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Blockchain Technologies: The Rise of Cryptocurrency

By Jairo Carbonell The blockchain is a public distributed ledger and it is revolutionizing the way we do finance by creating trust with emerging technologies. Bitcoin was the first major cryptocurrency that uses peer-to-peer transaction without the need of a central authority or banks. These transactions are verified by network nodes, documented, and then are packed into blocks that are sequentially ...

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Globalization: Making the World a Better Place for All

By: Jairo Carbonell Globalization is featured almost everywhere in my daily life. We learned in the video by Thomas Friedman that we are now living with globalization built around individuals. For example, I am a student employee with UMD’s Division of IT. Since the university has numerous multi-million dollar contracts ...

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