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Technology

The Decentralists – Hot Topix: X Marks The Spot

Why is the U.S. Military spying on smartphone users?

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Identity

The Decentralists – Epsiode 11: The Psychology of Identity with Dr. Agnieszka Rychwalska

People share so much about themselves online. Is this a result of some unchangeable human trait?

Or is Big Tech, forcing their users to divulge too much about themselves in order to make money from advertising? 

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Technology

The Gig is up

Instant convenience is all the rage but how convenient is it for gig-economy workers?

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Cryptocurrency

The Decentralists – Hot Topix: Crypto a No Go

2021 was a good year and a bad year for cryptocurrencies.

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Decentralization

DeFi ain’t so “De”

DeFi is a great idea but like many blockchain-based business models, it is still half-baked.

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Social

The Decentralists – Hot Topix: So long Jack…again

Jack Dorsey co-founder of Twitter recently announced that he was resigning as CEO of Twitter – again.

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Uncategorized

2021 – A Year to Forget

Spanish philosopher George Santayana reminds us that “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” I couldn’t agree more.

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Social

‘Twas the night before Christmas 2021

‘Twas the night before Christmas 2021

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Identity

Identity must be a Human Right

What if you don’t have any identity documents? What kind of life can you expect?

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Peer Stories

A.J.’s Story

An early Facebook adopter explains why he left — and why he seeks an alternative. I was a very early adopter of Facebook (2005-2006?). My then business partner’s daughter was…

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