowledge  Marketing  Market_Report  Report  IoT 
october 2017 by eocas
Blockchain Investment Trends In Review
"The total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies hovers around $150B, Walmart and Pfizer have completed successful blockchain pilots in food safety and medicine tracking, and initial coin offerings (ICOs) have exploded in popularity, closing on $2B+ in funding in 2017 alone.

Politically, blockchain technology has fostered a renewed examination of today’s highly centralized web, and reignited conversations around currency and value, digital governance, and the fundamental structures and rails of our modern internet.

But how did we get here?

This report will explore how various forces have shaped the current blockchain landscape. Specifically, we’ll take a data-driven look at venture, corporate, and initial coin offering investment trends, and offer some insights into blockchain’s immediate future."


blockchain  Report  filetype:pdf  Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Finance  Investor_Relations  Technology  Ecosystem 
october 2017 by eocas
Spiral Dynamics – A Way of Understanding Human Nature
Intro (http://www.spiraldynamics.ua/Graves/colors.htm):
"The Spiral Dynamics model is derived from the original thinking of Dr. Clare W. Graves. He saw human nature emerges along a developmental path from one equilibrium state to the next. These can be viewed as stages wherein each layer adds new elements to all that came before; in turn, each stands in preparation for a next phase which may or may not come. Every "level of human existence" offers a particular viewing point for the real world as defined by its unique set of perceptual filters. These diverse reality views lead to very different decision-making approaches, organizing principles for business, economic and governance models, and ideas of what appropriate, effective living means."

"Graves identified what people seek out in life at each level of psychological existence as follows:

Level 1 BEIGE (A-N) existential: survival, biogenic needs satisfaction, reproduction, satisfy instinctive urges

Level 2 PURPLE (B-O) animistic: placate spirit realm; honour ancestors; protection from harm; family bonds

Level 3 RED (C-P) egocentric: power/action, asserting self to dominate others, control, sensory pleasure

Level 4 BLUE (D-Q) absolutistic: stability/order, obedience to earn reward later, meaning, purpose, certainty

Level 5 ORANGE (E-R) multiplistic: opportunity/success, competing to achieve results, influence, autonomy

Level 6 GREEN (F-S) relativistic: harmony/love, joining together for mutual growth, awareness, belonging

Level 7 YELLOW (G-T) systemic: independence/self-worth, fitting a living system, knowing, good questions

Level 8 TURQUOISE (H-U) still developing global community/life force; survival of life on a fragile Earth; consciousness"

A future generation of researchers of Grave's theory have applied it to become the core of their consulting business called NVC Consulting (http://spiraldynamics.org).

Grave's model differentiates with Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Myers-Briggs model.

Lifesnippets  Psychology  Analysis  Social_Networks  Sociology  Research  Thesis  Communication  community  Ecosystem  Humanitarian  Consultancy  Consulting 
october 2017 by eocas
NEM – Distributed Ledger Technology
"NEM is the world's first Smart Asset blockchain. Built from the ground up for enterprise-grade performance, NEM's blockchain technology delivers a world class platform for management of almost any kind of asset: currencies, supply chains, notarizations, ownership records and more. NEM’S power is exposed through a straightforward and secure developer interface so that you can deploy your blockchain solution in record time. Whether you are building the next best mobile app or bringing blockchain into your existing business infrastructure, NEM makes blockchain work for you.

NEM’s Smart Asset system allows anyone to completely customize how they use the NEM blockchain, with a robust set of features including domain-like namespaces and full on-blockchain Multi-signature control. Any application can access these features through NEM’s simple API allowing easy integration within mobile apps, existing business infrastructure or contract logic. The NEM public blockchain provides an open and self-scaling platform for developers.

Powered by the NEM.io Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in Singapore with members across the globe. The Foundation is dedicated to the ongoing development of NEM blockchain technology and the promotion of a vibrant ecosystem of NEM users and developers in governments, academia, industry, and the public at large."

blockchain  Legal  Ecosystem  Framework  Singapore  NGO_NPO  Finance  Software  Software_Engineering  Application  Security  Business_Advisory_relevant  Business_Model 
september 2017 by eocas
Smart contracts based on blockchain.

"Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration, hosted by The Linux Foundation, including leaders in finance, banking, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology."

import_simplenote  Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Blockchain  Linux  Collective  Collaboration  Standardization  Ecosystem  fintech  Industry  Technology  Finance  IoT  SupplyChain  Manufacturing  Business_Advisory_relevant  Business 
april 2017 by eocas
The Python Packaging Ecosystem - From Development to Deployment
Essay by core Python maintainer Nick Coghlan.


- My core software ecosystem design philosophy
- The key conundrum
- Platform management or plugin management?
- Where do we go next?
Sustainability and the bystander effect
Migrating PyPI to pypi.org
Making the presence of a compiler on end user systems optional
Bootstrapping dependency management tools on end user systems
Making the use of distutils and setuptools optional
Making PyPI security independent of SSL/TLS
Automating wheel creation

Python  Programming  Language  Management  Software  Software_Engineering  packaging  Ecosystem  Security  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  Linux 
september 2016 by eocas
YUCCA platform
"It is a cloud self-service platform enabling you to develop applications based on Internet of Things and Big Data. YUCCA allows you to:

• interconnect applications, social networks, systems and distributed objects;
• collect data and information, by processing and analysing them to develop end-to-end solutions"

Platform created by The SmartDataNet project which is the result of a tender launched by Piedmont Region in collaboration with CSI Piemonte. They want to foster open data heritage and smart objects to create the new digital ecosystem (in Italy and elsewhere).

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may 2016 by eocas
Why Docker and CoreOS’ split was predictable
On Docker's eco-system and potential future on the common strive to have a business model that creates healthy margins instead of being a commodity. HAG
Market  Report  Docker  Ecosystem  Sustainability  Business_Model  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
december 2014 by eocas

bundles : Startupinthecloud

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