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Ask a few dozen random people about the things they cannot live without and many will immediately respond, “my smartphone!” Who would have thought that an invention could scale so quickly and become an inseparable part of our daily lives? In just over 10 years the mainstream adoption of smartphones has increased to a point that many are solely reliant on their device for news, weather, social media, hotel or restaurant reservations, online shopping, playing…

While the term “sharing economy” first started to appear in the early 2000s, services such as Airbnb, Uber, and Lyft have dramatically increased the popularity of peer-to-peer service delivery over the last ten years. Also referred to as “collaborative consumption”, the sharing economy has successfully harnessed technology to allow individuals to market tangible and intangible personal resources — like an extra room, office space, or a ride — at scale. But as cool and innovative as these sharing economy…

Each year, each month, each week, the popularity of decentralized applications and software programs continues to increase. In the future many hope that a shift to censorship-resistant and decentralized internet will counteract large tech companies, whose censorship and surveillance serves to suffocate competition and destroy privacy. A pioneering force of decentralization was the creation of Bitcoin in 2009. Satoshi Nakamoto created the first ever “Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”with the aim of taking the control of money…