Clouds under the roof: How technology empowered the world with crypto and NFTs 

We save our photos in the clouds and store our files somewhere that tech companies convinced us to be somewhere above every eye. Or maybe we got the argument wrong?

Even though many people think the famous Clouds are above the arch of the skies, they are simply computer servers under a … roof. Those servers can be in any country and city, where well-equipped spaces work day and night to keep our online data safe and available at any time. In other words, the clouds are just another computer. But how did technology companies succeed to prove us that it’s better to keep moving our data from our computers to another computer that doesn’t belong to us?

For beginners, let’s mention that storing any data in clouds, brings some dependence, meaning that you need to have the internet to get access. Luckily, remembering to turn on your option to sync those files, will make sure you can always have them, even without the internet. However, there are some limitations, such as making changes and saving those edits. Despite those small limitations, the cloud system has empowered a lot of industries, going far beyond personal use and becoming a main contributor to many tech advancements, from crypto to NFTs.

The New Era of Gaming

Games have always intrigued us thanks to their big potential for entertainment and community building. The new era of gaming, however, is slightly different from what we used to have several decades ago. That new era has been built by the power of technology and, of course, the contribution of cloud systems.

As an example of an interesting transformation, we can take the growth of casino online games. It is not a secret that these variants are the new face of old and famous casino gaming, with more accessibility and variety. On the flip side of the coin is the huge amount of data online gaming and gambling platforms may have to deal with. 

Today, cloud computing helps those platforms to handle extensive data a big part of which can be sensitive, related to personal and financial information. With this being said, cloud security is not only up to the service providers but also those platforms, hence gaming fans have to always make sure they are playing on reliable platforms which keeps necessary safety measures. 

Beyond the Physical: The Rise of Digital Ownership with NFTs

Collecting things gives us a sense of satisfaction. Stamps, baseball cards, vintage toys… there is something unique about owning a piece of something you love. Well, the digital age has given that concept a futuristic makeover with NFTs. Think of them as unique ‘certificates of ownership’ that exist on the blockchain (a secure digital ledger). But the twist is, the thing you own might never grace your living room! Here’s how NFTs are changing the game:

  • The Digital Art Revolution: Remember the Beeple artwork that sold for over $60 million at Christie’s?That was an NFT! Suddenly, artists have a way to sell original digital creations with verifiable scarcity and ownership rights. This has created a whole new market for collectors, just like in the traditional art world.
  • Collectibles 2.0: From virtual trading cards of NBA stars (check out NBA Top Shot) to exclusive in-game items in titles like Axie Infinity, NFTs create new opportunities for fans to own and trade digital assets, fostering a sense of community and bragging rights, just like owning a rare Pokémon card.
  • Beyond Hype: Questions Remain: Like any emerging market, the NFT space has its share of volatility. Plus, the environmental impact of certain blockchains is a real concern. But the underlying technology holds potential, just like how email paved the way for more complex online interactions. Think of NFTs possibly being used for secure ticketing at major events, or even verifying the authenticity of luxury goods – the applications are still evolving!

Cloud Gaming: The Future of Play?

Get ready for a gaming experience that breaks free from bulky consoles or pricey PC machines! Cloud gaming is like the Netflix of the gaming world, so instead of buying and downloading games, they’re streamed to your device over the internet. This means you could potentially play graphically demanding titles like Cyberpunk 2077 on your smartphone while waiting for the bus! Here’s why cloud gaming is exciting (and why it’s not quite ready for primetime):

  • Hardware that is not always necessary: Don’t get this wrong, hardware is always important for computing and digital activities, but today’s offerings from gaming platforms reduce the need for purchasing the new Xbox or PlayStation. With cloud gaming, all the processing happens on powerful remote servers, meaning even your old laptop could run the latest games… assuming you have a reliable internet connection.
  • Play Anywhere, Anytime: Forget lugging your gaming setup around. With services like Google Stadia and Xbox Cloud Gaming, your game saves follow you. Start playing on your TV, and seamlessly pick up where you left off on your phone during your commute – it’s a gamer’s dream!
  • The Latency Issue: Cloud gaming is only as good as your internet speed. Ever tried playing an online shooter with a laggy connection? It’s not fun. Cloud gaming needs super-fast, low-latency infrastructure to truly compete with the instant response of a local console.

These are only a few examples of how cloud systems changed the way we have digital activities and even replaced real-life collections with NFTs. More can be expected in the future where artificial intelligence will open up new doors and possibilities.


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