Blockchain and unintended environmental costs

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Blockchain technology is just rising and its full wider adoption is yet a few years from now. However, could there be some unintended consequences of using Blockchain, more so on a wider scale?

Are smart contracts in their current form the ultimate?

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The term “smart” in smart contracts may well excite many readers to think they are the ultimate solutions. Perhaps you may think of smartphones and what they are capable of doing. You use smartphones to surf the net, send emails, watch movies, conduct zoom meetings, transact, take pictures and videos, learn, teach, and many other everyday conveniences. While that is smart indeed, does the same apply to blockchain’s smart contracts in their current form?

Are smart contracts really smart or not?

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A smart contract is a term familiar with blockchain technology. It sounds futuristic, exciting, and promising. The term was coined by a computer scientist in the 1990s even before the advent of blockchain as we know it today. It is simply a computer protocol, some lines of code that automatically execute a specified action, like releasing a payment, when certain conditions are fulfilled. But are smart contracts in their current form really smart?

Health Care on Hyper ledger, a perfect example

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The main challenges affecting health care institutions, especially ones where they have diverse clientele dotted in different locations is keeping trusted data in sync. With thousands of payments and claims to be made each day, they need a system that can quickly process, sync, minimize any serious errors, and provide an accurate record of trusted data.

Blockchain and conflict minerals

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African is well known for its mineral wealth many of which is rare, expensive, and in high demand. However, Africa is also well known for civil strife especially in areas where these minerals are found. One mineral that was recently classified as a conflict mineral is tantalum.

How Africa can immensely benefit from blockchain technology (part 3)

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In this article, we will discuss how Africa can still benefit in other areas such as credible voting.

How africa can immensely benefit from blockchain technology (part 2)

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This article will explore two specific examples in health/birth records and education, areas that can set African countries ahead in the right direction if blockchain technology was adopted.

How to deploy an application on Ethereum – Basics

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As you already know, ethereum is an open-source platform for application deployment. However, just how can you personally get involved and build an application that will eventually run on this block chain?

How Africa can immensely benefit from blockchain technology

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Of all the continents in the world, Africa seems to the least developed. With the coming of blockchain technology, most of these serious challenges can be solved or at least minimised if blockchain is adopted as soon as possible. But how does blockchain technology help with these challenges?

Blockchain is not a magic bullet for all application part 3

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In parts 1 and 2, we discussed a number of characteristics required for applications to consider before leveraging blockchain platform for efficiency and robustness. In this article, we round it up with three more criteria for blockchain use.