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Blockchain is 'not ready yet' to fully support the global supply chain, CEO says

Blockchain technology is not yet mature enough to fully support the global supply chain, according to the CEO and co-founder of Tradeshift, a digital …

Blockchain

If You Think The Customer Journey Is Linear Or A Funnel, New Research Suggests You Are Wrong

Customer journey mapping has been a hot topic for some time. Trying to understand how the customer interacts with the brand or company—the touchpoints—can ideally help marketers better understand opportunities to strengthen the customer’s experience. At another level, especially for B2B firms, the …

Entrepreneurship

Five South African fintech dealmakers your startup should meet

Fintech is one of the fastest growing startup sectors in the world. A number of SA startups have secured multi-million rand investments of late, …

Financial Services

Blockchain: The end of banking as we know it?

A look at how the technology-enabled mechanism of trust could impact all sorts of financial transactions<p>Blockchain has the potential to create …

Blockchain

Meet the Rose Hip Cell, a New Kind of Neuron

It’s been more than a century since Spanish neuroanatomist Santiago Ramón y Cajal won the Nobel Prize for illustrating the way neurons allow you to …

Neuroscience

Solving Consumer Delivery’s ‘Last Mile Problem’ With Blockchain Technology

While the growth of Amazon continues to be the most discussed and documented frontier in retail, its business model is entirely dependent on one …

Major Players Use Blockchain to Streamline Agribusiness’ Creaking Supply Chain

Transparency, traceablity and everything else blockchain could provide for the agriculture.Agriculture is proving to be one of the most promising …

IBM-Maersk blockchain alliance cuts oceanic shipping times by 40%

Did you just get a TV from Tokyo or flowers from France? Blockchain, that potentially disruptive but much-derided technology, might have helped deliver the goods.<p>A blockchain-based IBM partnership with global shipping colossus Maersk has now expanded to include 94 partners, Big Blue said Thursday. …

IBM-Maersk Blockchain Platform Adds 92 Clients As Part Of Global Launch

Some of the largest supply chain companies in the world have begun the process of moving their work to a blockchain. A previously unnamed collaborative effort between the world’s largest shipping company, Maersk, and IBM, has now grown to 92 participants and been dubbed TradeLens.<p>Far from an early …

Maersk

Cell Phone Use and Blindness Linked by "Toxic" Oxygen in New Study

We're spending more time in front of screens than ever.<p>Scientists have found the chemical reason that blue lights are bad for our eyes. We know that …

Pitch Deck Template: Exactly What To Include

What exactly do startup entrepreneurs need to include in a pitch deck that leads to a successful fundraising round?<p>Throwing together a dozen slides with a couple of bullet points in exchange for landing millions of dollars in startup capital may not sound that challenging. Yet, with thousands of …

Investing

As many died in the sector, NOW Delivery turned profitable, and makes $2 million a month

<i>The startup made money with its bike taxi model at first, but later pivoted to food and medical delivery.</i> <b>At a Glance</b><b>Startup</b>: NOW Delivery<b>Founders</b>: …

Hong Kong’s GoGoVan raises $250M from investors including Alibaba’s logistics subsidiary

Logistics on-demand service GoGoVan became Hong Kong’s first billion-dollar startup via a merger last year, and now is doubling down on growth after raising $250 million in new capital.<p>The new round was led by InnoVision Capital, with participation from the Russia-China Investment Fund, Hongrun …

Hernando de Soto Knows How To Make the Third World Richer than the First

How Blockchain can transform the world (part 1)

“Bitcoin, Ethereum,altcoins, ICO’s, moon, tokens, miners, state regulation etc”<p>Too many buzz words.We got really entertained in the last 1 year but …

State of Cryptocurrencies: Summer 2018

by Adam Taché.<p>Foreword<p>This article will provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of the cryptocurrency ecosystem as of Summer 2018.<p>This …

Roambee raises $2 million to secure internet of things supply chain

Roambee uses the internet of things, or making everyday objects smart and connected, to help companies track assets through the supply chain. Now the Santa Clara, California-based startup has raised $2 million from MDI Ventures, Telkom Indonesia’s corporate venture capital firm.<p>To date, Roambee has …

Indonesia

The Definitive List Of (Current) Blockchain Possibilities In Retail

Whether you believe in bitcoin or not, whether you think blockchain is a panacea or folly, you can’t deny that there is just an immense amount of activity going on in the space. It might not be all positive activity – like the almost-daily news of yet another theft from a crypto-vault. But for …

The Death of Supply Chain Management

The supply chain is the heart of a company’s operations. To make the best decisions, managers need access to real-time data about their supply chain, but the limitations of legacy technologies can thwart the goal of end-to-end transparency. However, those days may soon be behind us. New digital …

Manufacturing

What Are Walmart’s Plans for Blockchain Tech?

Walmart made significant ventures into experimenting with blockchain tec in 2017. Whether out of FOMO or acceptance that blockchain is here to stay, …

China’s ambition to power the world’s electric cars took a huge leap forward this week

CATL’s stock has shot up since it raised nearly $1 billion in an IPO to build more lithium-ion battery plants.<p>China’s grand designs to dominate the …

China

WhatsApp is upending the role of unions in Brazil. Next, it may transform politics.

By Marina Lopes<p>Marina Lopes<p>Email Bio Follow<p>SAO PAULO, Brazil — When Lazaro Rutino needs a break from hauling beef across Brazil in his truck, he swipes on his phone and is instantly connected to dozens of other truckers. Rutino, 59, is a member of eight trucker groups on WhatsApp, the messaging …

Brazil

Following a Tuna from Fiji to Brooklyn—on the Blockchain

I had just learned everything there was to know about the fish in front of me. Now a small part of its fleshy, red body was in my mouth. Five minutes …

This startup wants to help traditional businesses effectively adopt blockchain

Blockchain’s moment in the sun is finally here.<p>It’s remarkable. Databases are a fairly unsexy technology, but blockchain has made the distributed database idea both mainstream and cool. The rush on cryptocurrency, highlighted by Bitcoin topping out at $20,000, has brought blockchain technology into …

Blockchain

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

Visa and FICO rewrite their playbooks to go after global unbanked

Across the globe, many different populations have distinct reasons for being unbanked. To reach these audiences, mainstream financial companies are …

Inside the World Bank's gamble on 'digital economies' in Africa

WASHINGTON — As the proliferation of technologies risks leaving Africa further behind, the World Bank is betting on “digital economies” as a way for …

World Bank

Watch blockchain disrupt the real world

<i>Presented by Waves</i><p>Blockchain is a revolution in technology, a grassroots phenomenon that’s gone from being a curiosity for nerds and cryptoanarchists to something that is actually impacting the real world.<p>Blockchain enables <i>tokenisation</i>, which means that you have the power to to digitize any form of …

Figure Out Where You Are With Nothing But a Watch and Protractor

In a recent episode of MacGyver, Angus (yes, that's his first name) finds his location in the desert using only a string, a protractor, and a watch. …

Whitepaper In Four Minutes — Ripple

<i>This article is part of a weekly series called</i> <i>infourminutes</i><i>. They publish a summary of crypto or blockchain whitepaper every week. Please subscribe</i></i> …