Erik Vlugt

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Here's Why Blockchain Is Still Years Away From Being Relevant

While revolutionary, blockchain still has a lot to prove before it's a needle mover.<p>In 2017, cryptocurrencies delivered what may go down as the …

Blockchain

Crypto Industry Officially Recognized in South Korea

Crypto Industry Officially Recognized in South Korea<p>South Korea’s government officially recognized for the first time the crypto industry, releasing …

Cryptocurrency

Microsoft is deploying what could become one of the biggest enterprise blockchains

Even as blockchain mania is in some cases being replaced by blockchain skepticism, projects using the distributed ledger technology are still being rolled out. One of the latest is a partnership between consulting firm EY and technology giant Microsoft.<p>The companies say the network, initially to be …

Blockchain

VR porn will never take off until it solves these 3 problems

Virtual reality porn should be a phenomenon. It's the steamy videos you're used to writ large: Rather than being a mere window on the action, VR …

Virtual Reality

IBM Computer Debates Human, Wins

An IBM computer can now debate humans — and win — giving artificial intelligence one-up in the power of persuasion, <b>CNET reported</b>.<p>It all went down on …

The Blockchain of Things

Blockchain will vitalize our future machine-connected world, but the technology is also likely to advance robot autonomy before our laws can catch up …

Trial of ‘Lightning Fast’ Protocol That Can Handle 60,000 Transactions Per Second Has Begun

sponsoredA blockchain-based digital asset exchange network has begun trialing a protocol which offers “unprecedented” speeds of more than 60,000 …

Blockchain

What Is a Sex Robot, and How Will It Affect Our Relationships?

The most jaw-droppingly realistic, AI-powered sex robots are now available for men -- and will soon be an option for women. Here's what experts on …

Robotics

These shapeshifting bots can walk, fold, and catch things

MIT researchers created a 3D-printed bot that is flexible enough to be manipulated by magnets. It can crawl, roll, and play catch. They hope to use …

The House Unanimously Passed a Bill to Make Child Sex Robots Illegal

Dan Donovan’s “Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots,” or CREEPER Act, has good intentions—but it’s vague and largely unsupported by strong evidence.<p>Wednesday, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that aims to ban the importation and transportation of child …

This is what happens in an internet minute in 2018

In your everyday life, a minute might not seem like much.<p>But when it comes to the vast scale of the internet, a minute of time goes much further than …

Human-like AI robots will turn down sex 'if they're not in the mood'

AI sex robots will turn down steamy encounters 'if they're not in the mood' or are being treated with disrespect, claims inventor<p>Dr Sergi Santos is …

Why smart contracts still need human logic

<i>Smart contracts automate the execution of simple agreements, but what happens when mistakes in code are made and transactions need to be altered or</i> …

'Ethiek wordt een ontwerpopgave' | ABD Blad

‘Techniekfilosoof’ Jeroen van den Hoven was een van de hoofdsprekers op het ABD-symposium<p>Ethiek moet onderdeel zijn van innovatie, juist bij …

Hybrid Blockchain: The Best of Both Chains

By David Freuden. Blockchain Advisor A Google search with the words ‘hybrid blockchain’ yields roughly 756,000 search results. This isn’t many when …

In Case You Are Wondering, Sex With Robots May Not Be Healthy

Want to have sex with no strings attached? How about sex with wires attached (or at least wires involved)? Sex robots (or so-called sexbots) are not just coming, they are already here. But is this a good or a bad thing, asks a new editorial in <i>BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health</i>, entitled “I, Sex …

Child Abuse

The Principles of Service Design Thinking - Building Better Services

Service design is all about taking a service and making it meet the user’s and customer’s needs for that service. It can be used to improve an …

UX Design

Essential Design Thinking Videos and Methods

<i>The following resources are recommended in order to assist you to better understand Design Thinking. These resources, videos, and tools should be</i> …

A Beginner’s Guide to Blockchain Programming

I had a lot of questions on my quest to understand how Blockchain works. The important one was <b>“How do I build applications on it?”</b>. It took a few …

The Silver Bullet For Blockchain's Biggest Weakness Is Arriving Later This Year

Scalability has been the Achilles heel of blockchains over the past decade. Bitcoin (BTC-USD), Ethereum (ETH-USD), and most altcoins struggle to …

Here’s how much it costs to launch a 51% attack on PoW cryptocurrencies

Repeated 51 percent attacks on proof-of-work (PoW) cryptocurrencies have triggered a critical dialogue about the security of blockchain networks. Last week, a researcher showed that a cryptocurrency worth $2 billion can be hacked profitably with as little as $1.5 million. One cryptocurrency …

'Layer 2' Blockchain Tech Is an Even Bigger Deal Than You Think

<i>Michael J. Casey is chairman of CoinDesk's advisory board and a senior advisor of blockchain research at MIT's Digital Currency Initiative.</i><p><i>The</i> …

The BS and the science of nanotechnology

In case you missed it, Elon Musk called BS on the field of nanotechnology last week. The ensuing Twitter spat was admittedly rather small on the …

The Marshall Islands replaces the US dollar with its own cryptocurrency

The Marshall Islands made its own cryptocurrency, doing away with the US dollar. The government has signed the change into law, making the “sovereign” its new official cryptocurrency, as spotted by CNBC Africa cryptocurrency trader host Ran Neuner on Twitter yesterday.<p>The bill was signed into …

Sick of Passwords? Here's How Blockchain Can Help, and Enhance Cybersecurity, to Boot.

The blockchain revolution includes white hat hackers banding together and the promise of no more passwords.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Financial institutions, credit agencies, major corporations and small businesses are all in the news on a regular basis …

Finnish university's online AI course is open to everyone

Helsinki University in Finland has launched a course on artificial intelligence -- one that's completely free and open to everyone around the world. Unlike Carnegie Mellon's new undergrad degree in AI, which the institution created to train future experts in the field, Helsinki's offering is more …

Scandinavian Start-Up To Track World’s Shipping Containers Through Blockchain

A start-up led by seasoned professionals in the shipping industry is creating a Blockchain-driven platform which, for the first time, will provide a …

Pornhub starts accepting cryptocurrency

So you can be extra incognito<p>Pornhub has started accepting cryptocurrency as a payment option, the company announced today. The site now accepts Verge cryptocurrency (no relation to <i>The Verge)</i>, a rebranded version of Dogecoindark, which split off from the original meme coin, Dogecoin, in 2014. Now, …

Cryptocurrency

Warning that sex robots could ‘change humanity forever’ thanks to ‘too easy’ sex

Sex with robots might not be quite as simple as plugging the machine into the mains, then making love to its lifeless plastic body in a frenzy of …