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6 Trends That Will Define Smart Cities in 2019
The following excerpt is courtesy of Smart Cities Dive and was written by Kristin Musulin and Chris Teale . Follow the link below to read the full article. As we usher in a new year, the trends that shaped cities in 2018 are bound to have a ripple effect on the innovations that bloom in 2019. Now that dockless vehicles
MIT Report: Blockchain Will Become Boring in 2019 - And That's Not a Bad Thing
One of our top four storylines to watch in 2019 already includes the growth of blockchain beyond cryptocurrencies, and now we've got even more reason to be bullish on this development happening: According to the very smart people at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, this will be the year that blockchain actually becomes normalized. In an article for the MIT
12 Tech Trends to Watch Over the Next 12 Months
The evolution of technology spawns new generations of products and creates new markets for innovators. Here's a compilation of top tech predictions for 2019 based on separate reports from CB Insights and Loup Ventures. 1. Data Protection Becomes Geopolitical Issue With increasing incidences of data breach and misuse, the accent is now on data protection. Most countries, including India and
2018 Crypto Industry Retrospective and Forward Looking at 2019
As we wrap up 2018 at Shyft, we’ve reached out to hear from our advisors and major players in this space on how 2018 went down and what to expect in 2019. We’ve asked Anthony Di Iorio of Decentral, Trevor Koverko of Polymath, Joseph Weinberg of Paycase and Special Advisor at the OECD, and Bruce Silcoff of Shyft the same
4 Story Lines to Follow in 2019
As we wind down the last couple of weeks of 2018, we are left with more questions than answers about the financial markets, highlighted by a global stock market that continues to tank; a risky trade war between the United States and China; and a Brexit mess that Europe is trying to resolve. While those three issues will no doubt
Hong Kong to Deploy Blockchain Against Insurance Scammers
Hong Kong has reportedly developed a new weapon to combat insurance fraud, Insurance Business Asia reports: Hong Kong-based start-up CryptoBLK and the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers (HKFI) have launched a motor insurance platform that harnesses blockchain to ensure authenticity and counter fraud. The platform is called the Motor Insurance DLT-based Authentication System (MIDAS), and Insurance Business Asia – citing
Price of Bitcoin Crosses $4,000 Mark in EOY Comeback
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n November, the price of bitcoin dropped to its lowest point since August 2017. On the back of a month-long rout, bitcoin prices are climbing steadily, rising more than 7% yesterday alone and 33% over the last 5 days. Some attribute this growth as a reaction to the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike while others think investors simply saw the
Report: Facebook's Blockchain Group is Trying to Ramp Up Staff - But it's Meeting Some Resistance
Facebook's secret blockchain group is in the midst of an aggressive hiring push, sending "staffers to crypto conferences around the world to recruit researchers, cryptographers, and top academics in the field," Cheddar reports. There's only one problem: With Facebook's reputation at its lowest point right now - given a succession of scandals that are mostly tied to its mishandling of
Despite Attracting A-List Investors, Basis Has Shutdown its Stablecoin Project
Basis, the New Jersey-based crypto startup that was working on developing a stablecoin - and had attracted a number of A-List investors in short order - has announced that it is returning all money to investors and shutting down. The company blamed regulatory challenges for its demise, noting in a statement that "having to apply US securities regulation to the
S.E.C. Chief Says ICOs Are a Good Way to Raise Capital - As Long as Security Laws Are Followed
To say the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has held a skeptical view of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs) would be a major understatement. There have been the warnings to investors about the inherent risks of ICOs and cryptocurrency investment funds; the charges against ICOS for defrauding or misleading investors; and the pushback against celebrity endorsed coin offerings. Speaking