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When The Revolution Comes, It Will Be Decentralized

When The Revolution Comes, It Will Be Decentralized

When we are thinking about where the trajectories of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, “smart” “contracts” and decentralised finance (or “defi”) will lead to, it can be helpful to find historical analogies. These can provide a shared narrative both to facilitate communications between stakeholders and to provide foundations for strategic planning.

Forbes February 16, 2021
The Five Best Fintech Books To Get You Started

The Five Best Fintech Books To Get You Started

Fintech is exploding by any metric: funding, customer counts, revenues, corporate acquisitions…

The number of people working in fintech has also grown prodigiously over the last few years. As people migrate from other sectors into fintech for the first time, I frequently get asked the same question: what can I read to learn about the space?

Forbes February 16, 2021
ClimateTech Updates For February 2021

ClimateTech Updates For February 2021

Xpansiv gathers traceable production data to differentiate clean commodities from dirty ones, hereby empowering the free markets to decide what a low carbon footprint is worth. Xpansiv then provides investors a global market for an expanding ecosystem of proven environmental commodities like Renewable Energy Certificates, carbon offsets, and differentiated fuels.

Forbes February 16, 2021
Maryland Just Passed The Nation’s First Tax On Digital Ads - And Big Tech Is Worried

Maryland Just Passed The Nation’s First Tax On Digital Ads - And Big Tech Is Worried

Maryland on Friday became the first state to enact a digital advertising tax targeting large tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook, which could be followed by similar taxes in other states.

Forbes February 16, 2021
“The European tech scene is growing faster than almost anywhere else in the world”: Interview with Emma Davies, co-CEO at Octopus Ventures

“The European tech scene is growing faster than almost anywhere else in the world”: Interview with Emma Davies, co-CEO at Octopus Ventures

European tech continued its growth in 2020 despite the pandemic, as venture capital carried on investing into the region. The tech ecosystem has expanded to almost $1 trillion (€824.4 billion) in combined value, up five-fold from 2016. We now have 115 VC-backed companies valued at over $1B (€824.4 million).

EU-Startups February 16, 2021
Forethought's CEO Deon Nicholas On Growing An Enterprise Software Startup

Forethought's CEO Deon Nicholas On Growing An Enterprise Software Startup

What It Takes To Succeed As A Minority Entrepreneur In Enterprise Software Today

Taking on the challenge of creating customer service chatbots that learn and continually improve the quality of responses instead of providing rote, canned remarks is ideal for AI and machine learning.

Forbes February 16, 2021
BNP Paribas Subsidiary Helps Identify $250 Million Leap In NFT Sales

BNP Paribas Subsidiary Helps Identify $250 Million Leap In NFT Sales

In 2020, the trade volume of the non-fungible token (NFT) market surpassed $250 million, a four times increase from 2019, while the market capitalization of the nascent industry of tokens representing an array of items, including artwork and game collectibles, reached $338 million, according to a report published today with the help of independent BNP Paribas subsidiary, L’Atelier.

Forbes February 16, 2021
iOS 14.5: How This Could Be Apple’s Most Stunning iPhone Update Yet

iOS 14.5: How This Could Be Apple’s Most Stunning iPhone Update Yet

Apple’s iOS 14.5 is set to launch very soon, with a bunch of really cool new features for your iPhone. As new iOS 14.5 features continue to be revealed via the beta release, it looks likely that this could be Apple’s most stunning iOS 14 update yet for those who care about security and privacy.

Forbes February 16, 2021
Don’t Lose Your WhatsApp For 7 Days - Change This Critical Setting Now

Don’t Lose Your WhatsApp For 7 Days - Change This Critical Setting Now

If you’re one of WhatsApp’s 2 billion users, you’re likely concerned about recent headlines warning that your data is being harvested and shared with Facebook. But there’s a much more serious risk for you to worry about—one which is getting worse. Here’s what you must do to ensure you don’t lose your account for at least 7 days.

Forbes February 16, 2021
How humans can build better teamwork with robots

How humans can build better teamwork with robots

As human interaction with robots and artificial intelligence increases exponentially in areas like healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, space exploration, defense technologies, information about how humans and autonomous systems work within teams remains scarce.

Tech Xplore February 16, 2021
Soft robots use camera and shadows to sense human touch

Soft robots use camera and shadows to sense human touch

Cornell University researchers have created a low-cost method for soft, deformable robots to detect a range of physical interactions, from pats to punches to hugs, without relying on touch at all. Instead, a USB camera located inside the robot captures the shadow movements of hand gestures on the robot’s skin and classifies them with machine-learning software.

Tech Xplore February 16, 2021
A new framework for robotics applications that merges reservoir computing with origami

A new framework for robotics applications that merges reservoir computing with origami

Reservoir computing is a highly promising computational framework based on artificial recurrent neural networks (RNNs). Over the past few years, this framework was successfully applied to a variety of tasks, ranging from time-series predictions (i.e., stock market or weather forecasting), to robotic motion planning and speech recognition.

Tech Xplore February 16, 2021
AI researchers ask: What's going on inside the black box?

AI researchers ask: What's going on inside the black box?

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Assistant Professor Peter Koo and collaborator Matt Ploenzke reported a way to train machines to predict the function of DNA sequences. They used “neural nets,” a type of artificial intelligence (AI) typically used to classify images. Teaching the neural net to predict the function of short stretches of DNA allowed it to work up to deciphering larger patterns.

Tech Xplore February 16, 2021
Virtual And Digital Trends Companies Should Leverage

Virtual And Digital Trends Companies Should Leverage

The pandemic caused a rapid shift in business practices toward more virtual and digital consumer experiences. To better understand these insights, I turned to Jason Rose, Chief Marketing Officer, Pure Storage. Below are his thoughts on four virtual/digital trends that better companies are leveraging for advantage.

Forbes February 16, 2021
How To Digitally Transform Talent Management For The Better

How To Digitally Transform Talent Management For The Better

Bottom Line: CHROs and the HR teams they lead need to commit to keep learning and adopting digital technologies that help improve how they hire, engage and retain talent if they’re going to stay competitive.

Forbes February 16, 2021
Why Smart Cities Need To Secure The Mobile Edge And Wireless IoT Devices

Why Smart Cities Need To Secure The Mobile Edge And Wireless IoT Devices

In today’s hyper-connected economy, wireless devices are powering digital transformation in cities across the globe. From improving traffic flow to enabling connected and efficient healthcare, wireless devices, mobile edge, or multiaccess edge computing and the Internet of Things (IoT), this technology is improving the lives of citizens and ushering in a new era of efficient, data-led decision-making.

Forbes February 16, 2021

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