Proceeds from blockchain token sales (popularly known as initial coin offerings or “ICOs”) reportedly topped $5 billion in 2017, with approximately $1 billion of such offerings originating in the United States (EY research: initial coin offerings [ICOs] [Dec. 2017]). Blockchain technology has a variety of potential applications,
This year has been a wake-up call for crypto asset investors. After the rush of 2017 – where the vast majority of tokens appreciated in price – the dip, volatility, and subsequent sideways trend of 2018 have shaken out many of the band-wagon investors and made securing a profit a more difficult endeavor.
For all the talk about the potential impact blockchain technology can have on various industries, very little has been said about the sea-change it can bring to how everyone uses the Internet.
Who among us hasn’t had to deal with a buffering Netflix or YouTube stream,
Big Data technologies have matured to enable ingestion and storage of massive transactional and event data for integration and analysis, but governance capabilities remain a persistent challenge. Big Data solutions like Apache Hadoop™ and Apache Spark™ platforms have fundamentally changed the economics of storing and mining data that were previously inaccessible to engineers and data scientists,
The hottest news recently has been the vast number of blockchain patents that have been submitted by financial institutions like MasterCard. But why?
It’s pretty obvious really, all of the major financial institutions recognize the supreme properties that blockchain technology has to offer,
A wave of initial coin offering (ICO) ‘rating agencies’ arrived in recent months, but their trustworthiness is a problem. Many believe that these ICO ratings have been inflated, with businesses paying for positive results. In a sector sorely lacking in credibility, the inflationary awarding of five-star ratings –
Buying a home is usually a happy occasion, yet first-time home buyers are often shocked at the cost of home ownership. The blockchain can reduce at least two of sources of these costs: lack of transparency and integration.
The blockchain can incentivize a pricing and services structure where home buyers can take back some of the money that is slipping away to inefficiency.
The SEC statement that bitcoin and particularly ether are not considered securities by the regulatory agency has galvanized the blockchain community, as a giant weight of potential violations and liabilities has been lifted off the nascent industry’s collective shoulders. Here are some reactions to the SEC news, Read more »
Have you ever worn a piece of clothing that was marked as one size fits all? The idea is that it’s supposed to be universally flattering no matter what shape, size or even gender the individual is. That never works. By trying to cater to everyone,
Content is all around us – information that we see, hear and share are all different forms of content. Whether we are makers who create and upload content or, consumers who interact and share the content, we are essential players in the content ecosystem. As we consume or create content on the daily,