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Decentralise, distribute, democratise — what is Web3?

Web3 has become a notable topic in the technology world over the past year. With interest in the concept showing no signs of slowing, we must return to the basics: what exactly is Web3? The internet has evolved significantly since its initial creation the late 1990s. Supposedly, Web3 is the incoming generation of the internet, …

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Battery-powered trains: The future of railway transport

In the last year, there has been a major push towards decarbonising railway transport. Across the globe, the increasingly pressing concerns of humanity’s detrimental effect on climate change has led to a sort of green revolution in masses of industries. In the transport, energy and resource sectors, companies have been declaring sustainability goals and investing …

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The Middle East’s green energy transition is underway

Saudi Arabia’s planned smart city Neom, expected to be home to one million people, is set to issue its first tenders for a renewables power grid later this year. The move underscores the gathering green energy transition taking shape in Middle East countries, as they seek to shift away from their longstanding dependence on oil …

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The rise of cryptocurrency crime and what it means for regulation

While cryptocurrencies continue rising in popularity among retail investors, so too has the rise in crypto-related fraud continued to rise at an even faster pace. According to data by Pinsent Masons, 2021 is the fourth consecutive year that reports of cryptocurrency fraud have seen an increase of more than 100% year on year. In the UK, …

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Crypto Regulation needs to uphold the value of decentralization

Following China’s decision to make cryptocurrency transactions illegal, the West needs to think carefully about its own approach to crypto regulation. Crucially, this moment could represent an opportunity for the West to lead the crypto-sphere – but this can only be achieved with the right kind regulation. What might this look like? Last month, Gary …

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Blockchain hasn’t lived up to its potential yet—here’s why

Say the word ‘blockchain’ and most will think of Elon Musk and Dogecoin, or the NFT craze that swept the internet, churning out fan tokens and capitalising on noughties memes. But these are just distractions to the real power of blockchain. At its core a decentralized public ledger system, the technology within will fundamentally alter …

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