Bob Crozier

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Goodbye Microservices: From 100s of problem children to 1 superstar

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already know that microservices is the architecture <i>du jour</i>. Coming of age alongside this trend, …

Software Development

New Higgs Boson Discovery Could Help Solve Cosmic Puzzle

Scientists can’t take pictures of the Higgs boson. But they can find proof of its existence by watching “E=mc2” play out in hundreds of millions of …

Physics

Big Insurers Are Uniting Behind R3's Blockchain Tech

R3 has scored another win in the insurance sector, giving the startup a wide lead over other distributed ledger technology (DLT) providers in the …

Blockchain

27 Online Courses to Learn Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Programming

Want to develop blockchain and cryptocurrency programming skills? Here are a number of great online courses.<p>What is a blockchain? A blockchain is a decentralized, distributed and public digital ledger that is used to record transactions across many computers so that the record cannot be altered …

Blockchain

Mythbusting: Why Bitcoin Can Never Go to Zero

Bitcoin detractors always spout that the coin will go to zero, but is that even a possibility nowadays?Bitcoin’s polarizing effect has people on both …

Cryptocurrency

How Commerzbank Is Throwing Out the Business Blockchain Playbook

With a plethora of business blockchains vying for prominence, banks are under increasing pressure to pick a winner – after all, without network …

Blockchain

Jack Ma Embraces Blockchain for Ant But Warns of Bitcoin Bubble

Billionaire Jack Ma has declared Bitcoin a potential bubble, reiterating his caution over the volatile crypto-currency as his Ant Financial on Monday …

Cryptocurrency

Blockchain beyond the hype: What is the strategic business value?

Companies can determine whether they should invest in blockchain by focusing on specific use cases and their market position.<p><b>Speculation on the value</b> …

Blockchain

AI researchers allege that machine learning is alchemy

Ali Rahimi, a researcher in artificial intelligence (AI) at Google in San Francisco, California, took a swipe at his field last December—and received …

Machine Learning

The AI winter is well on its way

Deep learning has been at the forefront of the so-called AI revolution for years now, and many people believed that it would take us to the world of the technological singularity. Many companies talked big in 2014, 2015, and 2016 when technologies such as Alpha Go were pushing new boundaries. For …

Machine Learning

How to Run a Meeting so Stuff Actually Gets Done [Infographic]

If experience is the best teacher, then we should all be experts at running meetings by now, right? We've spent more hours in meetings than we can …

MIT Wants to Teach Robots to Do Your Chores

Teaching a robot basic human tasks is more of a challenge than it seems. To teach a robot to pour you a glass of orange juice, for instance, the 'bot …

Chinese Report: Blockchain Projects Go From Boom to Bust in 15 Months

The Chinese government continues its investigation into blockchain projects, with a research spokesman claiming only 8% of them remain active.A …

Two Weak Links in Blockchain Adoption

Written by Jerry Witkowicz and Sayed Wayzi After analyzing hundreds of blockchain startups, we discovered two major weaknesses that, if not …

Steve Jobs Used These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions to Turn Apple into an Innovation Powerhouse

Why don't more bosses ask them?<p>Steve Jobs did many things to make himself successful. He trained his brain using this simple meditation technique. He immersed himself in these highly unusual books. He also listened to ten songs that inspired and motivated him.<p>Steve Jobs also helped thousands of …

Innovation

Bill Gates says read this book if you want to be a better manager

Billionaire — and bookworm — Bill Gates has announced his latest reading recommendation, and it's based on the principals of the man who first taught …

Bitcoin Hype Aside, Blockchain For The 'Public Good' Comes To The Rescue

Most of the hype concerning blockchain revolves around its applications in finance and business. The cryptocurrency market and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) still dominate discussions about the technology and billions of dollars continue to flow into the space, but the focus has mainly been …

Blockchain is crappy technology and a bad vision for the future

This December I wrote a widely-circulated article on the inapplicability of blockchain to any actual problem. People objected mostly not to the technology argument, but rather hoped that decentralization could produce integrity.<p>Let’s start with this: Venmo is a free service to transfer dollars, and …

De Beers Tracks First Gems From Mine to Shop Using Blockchain

The world’s biggest diamond producer says it’s tracked its first diamonds all the way from the mine to jewelry retailers using the technology behind …

Blockchain insiders tell us why we don't need blockchain

General Relativity explained like you've never seen before

A super-quick, super-painless guide to the theory that conquered the universe.<p>scroll down<br>to begin<p>For 100 years, the general theory of relativity has …

Physics

Amazon Web Services Releases Blockchain Frameworks For Ethereum And Hyperledger Fabric

Amazon Web Services has launched a tool to allow users to build Blockchain DApps running on Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric.Amazon Web Services (AWS) …

Turn Your Enterprise Social Network Into an Innovation Pipeline

There are multiple approaches companies can take with innovation. Some invest huge sums into research and product development, some spend less but …

The first successful transfer of DNA Sequence over the Ethereum Blockchain

LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- DNAtix has completed the first Proof Of Concept (POC) test by transferring the complete genome sequence of a virus - Enterobacteria phage phiX174 sensu lato - over the Ethereum Blockchain. The bacteria phage, a single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) virus and the …

How quantum computing could wreak havoc on cryptocurrency

Quantum computing is promising to be one of the biggest technological revolutions of the modern era.<p>By harnessing the power of quantum mechanics, machines will be able to achieve data processing of speed and complexity unattainable with current computers. Traditional computers are based on a binary …

22 European Nations Come Together with Blockchain Partnership

On April 10, 2018, 22 European countries joined forces to cooperate on blockchain regulation and education.<br>The European Blockchain Partnership “will …

Sell all crypto and abandon all blockchain

Is Blockchain The Solution To Drug Traceability

By Bob Celeste, founder, Center for Supply Chain Studies<p>It seems blockchain technology is following the hype path the cloud did a few years ago. The …

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

JPMorgan's Blockchain Chief Is Setting Out on Her Own

Amber Baldet, a JPMorgan Chase executive who leads the bank’s blockchain team, is leaving the company to start a business of her own.<p>Baldet had been …