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ASPIRA’S STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN THE BLOCKSPLIT CONFERENCE

Students in the first and second years of Aspira’s computer science study programme took part in Split’s BlockSplit conference. They returned with a wealth of impressions, summarising the conference’s most captivating features.

“Why Croatia Is Becoming the Place to Register a Crypto Business in the EU”

The conference covered the main elements—the informational landscape, the ease of access for startups, and the legislative framework—that make Croatia a desirable location for cryptocurrency businesses operating within the EU.

Speaking at the conference, Speaker Danny Santo commended Croatia for having a progressive legal framework that provides a strong base for the cryptocurrency industry. This framework includes incentives for innovation, transparent tax laws, and clear regulations on digital assets. It was also mentioned how much information is readily available in Croatia regarding the operational and regulatory aspects of the cryptocurrency industry, which helps new businesses by lowering uncertainty.

“Privacy and Property: What Is Privacy in a Digital Age?”

The evolution of privacy in the digital world was covered at the conference, along with topics like the role of blockchain technology, the potential of AI, the decreased concern for online privacy, and cutting-edge strategies like smart contracts and zero-knowledge proofs.

Glen Wayl made the observation that people are less concerned about their privacy online than they are offline, which has significant ramifications for managing personal data. Digital interactions have made privacy invasions more commonplace, which has led to a loss of identity and personal autonomy.

With a focus on automatic identifiers and adaptive privacy settings that change based on user behavior, artificial intelligence is offered as a solution to privacy issues.

Sam Richards talked about blockchain technology, which guarantees data transparency and integrity but lacks secrecy in circumstances where privacy protection is necessary, like voting. Without the need for intermediaries, smart contracts automate agreements, and CPCs allow claims to be validated without disclosing further details.

Taiwan’s digital minister Audrey Tang brought up ID-wallets and Web3 technology, which give users control over their personal data and enable participation in digital activities without excessive information disclosure. Web3 gives users the ability to safely manage their digital identities.

“DAOs and Dramas”

Doo Wan Nam gave a presentation at the conference on the intricacy of decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), as well as the opportunities and problems they present. He talked about the advantages and disadvantages of the “drama” surrounding DAOs as well as how his business, StableLab, assists in setting them up and managing them.

Dramatic circumstances abound in DAOs, ranging from internal disputes to technological difficulties. Disagreements may arise because DAOs are decentralized and all members have the ability to vote, but this is what makes them special.

He made us aware of the drawbacks of the DAO, such as the fact that it can be slow to reach consensus and hence slow down decision-making. The absence of centralized authority makes it challenging to swiftly settle disputes and issues. The efficacy and stability of DAOs are severely hampered by the security concerns and technological difficulties inherent in blockchain technology.

DAOs have the least amount of testing among governance models, so even with their flaws, there is a lot of room for development and advancement as these models continue to grow.

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