Cryptocurrency is a lot more than FinThech. KFC Venezuela Accepts Dash Cryptocurrency, Joining Subwa

"Cryptocurrency and blockchain?! Oh just passing fads! a Bubble! It will never happen" Cryptocurrency and blockchain? maybe in Fintech as a very narrow solution. In the real world it will never happen. How many times have you heard something like this? I bet a lot. Well that's the typical approach of conservatives who are not willing to accept change despite the fact that this change is coming. It happened before, it will happen again and when the change finally comes, they w

Major Indian Business School Issues Blockchain Certs to fight Fake Degrees

While the western world seems to be weirdly questioning the value of degrees and competences, due to the late rise of nationalism and the whole fake news and alternative facts barrage, some other countries (probably destined to global leadership positions in the near future) value so much the importance of instruction and education that are using technology Blockchain technology to secure the validity of education's certificates. India’s top ten business school, SP Jain Schoo

Norwegian Bank Storebrand Lost Almost $12 Billion in Value for ‘Fat-Finger’ Error

Storebrand, a leading Norwegian financial services group worth more than $81 billion shed 14 percent of its share value on Wednesday morning after falling victim to a phenomenon known as a “fat-finger” error. The term refers to an erroneous keyboard or mouse input that places a buy or sell order that is magnitudes larger than intended, or that places an order for the wrong asset or contract, or any other significant variation that substantially skews market outcomes. Norwegia

How Blockchain could fix Facebook Fake news Problem.

Following the digital revolution trajectory we live in exciting times. Lines between industries are blurring and well above 50% of executives know their main competitors in 5 years it’s going to be a different company. We shifted form a sustained advantage model to a transient advantage model in which continuous Innovation is going to be the only way for companies to stay relevant and exist. In this context, widely due to the endemic distribution of digital technologies empow

If You Are an Ohio Business, You Can Now Pay Taxes with Bitcoin

Ohio will become the first state in the US to officially accept tax payments in bitcoin, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Beginning this week, businesses who plan to make settlements for their taxes with bitcoin can visit and register to pay all their corporate taxes to the government in BTC. The state government has partnered with crypto payment processor BitPay to handle the payment in crypto and conversion to dollars for the tax office. The idea wa

How Blockchain Can Help Marketers Build Better Relationships with Their Customers

Blockchain has important implications for marketing and advertising. But according to The CMO Survey, only 8% of firms rate the use of blockchain in marketing as moderately or very important. Blockchain technology is not well understood and subject to a lot of hype. This combination creates a natural barrier to entry and has likely caused marketers to take a “wait and see” approach. However, there are many reasons to invest the time now to understand the technology and begin

The Blockchain Will Do to the Financial System What the Internet Did to Media

Even years into the deployment of the internet, many believed that it was still a fad. Of course, the internet has since become a major influence on our lives, from how we buy goods and services, to the ways we socialize with friends, to the Arab Spring, to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Yet, in the 1990s, the mainstream press scoffed when Nicholas Negroponte predicted that most of us would soon be reading our news online rather than from a newspaper. Fast forward two d

Blockchain Could Help Us Reclaim Control of Our Personal Data

It’s a strange world we live in when large companies such as Facebook, Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion are able to store huge quantities of our personal data and profit from it in a way that doesn’t always benefit us. And when those same companies lose our personal data and make us susceptible to identity theft, there’s virtually nothing we can do about it. Avoiding to utilise the infamous Facebook privacy case (which actually shouldn't really surprise anyone who subscribed

Blockchain Made Simple

La BLockchain sarà una seconda generazione di Internet. Se ne parla tantissimo ma si fa anche tantissima confusione (blockchain, bitcoin, ethereum etc etc). Che cos'è la Blockchain? Come funziona e perchè questa tecnologia cambierà il mondo! #InnovationMadeSimple #blockchain #Innovation #bitcoin #ethereum #transformation #strategy #digital #success #IoT

What Blockchain Could Mean for Marketing and Advertising

Companies are collecting more data than ever before, and are making significant business decisions based on it. If you are familiar with big data, you know it, if not I'm telling you now: when you talk about big data you talk about 4 Vs  ( Volume, Velocity, Variety, and Veracity). We have over the years seen clear evidence of the impact and importance of the first three in marketing and advertising. A higher “Volume” of data has led to more efficient decision-making. High “Ve

Blockchain Could Make the Insurance Industry Much More Transparent

While Edward Lloyd is largely credited with commercializing the insurance industry, with the creation of his namesake firm, Lloyd’s, over 330 years ago, the original concept of spreading risk (or “mutualizing”) goes back even further. Hundreds of years before Lloyd’s was formed, Chinese merchants would spread their valuable cargo across multiple vessels, with each one carrying an equal share of another merchant’s goods. In this manner, no single loss would be catastrophic. Th

The Promise of Blockchain Is a World Without Middlemen

The #blockchain is a revolution that builds on another technical revolution so old that only the more experienced among us remember it: the invention of the database. First created at IBM in 1970, the importance of these relational databases to our everyday lives today cannot be overstated. Literally every aspect of our civilization is now dependent on this abstraction for storing and retrieving data. And now the blockchain is about to revolutionize databases, which will in t