Next November 5th the researcher and professor Antonio Fernández Anta will receive the ARITMEL Award, one of the four National Computer Science Awards jointly granted by the Spanish Computer Science Association (SCIE) and the BBVA Foundation. Due to this award, we’ve asked him about some aspects of his professional career.
Blockchains and distributed ledgers
The researcher and professor Antonio Fernández Anta has received the Aritmel Award, one of the four National Computer Science Awards jointly granted by the Spanish Computer Science Association (SCIE) and the BBVA Foundation.
There are currently millions of heavily underutilized devices in the World. The storage, networking, sensing and computational power of laptops, smartphones, routers or base stations grows with each new version and product release. Why not put all those extra gigabytes of memory and those powerful processing units to work collaboratively and expand the services available to all of us?
Blockchain is an emerging technology first used for digital currency transactions in Bitcoin. Thanks to emerging blockchain platforms, it is now recognized as a more general-purpose technology - a kind of distributed database and computational platform with great potential as it can be used across many industries.
How will Internet be and how will it work a quarter of a century from now? To answer this question, Efe interviewed Spanish engineer Gonzalo Camarillo, the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society–ISOC, who tells us that by 2040, the Internet will be increasingly decentralized, intelligent, autonomous, automatic and omnipresent.