Article: Deutsche Telekom Invests in Public Blockchain Network Celo

API, Money, Open Governance, Open Infrastructure

Deutsche Telekom Invests in Public Blockchain Network Celo

Deutsche Telekom is investing in the future of the decentralized financial economy – with a significant purchase of Celo’s native asset (CELO). Celo is an open-source blockchain ecosystem focused on making decentralized financial (DeFi) systems and tools accessible to anyone with a smartphone. Deutsche Telekom will be the first telecommunications company to join the global Celo Alliance for Prosperity.

“Our investment in CELO, combined with infrastructure operated by T-Systems, allows our company to take a strategic approach to participating in a public blockchain network. We are able to secure the Celo network with our investment and our own cloud infrastructure while facilitating user onboarding and use-case development on top of the Celo network,” says Adel Al-Saleh, Member of the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom AG and CEO of T-Systems.

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Article: The power of open source: why it underpins digital transformation

History, Innovation, Open Data, Open Space

The power of open source: why it underpins digital transformation

It’s not possible to go very far in IT without encountering the term “open source”. For non-IT people, open source is simply software for which the source code has been made freely available for modification and enhancement by anyone, with its creator waiving any rights to profit from its use by others.

Open source software is ubiquitous. Source code controls the computer programs and applications that our technology runs on, making it part of almost everything we do—from the cars we drive to the mobile phones we use.

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