While blockchain is a widely discussed and accepted concept, there is hardly a direct and simplified definition of its fundamentals and applications. So what is blockchain?
UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS:
To put it simply, blockchain is just a modified database. While database stores all data collectively, blockchain segregates it into “blocks” that are then “chained” together. Each block has a specific capacity and when it is filled, another block is created and the two are linked together. This goes on for as long as there is data input, ensuring that all the data is systematically stored. Not just that, as soon as a block fills up, it imprints an exact timestamp in the system, thus making it incorruptible. Blockchain isn’t a modern concept, either. It was first conceptualized in 1982 by cryptographer David Chaum, who first introduced a blockchain-like protocol in his dissertation, “Computer Systems Established, Maintained, and Trusted by Mutually Suspicious Groups.
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the magazine
FLIPPING CARS WITH BLAZING STARS
In conversation with ROHIT SHETTY
Creative Stage V2 Soundbar review
SHOOTS FAST AND LASTS LONGER
Samsung F62 Review
Tech Launches This Month
Samsung launched the Galaxy F62 earlier this month at a competitive price point.
TWITTER VS THE POTUS: THE ENTIRE STORY
Twitter first suspended Donald Trump’s account in May 2020 when he claimed postal votes were fraudulent. Since then several significant incidents happened over last year including the death of Georgy Flyod, Black Lives Matter protest, riots in major cities, the expulsion of the central police forces in several states, etc.
WHATSAPP'S WANTS YOUR DATA AND IT'S NOT ASKING FOR PERMISSION
Facebook-owned popular instant messaging service Whatsapp is getting a lot of flack from Indian users, tech enthusiasts and other important official figures, since its last software update which, as per cybersecurity experts, removed the platform's earlier emphasis on Privacy and Security.
INFLUENCER OF THE MONTH
THE ARCHITECTURAL DRIVE HAMPI
A Six hour Drive from Bengaluru will take you back 600+ years in History
IN-GAME VEHICLES WE WISH WERE REAL
Videogames never fail to transport us to a world that is far beyond our reach, yet controllable by the tips of our fingers (quite literally). While open-world games offer a vast, new lifestyle to explore, they also give us a taste of some unique vehicles. Well, calling them vehicles would be an understatement as these perform so many more tasks than just commute, but they’re some uber-cool pieces of machinery nevertheless. That said, here are some of the coolest in-game vehicles that we would love to test-ride!
BEST VIDEO GAME FRANCHISES OVER THE YEARS
Ever since gaming has reached the digital age, there have spawned numerous titles and franchises across the globe. While some were just one-trick ponies or got lost in the sands of time, there were others who cemented their names in history as some of the best video games. These also led to the rise of multiple franchises, who have since gone on to become multibillion-dollar industries in themselves. Following is a list of such video game franchises who have only grown bigger as the years have passed:
Bitcoin: Fool's Gold or Digital Gold?
The past year has seen the Bitcoin vs Gold as a hedge investment debate hotting up. The price rally in cryptocurrency has led to a shift in sentiments, with many investors now finding it a viable investment.
IN NEVADA DESERT, A TECHNOLOGY FIRM AIMS TO BE A GOVERNMENT
In the Nevada desert, a cryptocurrency magnate hopes to turn dreams of a futuristic “smart city” into reality. To do that, he’s asking the state to let companies like his form local governments on land they own, which would grant them power over everything from schools to law enforcement.
Happy Hacking Pro Hybrid Type-S Keyboard
$337 for this beauty, but why?
PHISHING PLOY TARGETS COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION EFFORT
IBM security researchers say they have detected a cyber espionage effort using targeted phishing emails to try to collect vital information on the World Health Organization’s initiative for distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to developing countries.
IS QUANTUM COMPUTING A BUBBLE READY TO BURST?
Not only can quantum physics speed up computing, but it could also redefine how computers communicate and ensure that no one could ever hack them. That’s partly why the pace of quantum innovations has achieved a new urgency. But many experts can’t see the finish line, let alone know when we’ll get there.
IBM TO SPIN OFF $19B BUSINESS TO FOCUS ON CLOUD COMPUTING
IBM says it is breaking off a $19 billion chunk of its business to focus on cloud computing.
WEATHER CHANNEL APP TO CHANGE PRACTICES AFTER LA LAWSUIT
The operator of The Weather Channel mobile app has agreed to change how it informs users about its location-tracking practices and sale of personal data as part of a settlement with the Los Angeles city attorney’s office, officials.
Computer Scientist, artist, and founder, Algorithmic Justice League
SOCCER TEAMS TURNING TO VIRTUAL ‘FAN TOKENS' TO RAISE MONEY
Soccer clubs around Europe are increasingly turning to virtual “fan tokens” to raise money and enhance fan engagement.
REMOTE WORK WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AND THAT'S A GOOD THING
The home office you’ve occupied for months could be the wave of the future.