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Animoca Co-Founder Yat Siu at Hong Kong Blockchain Week: NFTs Will Make Content ‘King’ Again
Hosted by NexChange, Hong Kong Blockchain Week gathered over 4000 delegates and more than 175 speakers from around the globe to explore the latest developments and insights in the ever-evolving, real-world applications of blockchain. Among the event’s many, illustrious speakers was Yat Siu, co-founder of the Animoca Brands. Siu, who landed a job at Atari as a schoolboy and launched
Why Economics Must Get Broader Before It Gets Better
Even as the public's skepticism toward their profession has grown, economists have continued to ignore increasingly obvious flaws in their analytical frameworks. A discipline long dominated by “high priests” must now adopt a more open mindset, or risk becoming irrelevant. NEW YORK – The economics profession took a beating after most of its leading practitioners failed to predict the 2008
Tim Draper: Cryptocurrencies Will Replace Cash; Calls Attacks on Holmes “a Real Setback for Humanity”
Venture capitalist billionaire Tim Draper tells NBC bay area that cryptocurrencies will replace cash in four years vjkombajn / Pixabay Draper sits down with NBC Bay Area Technology Reporter Scott McGrew for “Sand Hill Road” podcast to make predictions for Bitcoin and discuss Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes [REITs] Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc SAN JOSE, CA – (March
Bart Chilton at Hong Kong Blockchain Week 2019: ‘Blockchain Dreamers and the Properties of Bamboo’
Former CFTC commissioner Bart Chilton may not have physically been at Hong Kong Blockchain Week, but the RT News Boom Bust host definitely made his presence felt in day one. Through the magic of TV, Chilton – in his usual, high-energy style – extolled the various virtues of blockchain, its potential applications, and compared it to bamboo. It was great,
Modern Monetary Nonsense
A number of leading progressive US politicians advocate using the Federal Reserve's balance sheet to fund expansive new government programs. Although their arguments have a grain of truth, they also rest on some fundamental misconceptions, and could have unpredictable and potentially serious consequences. CAMBRIDGE – Just as the US Federal Reserve seems to have beaten back blistering tweets from President
Crypto Winter Is Leaving As Blockchain Bounces Back?
The Bitcoin market has seen multiple ups and downs in the past couple of years, and yet there are still people investing. For the past few months, Bitcoin has been going down, and has been said to be in a “Crypto Winter.” The money flow index, or MFI, is showing signs that Bitcoin hit its low in December, bottoming out
Hong Kong Blockchain Week: Day One and Day Two Highlights
The global blockchain community descended on Hong Kong Tuesday as NexChange kicked off its annual Hong Kong Blockchain Week. Hong Kong Blockchain Week is a five-day event which focuses on the latest developments and insights into the ever-evolving, real-world applications of blockchain technology. It features over 175 speakers from blockchain’s most illustrious companies, and consequently, is slated to become Hong
Women In Tech: What The Blockchain Industry Is Saying
This Friday, 8th March will mark International Women’s Day — a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender balance. While there is still a lack of women in tech across the board, blockchain is one area growing at an exponential rate with a worryingly extreme
Gates, a16z Invest In KoBold Metals, AI Startup Hunting Ethical Cobalt
AI, Blockchain
The majority of the world's cobalt – a crucial metal for the lithium-ion batteries powering everything from cellular telephones to cars – is mined in exploitative conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, often by children. FreightWaves reported on the difficulty of sourcing ethical cobalt a year ago. Last month, FreightWaves covered a blockchain-based project led by Ford Motor Company,
Columbia Transport Joins BiTA
Columbia Transport s.r.l. has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA). An Italian full-service international freight forwarder serving all major worldwide destinations, Columbia Transport assists product movement from and to Italy. BiTA is dedicated to developing best practices and standards for blockchain in the transportation industry. Read more at Benzinga. Photo: uberof202 ff