In less than a month from now, probably on or around May 12, 2020, the rewards for mining Bitcoin will drop from 12.5 BTC per block (today) to 6.25 BTC afterwards. The so-called “Bitcoin halving” seems like a major event. But is it, really?
Searches for “Bitcoin halving” have never been so frequent — ever. There are hundreds of tweets and blog posts and media articles about the halving. And several countdowns are trying to approximate — to the second! — the remaining time before the event… Is all the excitement truly justified? I’m afraid not.
A daily-updated list of technology-based initiatives to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
All projects, products and initiatives listed here are trying to bring solutions to this global crisis. We can’t be sure that they will succeed, be effective against the pandemic, or really benefit the people. But at least they are possible ideas, showing that digital innovation is one of our best assets to tackle challenges and foster human progress.
Last update: April 5, 2020.
4/1/2020. Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing
PEPP-PT is a new initiative to provide standards, technology, and services to countries and developers in order to enable privacy-respectful tracing…