Digital Economy

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30+ Real Examples Of Blockchain Technology In Practice

While Bitcoin and cryptocurrency may have been the first widely known uses of blockchain technology, today, it’s far from the only one. In fact, blockchain is revolutionizing most every industry. Here are just a few of the practical examples of blockchain technology.<p><b>Entertainment</b><p>‌KickCity—Platform …

Blockchain

What 40 Years of Research Reveals About the Difference Between Disruptive and Radical Innovation

<i>“If you went to bed last night as an industrial company, you’re going to wake up this morning as a software and analytics company.” Jeff Immelt, former CEO of General Electric</i><p>The second wave of digitization is set to disrupt all spheres of economic life. As venture capital investor Marc Andreesen …

Innovation

What is blockchain and how is it used in Australian farming?

Blockchain is a term that might not currently mean a lot to farmers in Australia, but the technology could be about to revolutionise the transactions …

Blockchain

About AgriDigital

Emma Weston<p>Co-Founder & CEO<p>As co-founder and CEO at AgriDigital, Emma leads all aspects of the business’ strategy, stakeholder engagement, blockchain …

Project Management

Blockchain Is the Future, But It's Confusing. Here's an Explanation in Plain English

Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>You keep hearing the word and it isn't going away. You admit defeat of your lack of knowledge and find yourself Googling "What is …

Blockchain

Microsoft will pour $5 billion into IoT over 4 years, tripling prior spending

Microsoft announced today that it plans to invest $5 billion into various programs surrounding the internet of things (IoT) over the next four years, as part of its bid to make the deployment and use of internet-connected hardware easier for its business customers.<p>This commitment is a major …

Mining Bitcoin in the cloud is like renting a money printer and yes, it’s bizarre

Cloud mining, or remote cryptocurrency mining, is a contentious topic. Using a remote server to mine currency for you seems perfect for people who …

Qualcomm’s simulated 5G tests shows how fast real-world speeds could actually be

The future of internet is really, really fast<p>We’ve spent the last couple months hearing a lot about the kinds of speeds that 5G will theoretically be able to offer at its peak, but what about how the next-generation networks will work in actual, less than ideal real world conditions? That’s what …

Mobile

Digital transformation to contribute more than US$1 trillion to Asia Pacific GDP by 2021; AI is primary catalyst for further growth - Asia News Center

• <i>IDC study commissioned by Microsoft predicts that approximately 60% of Asia Pacific’s GDP will be derived from digital products or service by 2021.</i>• <i><br>By</i> …

Innovation

Why Does Internal Innovation Often Fail? 'Entrepreneur' Is Not The Same As 'Innovator'

Today I had a conversation with a client in which he spoke of the internal entrepreneurial groups in his well-established $3 billion company. He referred to these internal teams and their endeavors with pride numerous times. We were discussing why these innovators often failed.<p>Big, established …

What Is Blockchain?

Blockchain, the underlying technology that powers bitcoin, is one of the buzzwords of the past year. Practically everyone is talking about …

The Game-Changing Blockchain Announcement You Probably Missed Last Week

Blockchain's non-currency applications are beginning to gain steam.<p>The past year and change has truly been incredible for cryptocurrency investors. …

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, NEM, NEO, EOS: Price Analysis, February 2, 2018

<i>The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment</i> …

Cryptocurrency

Today’s challenges are tomorrow’s opportunities

Today the world is characterised by intense disruption and change, but it’s not necessarily all about what’s around the corner. When I speak with …

How to tame the tech titans

NOT long ago, being the boss of a big Western tech firm was a dream job. As the billions rolled in, so did the plaudits: Google, Facebook, Amazon and …

South Sudan

How To Participate In The Blockchain Infrastructure

The Wall Street Journal has stated that Blockchain as a "distributed ledger technology" is a "trusted way to track the ownership of assets without …

Apple brings its ‘Everyone Can Code’ course to new countries

Apple today announced that it is expanding its “Everyone Can Code” initiative to 70 colleges and universities in Europe, bringing its syllabus focused on app-making with Swift to more users outside of the U.S.<p>The expansion covers educational institutes in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, …

Tim Cook

5G to AR: Here are 7 technologies to watch in 2018

Blistering fast wireless networks, digital assistants that are, well, everywhere, and a coming out bash for augmented reality.<p>These and other technologies mentioned here, some of which are already familiar but really just getting started, are worth keeping an eye on in 2018. And not just these. You …

Augmented Reality

These are the two books that are helping Xi Jinping understand AI

China’s president Xi Jinping is an avid reader. He peppers his speeches with quotes from his favorite writers, including Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo, and Paulo Coelho. His annual New Year’s Day greetings offers a rare look into the secrets of his office bookshelf—something Chinese netizens …

Artificial Intelligence

7 Investors Who Put Millions Into Cryptocurrency

Learn from these Bitcoin millionaires.<p>If you're looking for advice about cryptocurrencies, the most important voices to follow come from those who have put their money where their mouth is. Investors who have poured large sums into bitcoin, ethereum and other blockchain-backed currencies aren't …

Cryptocurrency

The cost of bitcoin payments is skyrocketing because the network is totally overloaded

That's because as bitcoin has soared in popularity it's become too expensive to use in small transactions.<p>The problem came to a head in early December, when Steam, the popular downloadable video game store, announced it would stop accepting bitcoin payments for games, citing the currency's …

Financial technology startups emerged as serious challengers to financial services in 2017

All the attention in financial services this year has gone to the newest kids on the block: cryptocurrencies. With bitcoin now eclipsing $15,000 and Coinbase adding more than 300,000 users in one week alone, it’s easy to see why.<p>While cryptocurrencies stole the spotlight, a clutch of companies were …

Financial Services

The relentless, unstoppable force that spooked Murdoch and Lowy

The enormous deals signify the end of an era. But they were also fitting because 2017 was a year when technological disruption (a buzzword that is …

General Electric

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

The electricity used to mine bitcoin this year is bigger than the annual usage of 159 countries

LONDON — The amount of energy used by computers "mining" bitcoin so far this year is greater than the annual usage of almost 160 countries, according to new research.<p>Research by energy tariff comparison service PowerCompare.co.uk shows that the amount of energy expended mining bitcoin globally has …

4 Essential Innovation Skills That Anybody Can Master

Great innovators aren't prima donnas or glory seekers. They are problem solvers.<p>I spent the majority of my adult life managing organizations and I always felt enormous pressure to innovate, but whenever I went looking for guidance, what I found was a confused jumble. Disruptive innovation, design …

Innovation

The legal quagmire of creativity in artificial intelligence

AI holds the promise to solve problems beyond the scope of human imagination. But if an AI can create, who owns its work?

AI won’t peak at human intelligence

Over the past few years, AI has dominated news cycles and captured the imagination of entrepreneurs, investors, and consumers alike. We can see the potential: self-driving transportation on-demand, robotic assistants in the home, and Amazon Echo version 14.0 to do things the human mind could never …