There are many organizations competing to make the most out of the Internet of Things using LPWAN technology. At this point there is so much being said about the technology that I thought it would be best to write a guide establishing exactly what LPWAN is, what it can do, and how a few companies are actively pushing those limits.
I first joined the internet community in 2003 when I bought my first house. It was a dial-up connection back then. The technology was painfully slow, but I loved it. We were much more accepting before the days of broadband and raised expectations.
OK, that’s probably not actually going to happen. However, smart contracts, smart assets, and unique blockchain protocols like MXC are making it possible for contracts and agreements of many kinds to become self-enforcing. The time and expense saved by removing even the possibility of fighting for agreed contract rights could be the dawn of a whole new economic reality.
The Internet of Things (IoT) can only be as good as the connectivity that will host it. For better or worse, an average reader of this post likely deals with different devices that demand a variety of wireless networks on a daily basis. Personally, I instantly recall the countless times I’ve leeched off cafe WiFi, my bluetooth headset that keeps booting off my car’s connection, and my cellular data bills that somehow keeps getting larger...
As smart technologies become ubiquitous in every part of our lives – from personal devices to public infrastructures – the ever-expanding digital infrastructure poses ever-growing vulnerabilities.
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Remember those old Mac and Windows commercials? They depicted Mac as an easy going guy who could do what you needed without extra steps or baggage. Then came Windows. Windows was the corporate guy with red tape for just about everything.
With blockchain came a lot of potential. A decentralized currency, an irrefutable ledger, and tons of companies hoping to profit from the trend of releasing the "next greatest coin since Bitcoin." Each new cryptocurrency promised easy international transactions and a high level of security. Why is the Machine Exchange Coin (MXC) different?