Chronicle of Higher Education: Will Blockchain Revolutionize Scholarly Journal Publishing?

Chronicle of Higher Education: Will Blockchain Revolutionize Scholarly Journal Publishing?. “Since the 1990s, some academic netizens have predicted that open access will upend scholarly journal publishing, yet an oligopoly still dominates the $25-billion industry. Orvium, a European start-up, recently joined those taking on the giant players. It offers a publishing and business plan based on blockchain — a coding structure that embeds origins and changes within a file. The format will allow for open-access or other licensing models to be determined by each client journal’s editors. The company’s ultimate objective is ‘to be the leading publication platform for the research community while returning the benefits of science to society.'”

‘Life after Google’: Expert predicts what will come next after tech giants fall (Yahoo News)

Yahoo News: ‘Life after Google’: Expert predicts what will come next after tech giants fall. “An expert who foresaw the rise of the smartphone and wearable technology in a visionary 1990 book has now predicted the fall of tech giants such as Google. George Gilder, an economist, speech writer and venture capitalist claims that new technologies such as blockchain could bring about the end of today’s vast tech monopolies.”

MakeUseOf: The 12 Best Udemy Courses for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

MakeUseOf: The 12 Best Udemy Courses for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. “It doesn’t matter whether you’re a cryptocurrency newbie or a blockchain expert, there’s always something new to learn. Udemy courses are one of the best ways to grow your knowledge in any area, and crypto is no different. If you’d like to expand your horizons, check out these 12 Udemy courses for blockchain and cryptocurrency.”

The Next Web: Google releases tools for probing Ethereum’s blockchain

The Next Web: Google releases tools for probing Ethereum’s blockchain. “Google has provided users with a new avenue for directly interacting with Ethereum data. Services already exist that show information about wallet addresses and transactions, but until now, investigating the full breadth of data stored on the blockchain has been a cumbersome process. BigQuery can also connect directly with the Parity client.”

Engadget: The weird, wild and expensive world of blockchain art

Engadget: The weird, wild and expensive world of blockchain art. “Is it still shocking in 2018 to see someone drop more than $50,000 on a digital playing card? Well, that’s what happened when Gods Unchained, a blockchain-based digital card game, wrapped an auction on its rarest card to date: the Hyperion Mythic card. It sold for 146.279 ETH, which was worth about $54,000 at the time. If that doesn’t shock you, how about the fact that a digital trading card of Elon Musk is currently on auction for about the same price?”

American Libraries: Free webinar on blockchain for libraries

American Libraries: Free webinar on blockchain for libraries. “The Blockchain National Forum, held at San José State University iSchool in Summer 2018, brought together experts in the information professions, business, government, and urban planning to develop recommendations on the future uses of blockchain technology within the information professions.”