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Blockchain + Analytics: Enabling Smart IOT

Blockchain + Analytics: Enabling Smart IOT

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 ...
Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service and Financial Services Enable Next-Gen Blockchain Innovators

Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service and Financial Services Enable Next-Gen Blockchain Innovators

Students Tackle Real Problems and Succeed in Blockchain Challenge In an effort to accelerate blockchain innovation in Financial Services and other industries, Oracle recently joined academia and banking industry leaders as part of the Carolina Fintech ...
De Beers tracks diamonds through supply chain using blockchain

De Beers tracks diamonds through supply chain using blockchain

LONDON (Reuters) - Anglo American’s (AAL.L) De Beers said on Thursday it had tracked 100 high-value diamonds from miner to retailer using blockchain, in the first effort of its kind to clear the supply chain ...
Buffett bashes bitcoin as nonproductive, thriving on mystique

Buffett bashes bitcoin as nonproductive, thriving on mystique

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Monday said buyers of bitcoin, which he characterises as “rat poison squared”, thrive on the hope they’ll find someone else who will pay more for it ...
Top 10 Machine Learning Algorithms

Top 10 Machine Learning Algorithms to Know

Top 10 Machine Learning Algorithms Modern advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are set to change our world for the better. These developments have largely been made possible due to technologies such as cloud sharing, data ...
Newly Formed Chinese Trusted Blockchain Alliance Names SAP as Vice Chair

Newly Formed Chinese Trusted Blockchain Alliance Names SAP as Vice Chair

WALLDORF — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that the Chinese Trusted Blockchain Alliance has appointed SAP as vice chair to deepen the integration of blockchain across industries. The joint initiative of companies and research institutions seeks to ...
Blockchain Potential to Transform Artificial Intelligence

Blockchain Potential to Transform Artificial Intelligence

Blockchain Potential The research on improving Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) has been ongoing for decades. However, it wasn’t until recently that developers were finally able to create smart systems that closely resemble the A.I. capabilities of ...
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Skills for faster innovation in financial services

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 ...
Google bans crypto-currency adverts starting in June

Google bans crypto-currency adverts starting in June

Google has moved to ban crypto-currency advertising from its platforms. The move will affect promotional campaigns for initial coin offerings, Bitcoin exchanges, digital wallets to store the assets and trading advice. A notice said the ...
Japan's Coincheck to start repaying customers Monday after digital money heist

Japan's Coincheck to start repaying customers Monday after digital money heist

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc, reeling from government reprimands over lax standards after $530 million dollar theft of digital money, said it would from Monday start repaying customers affected by the heist ...
EU proposes crowdfunding 'passports' in boost for fintech

EU proposes crowdfunding ‘passports' in boost for fintech

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Commission has proposed crowdfunding “passports” for the European Union in a draft law that forms part of efforts to boost growth in the financial technology sector. Crowdfunding allows start-ups to ...
Japan to punish several cryptocurrency exchanges, halt operations at others: Nikkei

Japan to punish several cryptocurrency exchanges, halt operations at others: Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s financial regulator will this week slap several cryptocurrency exchanges with administrative punishment notices and is considering forcing some to suspend their business, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday. The Financial ...
Your Blockchain Use Case Probably Isn't A Blockchain Use Case

Your Blockchain Use Case Probably Isn't A Blockchain Use Case

BLOCKCHAIN USE CASE Blockchain is the underlying distributed ledger technology for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin; it has been at the forefront of business news in the last two years. Fortunes have been built and lost ...
Elon Musk targeted in crypto-cash scam

Elon Musk targeted in crypto-cash scam

Entrepreneur Elon Musk is the latest high-profile personality to be targeted in an emerging crypto-currency scam. The scammers pose as celebrities on Twitter and claim to be giving away crypto-cash such as Bitcoin or Ether ...
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EU executive to propose raft of measures to boost fintech: document

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union’s executive will propose a draft law on crowdfunding and forge common blockchain technology standards to help a European financial technology sector grow, an EU document showed on Monday. The ...
AWS Fargate Supports Container Workloads Regulated By ISO, PCI, SOC, and HIPAA

AWS Fargate Supports Container Workloads Regulated By ISO, PCI, SOC, and HIPAA

Containers running on the AWS Fargate Launch Type now meet the criteria for ISO, PCI, SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 compliance along with the criteria for HIPAA eligibility. This means container workloads on ...
SEC investigates Overstock token sale, shares slide

SEC investigates Overstock token sale, shares slide

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Overstock.com Inc’s sale of cryptocurrency to investors, the online retailer said in a filing on Thursday, sending it shares lower by as much ...
Ethereum’s smart contracts are full of holes

Ethereum’s smart contracts are full of holes

Blockchain-powered computer programs promise to revolutionize the digital economy, but new research suggests they’re far from secure. Computer programs that run on blockchains are shaking up the financial system. But much of the hype around what ...
What are Smart Contracts?

The State of Smart Contracts: Many Challenges Ahead

The State of Smart Contracts With blockchain technology expanding into a growing number of industries and its applications broadening by the day, organizations and individuals are to witness self-executing smart contracts in literary any field ...
Dazzled by Bitcoin and Its Underlying Blockchain? Ever Think that We May Be Forging New Chains for Us

Dazzled by Bitcoin and Its Underlying Blockchain? Ever Think that We May Be Forging New Chains for Us

Dazzled by Bitcoin Bitcoin grabs the headlines but look at the smart money. They are pouring into Blockchain – the underlying technology – and calling it the next Internet. Yeah, the Internet, how well did ...
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How Can Blockchain-as-a-Service Help Your Business?

Blockchain-as-a-Service “Have you seen the price of Bitcoin?”, “You gotta get in on Ripple, it’s going through the roof!”, “Are we in ...
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Cryptocurrencies and Ransomware: How VDI Can Help Defend Against the Next Ransomware Attack

Cryptocurrencies and Ransomware The WannaCry ransomware made headlines back in May when it crippled hospitals across the UK and put ...
Open APIs Alone Won’t Change Banking

Open APIs Alone Won’t Change Banking

Open Banking API's Most people think of banks as one monolithic entity, but they are actually made up of hundreds ...
How Blockchain Has Unexpectedly Improved Big Data Integrity

How Blockchain Has Unexpectedly Improved Big Data Integrity

Big Data Integrity Blockchain technology was developed to improve the integrity of bitcoin. However, as bitcoin became more popular, its ...
How Automation is Changing the Digital Revolution

How Automation is Changing the Digital Revolution

Automated Digital Revolution While the exact moment it began is up for debate (opinions vary wildly on the matter, from ...