Jamie Riddell

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Ex-Denver Post Journalists Launch New Media Venture on the Blockchain

Things have been rocky at the <i>Denver Post</i> lately.<p>The Colorado news outlet is in full revolt mode after frustrated journalists publicly blasted the …

The Blockchain: A Love Story—And a Horror Story

One day in the spring of 2010, Kathleen McCaffrey, a sophomore at New York University, received an invitation from a stranger named Arthur Breitman. …

Cryptocurrency

Bancor launches blockchain platform in Kenya to enable community currencies

Cryptocurrency platform Bancor announced today that it will launch a new blockchain service in Kenya as part of a financial system designed to help alleviate poverty.<p>The service will facilitate the creation of “community currencies” to boost local commerce and peer-to-peer collaboration. A …

Blockchain

Blockchain technology could be the great equalizer for American cities

The city of Austin is currently piloting a program in which its 2,000 homeless residents will be given a unique identifier that’s safely and securely recorded on the blockchain. This identifier will help individuals consolidate their records and seek out crucial services. Service providers will …

Nick Mason Announces Solo Box Set, 'Unattended Luggage'

Former Pink Floyd drummer will release a three-disc collection before tribute tour.Continue reading…

Wysh launches its AI and human-powered concierge service after 2 years in stealth mode

Chatbots continue to be the first line of offense for AI-powered apps. Facebook recently announced that it has over 300,000 business bots on its Messenger platform, and the growth of conversational user interfaces isn’t slowing.<p>But most of these bots aren’t using AI at all. Even with today’s …

Blockchain is Ten Times More Valuable Than The Internet

China CCTV: Blockchain is the second era of the internet, a machine that produces trust, and a technology 10 times more valuable than the …

How Blockchain Technology Can Save The IRS

According to a previously undisclosed Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) document, the IRS plans to spend $291 million updating 140 computer systems to help it implement the new tax law. Those information-technology costs and other back-office operations will consume more than 90% of the money …

BMW, GM, IBM & Accenture Launch Blockchain Initiative Focused On Automotive Applications

A consortium of tech and automotive companies have launched a new blockchain initiative dubbed the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, or MOBI …

Crypto start-up Ripple donates $50 million to top universities to boost blockchain adoption

Widely followed cryptocurrency start-up Ripple is shelling out millions to some top universities to speed up adoption of blockchain technology.<p>The …

The SEC Just Appointed Its First-Ever Crypto Czar

One of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's leading officials on cryptocurrency and token sales has been named to a new senior advisory …

Blockchain Technology: Five Obstacles To Mainstream Adoption

I’m a strong believer in the potential of blockchain technologies. The concept of providing trust using a distributed network rather than a central authority is compelling and has the potential to bring benefits to finance, digital rights management, voting systems, supply chain management, and …

Blockchain

Abu Dhabi Ports Launches First Domestic Blockchain Solution for Logistics

Abu Dhabi is introducing blockchain tech into its shipping and logistics industry through Maqta Gateway.Maqta Gateway LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary …

Global Blockchain to Spearhead Development of Digital Wallet for Playboy Enterprises

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- <b>GLOBAL BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGIES CORP.</b> (CSE: BLOC, BLOC.CN, BLOC.CNX) (FSE:BWSP) …

What Is The Future Of Blockchain For Ad Fraud? Six Entrepreneurs Weigh In

There has been a lot of buzz about blockchain and what it can and cannot do. While it has revolutionized some transactions, its future still feels a bit uncertain for some entrepreneurs. What will it be capable of doing and how will that affect consumers in the long run?<p>We asked members of the …

Chinese President Xi Jinping calls blockchain a 'breakthrough' technology

Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a speech this week that blockchain — the technology underlying bitcoin — has "breakthrough" applications.<p>"A new …

How blockchain could improve election transparency

By Kevin C. Desouza, Kiran Kabtta SomvanshiThe use of blockchain in the public sector reached another milestone this month when West Virginia became …

Graph Blockchain Receives First Payment From IBM

TORONTO, May 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Datametrex AI Limited (the “<b>Company</b>” or “<b>Datametrex</b>”) (TSXV:DM), (FSE:D4G) is pleased to announce its JV …

Chinese Ride Hailing Giant Didi Chuxing to Launch a Blockchain Uber

.Weixing Chen, co-founder of the Didi Chuxing ride-hailing company, one of the largest technology startups in the global market, is partnering with …

CryptoCup brings soccer predictions to the World Cup

From CryptoKitties to game portals and gaming rewards to in-game items, distributed ledger technologies are making their way through the gaming industry.<p>CryptoCup — a World Cup prediction game built on blockchain technology — has officially launched its betting platform, just in time for the 2018 …

Facebook Marketplace expands into home services

Facebook is entering the home services market. Starting today, U.S. Facebook users browsing the Facebook Marketplace will be able to search thousands of home service professionals through a new feature that helps users locate top-rated and vetted professionals like house cleaners, plumbers, …

Why The Who’s ‘Tommy’ Remains A Masterpiece

It’s all too easy to go, “Yeah, The Who’s <i>Tommy</i> is great, love it.” But just put it into perspective for a moment. This was one man’s imagination, one …

Ogilvy and Brandathon Present Brandathon For Blockchain

NEW YORK, May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, June 22, twelve of NYC's top creatives from the worlds of design, strategy and copy will come …

Pop review: Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets at Dingwalls, NW1

Blockchain and AI will transform the driving experience

Originally written by Editor Support on Information AgeRenting a car can be a time-consuming process. You have to go to the rental agency, wait for …

WIRED’S Predictions for Bots, Blockchains, Crispr, and More

Sometimes the future shows up so fast it hits us in the face, like a brick wall in a VR headset. Other times the miraculous promises of …

VIDEO: Nick Mason performs vintage Pink Floyd at UK tour opener

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason performed vintage material by the legendary UK band at the first of four intimate London concerts on May 20, and video …

AI Decentralized Alliance launches with plan to fund 100 blockchain-powered projects

SingularityNET and AI Decentralized today announced the Decentralized AI Alliance (DAIA), an open industry alliance trying to foster the development of decentralized AI technologies.<p>SingularityNET is best known for powering Sophia, the Hanson Robotics robot. It is also building a decentralized …

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets announce four concerts in London

www.thesaucerfulofsecrets.com (http://www.thesaucerfulofsecrets.com). The dates are as follows: Sunday, May 20th - Dingwalls, Camden Monday, May 21 - …

How Blockchain Can Transform Currency

Blockchain technology has been making waves in the financial technology (fintech) sector with all kinds of applications. Whether we’re looking at database management, supply chain information or any other industry, distributed ledger technology has a lot to offer in creating a more efficient status …