Fintech startup Plaid valued at $2.65 billion in latest funding round: source

By CloudBuzz | December 11, 2018

(Reuters) – Fintech startup Plaid has raised $250 million in its latest funding round led by one of Silicon Valley’s top investors, Mary Meeker, which according to a source familiar with the matter values the company at $2.65 billion. The

Blockchain platform goes live for North Sea crude oil trading

By CloudBuzz | November 29, 2018

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil majors and trading firms can start finalizing crude oil deals on a live blockchain-based platform for the first time, in a move that could revolutionize the market. Commodities trading firms have piloted similar schemes in recent

Tech Leaders Look To IoT, AI & Robotics To Fuel Growth Through 2021

By Louis Columbus | November 20, 2018

30% of tech leaders globally predict blockchain will disrupt their businesses by 2021. IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics have the greatest potential to digitally transform businesses, making them more customer-centered and efficient. 26% of global tech leaders say e-Commerce

Bitcoin extends slide below $4,500, new 2018 low

By CloudBuzz | November 20, 2018

LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin tumbled as much as 10 percent on Tuesday to below $4,500 BTC=BTSP, bringing the world’s best-known cryptocurrency’s losses to 30 percent within a week as a selloff in digital currencies intensified across the board. Other cryptocurrencies also

How Blockchain Could Be The Solution To Many of the Problems in Healthcare

By Thomas Franklin | October 3, 2018

Blockchain Can Solve Many Healthcare Problems Emma decides to see a primary care physician after she witnesses a series of memory lapses followed by severe headaches. The physician after performing preliminary tests such as a CT scan and blood work

Artificial Intelligence And The Future of Accounting

By Tim Chaves | July 10, 2018

The Future of AI Accounting Artificial intelligence has become an extremely hot topic over the last couple years. While many people welcome the thought of self-driving cars and chatbot customer service agents, others are rife with worry over the disappearance

Blockchain + Analytics: Enabling Smart IOT

By Bill Schmarzo | May 21, 2018

Blockchain + Analytics Autonomous cars are racing down the highway at speeds exceeding 100 MPH when suddenly a car a half-mile ahead blows out a tire sending dangerous debris across 3 lanes of traffic.  Instead of relying upon sending this urgent,

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Skills for faster innovation in financial services

By Peter HJ van Eijk | April 3, 2018

Banks and insurance companies are going through a lot of changes. Read on to see my thinking on how to facilitate that change if you are working in financial services. Pathways to innovation There are two major pathways to innovation in financial services, and

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