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News item: the Blockchain

More recently, the Internet has enabled the tremendous growth of crypto-currencies and intangible assets through the Blockchain. Developed since 2008, blockchain is primarily a technology for storing and transmitting information. This technology offers high standards of transparency and security because it operates without a central control body. In concrete terms, the blockchain allows its users – connected in a network – to share data without intermediaries.

The Internet is a worldwide computer network combining telecommunications resources and server computers, and operates using a common protocol that allows messages to be routed from one person to another, broken down into independent packets.

There are at least 4.2 billion Internet users, or 55% of the world’s population.

Also called the Web, the Internet is a real revolution in the means of communication and consumption. Always evolving, it allows today to communicate directly or indirectly, in real time, whatever the geographical area of its users.

Indirect communication is largely favored by the Internet:
The website can host any type of content, media, online blogs accessible by all (although it is understood that access to a website may be limited territorially by the extension of its domain name);
Streaming and replay;
Podcasting.

The Internet also allows direct communication, in particular via :
Electronic mail (email);
Instant messengers (e.g. WhatsApp)
Social networks (the most used being Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), which almost all have an integrated instant messaging system (Messenger for Facebook for example)
Videoconferencing (the Covid-19 crisis and the generalization of telecommuting have favored the growth of this practice)
Peer-to-peer file sharing

Consumption practices have also been disrupted with the arrival of the Internet and continue to evolve with technological advances. Online commerce, also known as “e-commerce”, is a common practice today. Almost all commercial companies are present on the Internet and practice online sales. This multiplies the distribution channels, which are no longer limited to points of sale with limited opening hours, but which operate twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

The ubiquity of the Internet makes its access almost indispensable in a globalized society. This, in fact, led the United Nations (UN) in 2016 to declare internet accessibility as a fundamental right in a resolution for the “promotion, protection and fulfillment of human rights on the internet.” In its resolution, the UN Human Rights Council states that it “unequivocally condemns measures aimed at deliberately preventing or disrupting access to or dissemination of information online.

If the Internet allows interconnection and the development of new commercial practices, it is also a vector of risk for its users, both companies and individuals. Indeed, if legal rules for the supervision of online practices emerge regularly, counterfeiting has exploded on the Internet.

The Bouchara firm assists you in particular in :

  • The drafting of your general conditions of sale ;
  • Setting up and securing your databases;
  • Protection and defense of your rights on the Internet.