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By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration

The world bank recently published its ten principles on identification in context of the growing awareness of the need for more inclusive. For the estimated 1.5 billion people in developing countries who lack proof of identity (World Bank data, 2016)... Read More

All You Wanted To Know About Bitcoin

The team behind Bitcoin Play, is looking at the last 10 years of bitcoin and produced a very nice and informative infographic “62 insane facts about bitcoin”. It all started with the release of the Bitcoin Whitepaper in 2007, which describes Bitcoin,... Read More

Introduction to Blockstack

An interesting blockchain based solution to watch is Blockstack. Blockstack is a new internet for decentralized apps. A very good and easy to read overview is given in their Blockstack Overview document. Blockstack aims to accelerate and facilitate t... Read More

Amazon wants to let strangers into your home

The following Email Newsletter by Product Hunt caught my attention this morning. I you like the move or not it’s just a brilliant chess move again by Amazon. This morning Bezos and team announced Amazon Key, an in-home camera and smart lock. As expec... Read More

Now anyone can explore machine learning, no coding required

I like Google for their approach, how they introduce new technology concepts for freshmen. A good example is the teachablemachine, an interactive machine learning experiment. As they state 'From helping you find your favorite dog photos, to helping f... Read More

Google Cloud and GDPR

Being personally involved in GDPR projects, it’s always interesting to understand how different organisation are tackling this rather complex regulatory obligations. A good example to learn from is Google, which provides  clear guidelines and explana... Read More

Blockchain 101 - A Visual Demo

This is a very basic visual introduction to the concepts behind a blockchain. Andres Brownworth introduces the idea of an immutable ledger using an interactive web demo. If you are interested in playing with this on your own, it is available online a... Read More

Event-Driven Architecture Is the Wave of the Future

Event-Driven Architecture (EDA) is the latest step in the evolution of microservices and serverless technologies. The recent Emit Conference on Event-Driven Architecture held in San Francisco provided a place for cutting-edge geeks to learn about thi... Read More

Java for Beginners #2 - Maven Primer and Understanding API's

The Table of Content of all sessions you can find here. In this lesson, we complete the project preparation steps for our Football App and introduce the concepts of a RESTful API,  the Application Programming Interface we use to get football data fro... Read More

Java for Beginners #1 - Prepare an IntelliJ Maven Project

The Table of Content of all sessions you can find here. In this first session we create a Maven Project in the IntelliJ Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and configure some aspects of the tool, which helps us in our future development work. Th... Read More