What are Smart Contracts? Use Cases and Examples

Smart Contracts

Smart contracts are an important part of most blockchain-based ecosystems, and the most important element of application-focused blockchains, such as Ethereum. These smart contracts are programs that run on blockchains. For instance, an Ethereum contract will run on the Ethereum blockchain. Smart contracts are digital, autonomous, transparent, trustless, and decentralized — and these contracts normally can not be modified or altered once deployed. One of the advantages of smart contracts include reducing or sometimes removing intermediaries and contract enforcement in a transaction or an agreement. With smart contracts, the code…

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New Amazon gadget gives Alexa the ability to monitor air quality

Amazon gadget - Alexa device

With everything from carbon emissions to wildfires impacting what we breathe, the device is on the watch. One of the newest additions to the Amazon gadget list will now be providing consumers with the opportunity to keep an eye on their air quality. Tech companies have been watching the consumer trend that includes watching air quality. This is a concern being voiced by a growing number of consumers. The Amazon gadget addresses an issue that people are thinking about on an increasing basis, and often for good reason. Many tech…

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