Kevin Cearns

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Bitcoin is consuming as much energy as the country of Ireland

Ireland gives us whiskey, Bitcoin gives us... hmm.<p>In addition to being insufferable, Bitcoin is also absolutely terrible for the environment. …

Bitcoin

Amazon Sumerian, a platform for building AR, VR and 3D apps, is now open to all

Last November, AWS announced a new product called Amazon Sumerian, a toolkit and platform for developers to build “mixed reality” apps — that is, using virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D — without needing to have any specialised programming or graphics skills. And today, after running the …

Augmented Reality

Alibaba: Cloud Computing For China

Stock performance over the past few years has been incredible, but has stagnated over the past 6 months.<p>Alibaba announced earnings and surpassed …

Investing

Aussie banking IT provider TAS seals deal with Alibaba Cloud

Banking-focused IT services provider TAS has launched a new subsidiary, TAScloud, to offer its customers "a managed, compliant and secure cloud …

Chinese Economy

WeChat Impact Report 2018 shows impressive social impact

<i>Editor’s note: A version of this post first appeared on WalktheChat’s website. WalktheChat specializes in helping foreign organizations access the</i> …

WeChat

​Alibaba pilots blockchain supply chain initiative down under

Blackmores and Fonterra have joined the pilot that will see products shipped to China from Australia and New Zealand in first trial of Alibaba's …

Blockchain

How We Bootstrapped Our No-Code Web Development Startup to a Team of 20 in 2 Years

<b>TL;DR</b><p>This article is about how we bootstrapped Zeroqode in an absolutely new niche of No-Code web development. Using DIYs, wide community support, …

Startups

The Blockchain For Real Estate, Explained

There is a lot being written about blockchains, bitcoin and related technologies, and for many real estate professionals, this is part of a brave, new, confusing world of technology. Like the original internet, the blockchain is a revolution in technology that will touch all people and all …

Blockchain

The Future Of Software Is No Code

It's accelerating how businesses are able to impact their strategy<p>Early digital computers weren't very useful. Sure, they were far more powerful than the punch card tabulating machines that they replaced, but they were devilishly hard to program. Instructions needed to be written in assembly code, …

Software Development

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

What do we know about time? Language tells us that it “passes”, it moves like a great river, inexorably dragging us with it, and, in the end, washes us up on its shore while it continues, unstoppable. Time flows. It moves ever forwards. Or does it? Poets also tell us that time stumbles or creeps or …

Quantum Mechanics

How McDonald's Is Getting Ready For The 4th Industrial Revolution Using AI, Big Data And Robotics

Some experts might say McDonald’s, the fast-food burger joint that truly needs no introduction, was behind its competitors in embracing big data and artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance operations, but there are signs the Golden Arches is turning things around and improving business results in …

McDonald's

Google Cloud is experimenting with blockchains — and it could make us think completely differently about the technology

Google has long been fond of experimentation, so it should be no surprise the internet giant is looking into what blockchain technology could do for its cloud business.<p>Several different teams inside the company are examining the hyped technology, which is the hard-to-edit digital ledger system that …

Blockchain

Binance Unveils Blockchain for New Crypto Exchange

Binance announced Tuesday that it is launching a public blockchain to facilitate the creation of a new decentralized exchange.<p>The cryptocurrency …

Elon Musk Has Plans To Disrupt At Least Eight Established Industries

In this modern day <i>David and Goliath</i> battle (multiplied by eight), one man is trying to take down a bevy of behemoth industries. CB Insights reports, …

Chart Shows Bitcoin Hitting $91,000 By March 2020

Warren Buffett has concerns about Bitcoin and Allianz’s Head of Global Economics & Strategy thinks it could fall to $0. But Tom Lee, Fundstrat Global Advisors’ head of research, thinks it could rise to $91,000 by March 2020. Fundstrat and Lee have compiled an impressive database, statistics and …

Cryptocurrency

Sierra Leone is the first country to run a blockchain-powered election

In what is a first not only for Afrika but the world, the country used a blockchain solution to tally, and provide proof of, the recently held elections in the country. The blockchain solution used was developed by a Switzerland based voting technology company, Agora.<p>During the elections in Sierra …

How Modern Infrastructure And Machine Intelligence Will Disrupt The Industry

Modern infrastructure and machine intelligence are two trends that will have an impact on every entity of the industry including platform companies, independent software vendors, global system integrators and emerging startups.<p>The convergence of modern infrastructure and machine intelligence will …

Artificial Intelligence

Walmart To Implement Blockchain-Based Delivery System

Walmart’s patent application on a Blockchain-based delivery device was released by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).The application of US …

Blockchain

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 …

The State of 5G: When It's Coming, How Fast It Will Be & The Sci-Fi Future It Will Enable

Although 5G may seem like just another generational upgrade for mobile networks, touting more speed and less latency than previous iterations, the …

Internet of Things

An AI just beat top lawyers at their own game

The nation's top lawyers recently battled artificial intelligence in a competition to spot errors in contracts — and they lost.<p>A new study, conducted …

A top Coinbase exec explains the master plan to turn the $1.6 billion cryptocurrency exchange into the next Google

Coinbase is one of the hottest startups in tech — and with good reason. The cryptocurrency exchange hit $1 billion in annual revenue as this year's bitcoin mania sent the popular digital coin surging up to almost $20,000, before it came back down.<p>With a reported 10 million customers served on the …

Bitcoin

Apple Is Officially Taking Over the Watch Business

Apple is taking over the watch industry.<p>The company sold more watches last quarter than Rolex, Omega, and Swatch combined.<p>“The cellular version of …

Blockchain engineers are in demand

Demand is off the charts for blockchain talent, and the capital is waiting to back it up. More than $3.7 billion has been raised through ICOs in the United States alone. Blockchain-related jobs are the second-fastest growing in today’s labor market; there are now 14 job openings for every one …

Amazon is bigger than Microsoft for the first time (AMZN, MSFT)

• <b>Amazon’s market value passed that of Microsoft for the first time Wednesday.</b>• <b><br>Amazon is now the third-largest company in the United States.</b><p>Shares of Amazon rose 2.57% Wednesday, sending its market value higher than Microsoft for the first time. The e-commerce behemoth is now the third-largest company …

Bill Gates

What can blockchain technology offer business?

Business owners and experts discuss the challenges and opportunities that this distributed ledger technology presents.<p>If you’ve heard of the crypto-currency, Bitcoin, then you may<br>know that behind it sits a giant public and decentralised ledger called the blockchain. It records and stores all …

Saudi Arabia's central bank signs blockchain deal with Ripple | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s central bank has signed a deal with U.S.-based Ripple to help banks in the kingdom settle payments using blockchain software, as Gulf regulators begin to explore new forms of financial technology.<p>FILE PHOTO: The logo of blockchain company Ripple is seen at the SIBOS …

Central Banks

Juan Maldacena, Pondering Quantum Gravity by the Pond

Grand ideas have a way of turning up in unusual settings, far from an office or a chalkboard. Months ago, Quanta Magazine set out to photograph some …

Ripple, the company behind cryptocurrency XRP, signs international payment deal with foreign exchange giant UAE Exchange

LONDON — Foreign exchange giant UAE Exchange has signed a deal with San Francisco fintech players Ripple on cross-border payments.<p>UAE Exchange is joining the startup's RippleNet network, which uses blockchain technology to power real-time international payments.<p>UAE Exchange CEO Promoth Manghat said …

Cryptocurrency